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7 Questions on Leadership with Lutaakome Renicah

Name: Lutaakome Renicah

Title: Group CEO

Organisation: Petroleum Mail

Am enthusiastic finalist of a bachelor's of science in petroleum engineering and Environmental management. Currently am the group CEO of petroleum Mail.

Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!

I hope Lutaakome's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!


Jonno White

1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?

Being over ambitious, I find it challenging to manage my ambitions of achieving today, tomorrow and next day

2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?

With the current position, it was out of my eager to cover a gap between proffessionals in oil and gas and we students. So it was my idea then later on we formed an executive and it's through the executive of the company that I was elected to lead the company

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

My new day starts before going to bed the previous day, why? I first organize whatever am to do the next day. Early in the morning I start with a prayer, then do some exercises, I proceed to morning tea, then to my program I organized last night. Most especially I tend to note out my very first three tasks in order of urgency starting with the most urgent. After working hours I have a period of networking and social media, career development, future plans then reflection of the day and lastly organizing for next day.

4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?

Delegating work or roles to team members to ease tasks and encourage work accomplishment

5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

It's not a book but instead let me use a quote by Isaac Newton that says "If I have seen further, it's because am standing on the shoulders of the giants". This means that we as leaders we are capable of registering success not because we can do it alone but instead we work with people who can support our goal and these the giants we should always praise. Even a cleaner in an organization is a giant because he/she is offering you shoulders for you to register success.

6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?

Young leaders have to embrace team work and respect for the people they serve. They have to be reminded that they are servant and leaders not rulers or dictators. They are there to serve others and as well show directions.

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?

As a leader some times I reached an extent of forgetting that I just came into office and one day one time, I will be out

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