Name: Muhammad Aurangzaib
Title: Founder & CEO
Oranisation: Entspos Developers Incorporate.
Aurangzaib is a founder and CEO of Entspos Developers Incorporate, specializing in technology consulting and AI solutions. With expertise in staff augmentation and agile MVP launches, I offer valuable leadership insights. As a dedicated mentor, I empower professionals and businesses for growth.
Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!
I hope Muhammad's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
Getting out of traditional leadership models and establishing processes to elevate capabilities.
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
"My journey to leadership began in a family that prioritized securing a stable job. However, from a young age, I had two passions - to become a fighter pilot and to delve into the world of technology as a software engineer. While watching my cousins pursue careers as pilots, I realized that the structured life of forces/aviation didn't align with my desire for independence.
Determined to follow my own path, I pursued engineering, where I discovered my knack for technology. During my student years, I started learning web development, and it was then that I had a revelation. Why not leverage my skills to create something that not only fulfilled my passion but also had the potential for growth? I embarked on a journey to develop a website for a sports and entertainment society and began recruiting ambassadors from universities. We grew, we thrived, and I meticulously selected talent to build a dynamic team. Over time, we expanded our services and reached out to a global audience.
Upon graduation, I decided to retain the same brand and ventured into software development services. With hard work, persistence, and continuous learning, I honed my reputation in the industry. My path was challenging, but it instilled in me valuable lessons in leadership, learning, and growth.
What's remarkable is that I started practicing leadership during my student days, with minimal risk and maximum determination. This is how I forged my journey to becoming a leader, driven by the pursuit of my passion and the desire for independence."
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
I don't follow a fixed daily schedule, and I'm not the type of person who can wake up at 6 AM, go for a run, work all day, and then spend time with family. I lack a structured routine, and the only consistent aspect of my life is that I plan each day individually based on needs and requirements , so my days are not well-organised or predictable.
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
A very important lesson I've learned is to avoid rigidly sticking to a single plan and not insist stubbornly on one particular course of action.
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?
Not just one book, but many books that exert an indirect influence on leadership.
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
Overnight success is never guaranteed, so practice patience, continue learning, and work on self-improvement daily. To achieve this, focus on being: - Consistent - Disciplined - Enhancing your communication skills
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
I'm not a seasoned business veteran at 50; I'm relatively young, having started just 8 years ago. However, during our earlier days, information was scarce, and people in developing countries had limited exposure to technology. We faced challenges and had to rely on trial and error to learn. Nowadays, with the widespread availability of technology and easy access to information, it's much easier for new entrepreneurs to find support and resources.