Name: Qazi Nauman Mujahid
Title: Director Operations
Organisation: Digitech Infra Associates
An IT professional having 31 years experience serving in government as well as multi national companies. Also working on innovative solutions and have delivered first virtual hospital of the world which is working in Pakistan. Beside business, I am a career counselor, enabler ad technology consultant. Managed 24x7 setups during most of my professional career serving DevOps, Technical Support, Customer Services and O&M.
Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!
I hope Qazi's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
Being leader its crucial to convey vision, goals, and expectations to ouor team. However, ensuring clear and concise communication that is understood by everyone can be a challenge, especially in diverse teams.
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
My journey started from challenges due to which I was used to accept challenges. Started my professional career from government job and switched to private job which became a challenge once as employer closed his business from my country so I decided to start business but I was without funds so I decided to invest best form of money i.e. time. I searched on Google for both job and business opportunities, I got job in 20 days but as I had set my goal to do business so I kept searching for business and after 8 months I came up with 7 products to sell without investing any single penny. Gradually I shifted from job to business. I started working on innovative ideas and delivered first virtual hospital of the world namely HealthSolutions which boosted my career. That innovative approach clicked not only authorities, organizations but also by academia and I was asked to join different committees and called to deliver lectures about the achievements etc.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
I do my work as passion but not as job which allows me to complete my tasks with flexibility and even after working for more than 17 hours a day I do not feel bothering. Networking, sales and sometimes customer service also become the part of my job. Relying and getting work execution from different teams help me out to avoid becoming over occupied as well as deliver with perfection
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
Don't keep relying or dependent on any specific source, product, project etc. Always keep trying to have alternates and switch
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?
I did not consult books but the experience of others, advises of seniors, which helped me a lot to learn to walk even without falling. Moreover, dedication, priority setting and time management played a vital role in my success
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
Always try to become the trend maker instead of following the trends. Also, try your best to convert impossibles to possibilities.
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
I quit my government job and switched to the private sector as I pro actively saw the downsizing in the organization. Anyone, may treat it as a wrong move but that was the booster which helped me to learn a lot and grow