Name: Qinisela Possenti Ndlovu
Organisation: Bulawayo Polytechnic
Born 28/01/70 ; married Lecturers Public Relations and Business Communication past 18 years at government instutition in Bulawayo Zimbabwe
Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!
I hope Qinisela's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
Wil power to influence others during a crisis
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
Interviewed and head hunted
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
O500 wake up then prayer for 30 minutes then ecxercise 30 minutes it will past six water and weed the garden 1 hour andthat will be 0700 hrs read aloud thirty mjnutes write notes that will 730 bath for 10 minutes prepare leave for work start work 0800 but most times begin at 0900 up to 1700 hrs then head home. Arrive 1800hr Chat and have family eat up to 2100. Watch TV for I hr sleep 2200 hrs
Wake between 0100 up to 0300 bscausw wifi connectivity at its peak then sleep up to 0500 then start routine. Break routine on Friday go to Men club drink alcohol from 1600 to 2000 hrs. SAT START WITH PRAYER 00600 Train soccer up to 1000 with community then household chores to 1300 afternoon go watch soccer international soccer back at home 1700 hrs. Sunday go to Catholic church from 0800 to 1000 hrs the rest of the day works of mercy visit sick attend to prayers or visit other family members
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
Leaders groom leaders
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?
Who moved my cheese. Situations and people might not change but as leader be prepared to change
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
Put people first respect them and listen to them without discrimation. Everyone is important so are their virws
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
Disabled people can also lead be tolerant. A peer person living with disability of blind told she can cook provided she knew the geography of pots, stove, utensils and other resources in the kitchen. She can do so as long as other people do not jnterfere with the geography of the kitchen