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7 Questions on Leadership with Thon Kuol Thon Mayath

Name: Thon Kuol Thon Mayath

Title: Head programs

Organisation: Child poverty Reduction

A South Sudanese with a bachelor’s degree of Science in Geology and mining with over a year experience in Planning, Drilling, Implementation, gold smelting, Monitoring, cementing and Evaluation of mining, and pipeline Works, Water hygiene and Sanitation (WASH).

I am a confident, hardworking and flexible individual, an honest and trustworthy person who wants transparency and positive changes in a society, am a natural team player with good inter personal skills, always ready to meet challenges and willing to learn,listen and always ready for any correction and advice. I am highly organized.

I always take notes, and I use a series of tools to help myself stay on top of deadlines. I like to keep a clean workspace and create a logical filing method, so I am always able to find what I need.

I find this increases efficiency and helps the rest of the team stay on track. I am interested Work for Humanitarian organization because much of my interest as a humanity person is to make this World a Safe Place for every Living Beings Created by God.

Especially people affected by War and Natural Disaster. Not only that but working in field of education from 5 years in various capacities as teaching faculty, education consultant , policy maker, as education agent at B2B and Implementing several project for education.

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

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


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

- “I tend to try to take up too many things, leaving little time for myself.”

- “I am a perfectionist and sometimes, concentrate too much on one single task to get it to perfection, using up time from other tasks”.the following are my challeng in most cases

I tend to say Yes, when someone asks for help. I am working on learning to say No at times.

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

In 2016 when I completed my secondary education certificate, I started my first post as teacher in which I have learnt allow and get courage of leading then in 2018 when I travelled to India for further studies, I first join South Sudanese student association as General secretary in which it has given me space and visibility for various sectors to notice my work then symbiosis International University took as sport committee in the same LPS college took me as their international students coordinator. In the year of 2019, I was selected as the Asia-Africa coordinator, in the same year I was selected as international consultant for international patients for various hospitals such as Ruby Hall and Jupiter hospital not only that I was also selected to lead B2B in habits company Ltd in 2020 I was selected as national president of Association of African students in India in which I was rewarded as best young entrepreneur of the year. In 2021,I was appointed as International students educational consultant at Mit world peace University. In 2022 I become the co-founder of Afro-Asian students connection in India.

Much thanks to God for everything and am still looking forward to learn more

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

Am type of human being who spend less time in sleep. I spend 5 hours daily to spend.

Because I do much work studies at night

Below is my time structure

Waking up -5.30 Am

Sleeping time - 12.30 Am

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

Talk less and listen more.

Encourage growth.

Be a source of inspiration.

Learn to be adaptable and flexible.

Hire the appropriate people.

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?

My impact wasn't a book but great leader call Dr. John Garang de Mabior

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

Seek commitment, not compliance.

Get out of your office.

Make decisions with your people in mind.

Do the right thing.

Inspire greatness.

Align passion with purpose.

Embrace discomfort.

Get to know your people.

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

Be calm and pathetic

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