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7 Questions with Niranjan Limbachiya
7 Questions with Niranjan Limbachiya
Name: Niranjan Limbachiya
Current title: Chief Executive Officer
Current organisation: KiwiQA Services
For the last 15 years, I have made it my business to help dig into customer's software problems and provide a variety of services tailored to a company’s structure with exclusive quality assurance services, training and technology.
I am responsible for providing the overall direction for KiwiQA in the public or the private sector. I need to ensure KiwiQA organization’s policies and overall operation are within the parameters. As a CEO, I am responsible for planning and coordinating activities for senior-level management and clientele alike. I must ensure that clients, shareholders, and employees are all satisfied with their experiences with the company.
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader of a small or medium enterprise?
Leadership challenges always involve changing situations. We(Ourself), however, are the common factor. Our ability to lead yourself is most challenging for the small and medium enterprise. Additionally, we need to determine the non-negotiable qualities you expect from your team members. Go with their strengths; compensate for their weaknesses.
2. How did you become a leader of an SME? Can you please briefly tell the story?
Vision is essential to good leadership. I had defined the vision for KiwiQA clearly. Vision provides direction and without direction, there’s not much point to all that planning. Sharing your leadership vision helps your vision grow and your business leadership develop.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
I’m often asked how it is that I fit so much into my days when so much of my energy is focused towards growing my software testing business.
I’d love to share with you how I manage my time to help inspire you to take charge of your day from the offset!
This is what a typical day looks like for me…
5am - ___________Waking up from the bed & saying thanks to god for the one more day and starting morning exercise and yoga to fuel the day.
7am - ___________I usually start my work at 7:00 -7:30 am, collaboratively to plan my day. I check my emails and the calendar and try to make plans.
9am - ___________Attending morning Important meetings, conferences.
11am - ___________Spending time to build a quality network over LinkedIn. (my favourite task)
12pm - ___________ Taking long lunch breaks
2pm - ___________I will oversee and coordinate my team’s progress on the various projects.
4pm - ___________Prioritize urgency and importance tasks.
6pm - ___________I try to finish any pending work for the day and spend some time playing with kids and helping them with school homework if anything is pending.
8pm - ___________ Listen to soothing religious music or show
4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?
Talk less, listen more. and Sense of purpose. ...
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?
Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji - Pramukh Swamiji became a friend of the eleventh president of India, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. This book will teach. you how to be a good human and to be a good leader. This book is not about the Hindu religion. The power that would lead us to eternal victory is the power of good within u.... the one line which touched my heart is "In the happiness of others lies our own"
6. How do you build leadership capacity in an SME?
Stop blaming organizations and others for your shortfalls and failures. Rise to challenges and move forward.
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader of an SME so far?
I'm more interested in building my own story.