7 Questions with Ram C. Pal
Name: Ram C. Pal
Current title: Founder & Managing Director
Current organisation: Nakshatra Business Management-Dubai (UAE)
I’m a self starter with strong interpersonal skills professional and work efficiently both as an individual contributor as well as along with a team also who always believe in character, values, vision and action. I’m a creative thinker and like to explore alternative solutions to problems and have an open mind about what would be the best as well as a people person and really enjoy working with a lot of multicultural peoples and like to travel for explore new things always across the Globe.
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader of a small or medium enterprise?
(a)-Funding (b)-Increased Competition (c)-Regulations (d)-Leadership (e)-Recruitment (f)-Culture & Strategy (g)-Making the business stand out & Putting your employees first (h)-Systems, Processes, Productivity & Measuring performance
2. How did you become a leader of an SME? Can you please briefly tell the story?
There are some key-points and if any follows properly so as per my opinion he/she can create a leadership in SME i.e. (a)-Openness to learning (b)-Deep Insight (c)-Engagement (d) Thinking a few stages ahead (e)-Focusing on Employees (f)-Self-development (g)-Profound Determination (h)-Manager along with Leader
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
Mornings don't have to be rough. By doing a few focused things when you wake up, you can set yourself up for more productivity throughout the day. If it seems daunting to overhaul your morning routine all at once, introduce one new practice a week and see if you notice improvement.After all, they say if you win the morning, you win the day. Don't we all want to win at life? (So wake up time- 5 am, that’s an ideal time as per my choice) after that the structure will be like this
(A)-Wake Up At YOUR Right Time
(B)-Eliminate Decision-Making Tasks In The Morning
(C)-Create A Morning Routine To Focus Your Mind
(D)-Move Around And Hydrate
(E)-Eat The Frog... Or Tadpoles (The "frog" I am talking about is your most important task or work—the one you're dreading the most because it's so big and important that it’s looming over you. Building the habit to do your biggest task first can give you a huge boost of accomplishment first thing.)
4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?
I’ve learned some important and precious note from Leadership Lesson i.e.
(A)-Everyone can help you learn something.
(B)- Managers and leaders are different.
(C)- Leadership is hard.
(D)- Self-awareness is essential.
(E)- Get feedback from your network.
(F) Communicate & Be present.
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?
(A)-The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier
6. How do you build leadership capacity in an SME?
(A)-Enable mastery of professional skills at all levels of the organization. Provide training courses, a list references and encourage access to free Internet resources.
(B)-Gather feedback about the current performance of potential leaders. Using a 360-degree review process, you create an online questionnaire to solicit input from an employee’s co-workers, superiors and customers.
(C)-Assess the capacity to lead and manage effectively using industry resources.
(D)-Create career development plans. Mandate that each employee in your company receive an annual performance review. After the review, encourage each employee to develop an action plan that lists specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely goals related to leadership development.
(E)-Set up mentoring and coaching programs that enable less experienced employees to observe senior executives in meetings, presentations and other leadership capacities.
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader of an SME so far?
During pandemic lockdown period I used to take an online session amongst in some enterprises and baby-born start up ventures and I did motivate to lots of ambitious professional so, on that time I realised myself why not a motivational leader and put my thought in an innovative way towards to SMEs