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7 Questions with Shail Sanghvi
7 Questions with Shail Sanghvi
Name: Shail Sanghvi
Current title: Founder & CEO
Current organisation: SAYYES MEDIA SOLUTIONS
I have a passion for Web & Mobile App Development. I have been programming since 2011.
As a Founder of SYMSWEB - UK based Digital Agency, I have worked with 150+ clients globally so far. I have developed web-solutions and provided support services for both startups and established businesses from Europe and the USA.
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader of a small or medium enterprise?
As a leader of SAYYES MEDIA SOLUTIONS I found that the technologies and world keeps changing as per new trends and competitions in the market so one needs to constantly keep upgrading and also support their team in doing the same in order to take the advantages of challenging opportunities coming along the way!
2. How did you become a leader of an SME? Can you please briefly tell the story?
Since my graduation time, I came with various life incidents wherein I realized I can use my skills and etiquette to motivate a group of people form a union with the same mentality to solve issues faced by the people across the globe to grow their business organically. I chose the Information & Technology field and also mastered skills in Sales & Marketing in order to follow my goals and have been doing so since 2011 till now. I have worked with various leaders across the globe and I keep on investing in myself to enhance my skills and knowledge to make this world a better place.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
I wake up at 8 AM IST in the morning and I do 30 minutes of yoga and exercise followed by a morning routine for breakfast and shower. I get to work by 10:00 AM IST and it continues for 2:00 AM IST in the midnight. I take breaks in between to feel balanced between life and work which helps my mind stay strong and positive to make needful decisions during my daily routine for personal and professional growth.
4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?
To be a true leader I learned one must have a deep knowledge of what the people you're connected with are looking for, what are their goals behind it and how can you help them achieve it. Once you master it there's always a win-win situation that one comes across with.
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?
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. It has a good brief mentioning two different stages of life one can have. It helps you make the correct decision in your life.
6. How do you build leadership capacity in an SME?
By Self-Motivation & Learning from true leaders.
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader of an SME so far?
A successful journey is not successful until you see the ups and downs in it. There's nothing straight in life, Even heart beat is measured positively working when found with movements i.e. up's and down's. A straight line is a dead end, So never choose the easy path over a difficult road it will never make you strong & capable.