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7 Questions with Vladislav Podolyako
7 Questions with Vladislav Podolyako

Name: Vladislav Podolyako

Current title: Founder

Current organisation: Belkins

Vlad’s decades of entrepreneurial wisdom and business building experience have allowed him to successfully mentor a diverse group of business owners, entrepreneurs in growing their companies. A recognized expert in the areas of transforming organizational culture and leadership development, B2B Sales, Marketing, spent more than 10 years building technology products, with a background in communication networks and electronic device engineering.

7 Questions with Vladislav Podolyako

1. What have you found most challenging as a leader of a small or medium enterprise?

As we work with top talents the biggest struggle is to hire great people.

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

You need to be honest with everyone and first of all with yourself. To become a leader of any SME you just need to be a hard-working person.

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

Wake up
Read my email in case something happened
Breakfast and 10-14 hours of work ahead :)

4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

It never gets easier, you just go faster

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?

From good to great and Predictable revenue

6. How do you build leadership capacity in an SME?

Earn the trust and make an output.

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

A story that comes to my mind from the first day of our path. My partner and I went to a co-working space with our friends and started the company without any investments. The way we were doing that bootstrapping gives an idea about good and bad decisions, how to work with people, and other things.

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