Intelligent CXO Issue 16 - Page 64

GET TO KNOW and fiercely competitive world , even CEOs have to constantly evolve in various roles and forms and it is essential that all business leaders do this , not just for themselves but also for the benefit of their teams .
What advice would you offer somebody aspiring to obtain a C-level position in your industry ?
To be successful as a leader , it is fundamental to build trust within your team and a highly effective way to do this is to demonstrate to your team members that you ’ re capable and ready to do their job with them . Even in the technology industry , it ’ s relationships that yield long-term success – people don ’ t trust titles , they trust people .
What behaviour or personality trait do you most attribute your success to , and why ?
I ’ ve found that striving to build transparency within my team and gaining the trust of each individual team member is what has served me incredibly well as a business leader .
What ’ s your go-to productivity trick ?
I ’ m a huge advocate of going to bed early , getting up early and taking short but meaningful breaks throughout the day .
What changes to your job role have you seen in the last year and how do you see these developing in the next 12 months ?
The shift to remote work has changed traditional workforce dynamics . As a business leader , this has meant having to adapt to changes in the way I engage with and motivate my team .
Whereas pre-pandemic , a stroll around the office could make possible unscheduled , but quick and impactful engagements , today ' s business leaders need to make a conscious effort to connect with their teams . In the coming months , I expect to see more focus being placed on effective remote management which is an area that I will be personally focused on in the next 12 to 18 months . x
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