The journey from technocrat to emotionally intelligent entrepreneur

At the beginning of her career, it was all about the numbers and targets for Ibilola Amao Ph.D, but she soon realised the importance of meeting the needs of individuals, mapping core competencies to the solutions tailored to those needs and the delivery of solutions. These are the top focus areas for budding entrepreneurs.

It’s all about considering the journey an adventure and converting stumbling blocks to steppingstones, whilst being open-minded, positive and finding opportunities.

Acknowledging it’s not about you or what you know, it is all about teamwork to be successful.

Other elements of the conversation for the 22nd video of the series “#GlobalLeadershipHypothesis – what makes a great leader?”:

❇️Empathy, humility, emotional intelligence & being sensitive to your community

❇️Connecting with people on their needs

❇️ Being a team player

❇️Balancing external & internal needs as an entrepreneur

❇️Connectivity between external & internal stakeholders

❇️Understanding what drives individual team members

❇️Wearing different cultural lenses

❇️Self-doubt holds leaders back

❇️Having the right support system

© Talita Ferreira, CEO and founder of Authentic Change Solutions

Interested in Leadership and what makes a great leader? Visit The Global Leadership Hypothesis for a range of interviews with Chairman of Boards, finance professionals, influencers, thought leaders, leadership consultants and many more

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