Interview with HumaidAl Blooshi, An Emirati, Commercial Producer of Channel4FM, Co Founder CarbonNexus Management Consultancy
Q1 What is the most valuable career advice you can give to people just starting out?
Focus on the goals and don’t get distracted by what your competitors are doing and keep a positive consistency plan and build your goal and create a path to reach it!
Q2 What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today?
Ways and concepts in keeping up with the new trends in creating alternatives of success plans.
Q3 How do you ensure your organization and its activities arealigned with your “core values”?
Creating a positive vibe within your organization and keeping a consistency of freedom and creating leaders within the leadership.
Q4 Where do the great ideas come from in your organization?Do you encourage junior members to be creative and share business ideas withsenior management?
They are combined with aligning the experienced senior members to create synergies with the junior members to share experience with creativity and new trends.
Q5 Can you name a person who has had a tremendous impact onyou as a leader? Maybe some one who has been a mentor to you? Why and how didthis person impact your life?
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid, his constant and epic initiatives are examples for a life change to all individuals worldwide.
Q6 Tell me about a time you struggled with work-life balance.How did you solve the problem?
Keeping Priorities is the key where you are able to balance between both, as long as they make you happy and satisfied with great results.
Q7 Have you made unpopular decisions like firing employees and reducing compensation levels? What do you do to keep employee motivation enact after such actions?
I would give employees as many chances to train themselves and be ready to conquer their goals, and I recommended them to change departments if they were not happy and see themselves stuck in underperformance situations.
Q8 As leaders do you create work environments that are morecompetitive or collaborative in nature?
More collaborative in nature, it depends on the industry and the capacity and size of the organization really.
Q9 How do you get buy in from senior management and board on your business ideas?
First I have to make sure I have to believe in the idea and create a buzz with passion and see a vision of the idea as a success!.
Q10 How to increase employee productivity? Do you invest in their wellbeing?
Keeping the employees (not calling them employees) as stake holders and partners, and avoiding making them feel that they are employees as they are engines of the business and every individual is equally important to the business and they all play a role in the domino effect