familiar with challenges
Challenge is not the unfamiliar work for me; I understand that in life I have to always find solutions to overcome the challenges. Moreover, I believe the challenge is the important factor to lead others. In my opinion a real leader have to face challenges and solve them to be called a leader. Being an engineer in Ghor province, where I would like to be the first engineer who will get master's degree. From many examples of leading in my life I would like to write two of them related to my profession.
My first leadership experience came from selecting as supervisor of a team of technicians and workers for a construction project. During my first job at, "Janan Construction Company" I was responsible for leading and management of the team to conduct the site activities and monitor the team performance and activities progress during construction of a six story building. Whereas it was my first job, it was the best opportunity for me to show and use my leadership and influencing skills. During construction phase I face a lot of challenges, for example sometimes according to transportation problems we cannot deliver the construction materials on time in site, I had to influence and manage the team to do another activity until reaching the materials. As I could manage the team and solve every challenge during construction phase, the project was progressing as its timetable. As a result success of my team helped me to change the mindset of all members of the team and my boss. At the middle of project progress I was selected as project manager of the project to manage a team of supervisors, workers and technicians. It was another opportunity for me to show my leadership and influence skill and get new experiences from managing a team of different employees.
My second leadership experience came from working as leader of an engineering professional services office which named, "Shahrara Engineering Services" the company was established by three partners including me in private sector. Even though it was my first experience of establishing a business, I was sure that I can do it because of successful mission that I had worked. Among three members I selected as leader of the services. Our core activities were to make different types of engineering plans for customers. At the first I assigned the responsibilities of each member of services. As the next step toward continuing our business I influenced other professional engineers to join our services. At the first it was difficult because the business was new and not popular among people, but I could gather engineers by motivating them in business and mead the best team. As leader of a professional team of engineers I could experience one of my best leadership and influence skills the life.
I have always been trying to do different and new things in my life and become a different leader in Afghanistan by using Chevening program's opportunities and enhance my leadership skills to achieve my future goals.