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Q 1 - LEADERSHIP & INFLUENCE QUESTION
Chevening is looking for individuals that will be future leaders or influencers in their home countries. Explain how you meet this requirement, using clear examples of your own leadership and influencing skills to support your answer.
(minimum word count: 50 words, maximum word count: 500 words)
The great leader must have a great leadership skill which can be used as an influence for other people. On the work life, Leadership skill is the critical issues in team cooperation to achieve the organization goals or company goals. Leadership skill also my deepest passion that I absolutely take at any change.
I work in the construction sector, which I believe that every construction should have a great leader to achieve goals. Leadership used to control the teamwork on engineering because it is impossible to complete the construction individually. My leadership skill applies not only on my professional background but also on social lives. I have worked since 2015 in a developer company, I have given three projects in the past two years and upcoming high rise building project. I have been succeeded two projects which build a fourth-floor building and cluster of houses and one project has been under my supervision.
I remember the first time that taking a responsible as an engineer, I was a fresh graduate, by the time take a responsible to construct a building. I had two inspectors and two contractors under my supervision. First of all, I was really confused to start my duty, I know that I must learn quickly to identify the problem, learn about the pattern of the construction and also the characteristic of manpower, after all the point identified, I realize that I must be stepped up to take leadership of the project to deal with the main problem.
In the beginning of the project, through personal observation, after I finished learning a blueprint which established by the consultant, I found there was something in construction's drawing which wasn't efficient reviewed in financial and quality aspect. I gathered my team to discuss my solution and seek their perspective about the possible major problem will the team faced. As the result, I also had more useful idea to reduce the impact of the problem. Taking initiative, I gathered and arranged a second meeting with the consultant and also my general manager, I took a lead to discuss and presented my solution. Firstly, I had done to redraw the construction's drawing with optimized structure. This condition, not only increase the quality of the building but also reduce construction cost almost a half of the total construction cost. Secondly, I implemented a method that before the construction, all agreement which corresponds with suppliers must be done before the construction started. As a result, working a project where I was in charge, I succeeded to accomplish the project in time and also increase company profits. Praising my initiative and leadership skill, I was promoted as a senior leader at my company.
In university, I also take a leadership to influence people who have difficulties to adapt to new environment. I was studied far from my home, the first year was the hardest but I always pushed my self to focus with my decision. Become an orphan in young age, help me to become a strong person. In the second year and above, I was an assistant lecturer and laboratory, I always encouraged my student to give their best and listen to their problem about the academic and social problem to adapt.