Chevening is looking for individuals who 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: 100 words, maximum word count: 500 words)
my leadership and influential qualities
The intent of this is to succinctly elaborate situations, contemporary events, competencies and skills to facilitate you to assess my leadership and influential qualities. Being lived in a remote area which get inundated by the River Chenabiver Chenab almost every year, I had yearned like other inhabitants to get rid of this destitution and stand among highly educated persons. My leadership capabilities improved, developed in my professional and social-civic phases of life. Firstly, I would like to elucidate it professionally. Just after graduation, I got a job as an Assistant Planning Engineer in China State Construction Engineering Corporation, at New Islamabad International airport project. This state concern mega project has several problems and challenges for project control team comprising on me and Planning Manager. We were assigned two huge tasks i.e. To get an extension of time for the project as it took thrice duration than contractual duration and second substantial completion of project within the deadline of Prime Minister. In the first effort, we submitted the interim EOT case to Mott Macdonald (Consultant) which rejected and our Planning Manager went back to Canada, leaving me in the lurch.
This drastic time provided me an ideal platform to exploit my competences, leadership guts and knowledge. I developed a comprehensive plan for project execution by utilized project time management skills. I learned, developed influencing qualities from the high virtuoso, hone intrinsically leading qualities and practiced them. Reckoning my abilities, potential Project Director asked all the stakeholder, Engineer, site staff to attend my lectures which I delivered on daily and weekly basis to expedite project progress and motivated individual to meet targets. I contended and impressed Consultant, client CAA (Civil Aviation Pakistan) though my mediation, interpersonal skills and effective decisiveness during predicaments in work. Finally, when I submitted grand EOT with irrefutable evidences, our organization got an extension with, associated with a cost of 6 billion. This accompanied with appreciation from my organization and I am Planning Incharge of 80 million (USD) project merely with 2-year experience.
Secondly, I would like to demonstrate the positive impact which I have pierced among the adolescents of my village. In the that desolated area families, undermine the importance of education due to scarce source of subsistence, I invigorate them to chase their dream. I have developed a small community in which I usually addressed them though motivational speeches and resolve their problems. This thing yielded positive impact and everyone there is competing with kids of privileged cities.
In summation of all, it is intimated that one can hone and ameliorate his skills, competencies through knowledge and exposure he gains. Specialized knowledge and milieu full of learning, research can open new avenues to materialize my dreams. I believe I will make it happen through Chevening.