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I was the topper and class representative for 3 consecutive years, leading a group of 50 students


hamidy 1 / -  
Nov 2, 2015   #1
Chevening is looking for individuals that will be future leaders or influence in their home countries

Leadership is not a skill acquired at birth, it's a capability which is developed by facing challenges.
In school I was the topper and class representative for 3 consecutive years, where I was leading a group of 50 students. I was trusted by both students and teachers and I used to motivate and inspire my classmates to choose their career path and the ways on how to approach their goal.

After graduation from high school I attended ICCR Indian Scholarship Exams in which I was declared "passed", I was granted scholarship to study my bachelor degree in the field of Computer Applications in a prestigious Indian university.

During my college I used to interact with people and my lecturers and explore and sort out the new business ideas, meanwhile I used to talk with my friends in Afghanistan and ask them about the job and business opportunities,

In my college I was leading a small group of 8 students, I used to motivate them and give them the new business ideas and explain the opportunities, we used to go and visit the companies, which indeed made us more committed to our goals. We all had high ambitions and everyone was pursuing his dream very passionately.

In 2010 I was graduated and returned to my country, I got job in the same year.
As stated earlier I had and overall idea of business opportunities in the market, so in 2011 I founded my own company called NETHUB IT Solutions.

As an employee and entrepreneur I always had the passion to meet the new people, grasp new ideas, expand my business and discover the needs of our society, so I was engaged in several social and technology communities.

In my company I am leading a group of 6 people, where I motivate, control and instruct them in the right path to achieve their goals.

As an example, I want to point out the obstacles and the way how we managed and solved them in one of our projects,
Client was not fully aware of what exactly he wanted from us, so he was changing his mind each time he observed a new thing and we all know that each project is bounded to a specific scope, so I organized a meeting with the client and we discussed the needs of the client in details, as a result we found out that client was not actually mature enough In his business to list out all the possibilities, so together we re-made the full requirement and developed the module.

The reason behind the success of my company is that, we appraise the employees for their good job and guide them on how to tackle the obstacles.

hasbi 29 / 42 23  
Nov 2, 2015   #2
Hi,., Hamidy..!

if you talking about your leadership.
firstly, you should explain what the essential of leadership skill that became part and partial of your lives.
secondly, if you are commanded to talk your leadership experience. the great explain is when you tell about your challenge to lead yourself and other people.

CHALLENGE means that what are the problems that you have been forced to develop you group, you can show what measurements that you took to deal with these problems. also, you can show what happened with your organization that you lead after you applied these measurements. become better or worst.

thirdly, how the future leader influences their country, please show how important role of this. particularly young people.
vangiespen - / 4,137 1449  
Nov 2, 2015   #3
Abdullah, the essay response that you wrote is too short and does not really offer an insight into your leadership and influencing abilities. Everything that you mentioned about your college experience does not really equate to an actual and practical leadership experience due to the controlled setting of an academic institution. Once you finally got to mention something that does apply in great relation to the prompt, that of owning and running your own company, you placed it at the very end and decided that it should have even less space than the college experience overview that you gave.

If you want to improve this essay, I suggest that you discuss the obstacles that you encounter as the owner of your own company and the difficulties of having to manage 7 people of varying personalities, talents, and skills. That is the perfect vehicle for you to make your leadership and influencing skills stand out. Not all the applicants will be able to claim a total package for the leadership role as an entrepreneur. So use that marked difference from the other applicants to your advantage. Don't waste the ace that you have by under utilizing it in the essay.

The way that you started discussing how you handled the team of your company and the goals that you set for them are the perfect backdrop for the leadership and influencing discussion. If I were you, I would opt to choose a pivotal moment during this time when you were forced to adjust your leadership style in order to better inspire your workers. Think back over your previous projects and pick the one that seemed the most problematic, and yet proved to be quite successful for your office. Discuss how that happened. That is the best illustration of your skills and that will be sure to catch the interest of the scholarship reviewer.
vangiespen - / 4,137 1449  
Nov 3, 2015   #4
Abdullah, I would like to remind you that the first part of your essay is exactly what I was asking you to delete in my previous advice thread. Those are the pieces of information that do not really bear any remarkable or memorable aspects of your leadership skills since these events happened long before you had to take command responsibility for the outcome of your decisions. That type of leadership on your part, only developed when you set up your own company. That was when you needed to learn to balance leadership with positive influencing skills.

I would like to ask you again, to just concentrate on a specific time or project when, as the leader of your company, you had to lead and influence the team towards the completion of a task. I specifically want you to develop a clear, stand alone paragraph that explains the motions of leadership and team influencing that you had to accomplish when:

I organized a meeting with the client and we discussed the needs of the client in details, as a result we found out that client was not actually mature enough In his business to list out all the possibilities, so together we re-made the full requirement and developed the module.

By this time in the project development, I am sure that your team was already tired and irritated by the client attitude and demands. Explain how you inspired them to continue working with the client until the project was successfully completed. That discussion is what should comprise your whole essay. Everything else before that, are throwaways so discard those stories.


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