Roman, thinking back to your childhood, was there a particular job that you wanted to do when you grew up?
I love pilots and always wanted to be an airline pilot. As a child, I saw it as an amazing job because I am very adventurous and I love to travel, and having a job that will afford me do both without paying for the experience was perhaps the best job in the world. I also never liked the idea of sitting behind a desk all day, my job has to be something that takes me out from place to place, meeting people, and experiencing different environments and cultures. I believe flying an airplane is an adventurous job and would have given me these opportunities.
There are many reasons for choosing to complete an Executive MBA. What drew you to choose the Telfer Executive MBA Program, Roman?
Firstly, I had a choice of a closer school considering where I live, but after doing my research my findings were that the Telfer Executive MBA charged less and gave more. The Telfer Executive MBA program is rated as being number one for the in value for money.
Secondly, the Signature Series of Six Business Consulting Projects which are hands-on projects and involves consulting for existing firms including the international trips, especially to Silicon Valley which is the technology hub of the world was something that aroused my interest and I look forward to that experience.
What qualities do you admire in a leader?
I admire leaders who are not motivated by personal gains but who lead for the common goal. A leader who does not ascribe the success to himself or herself but acknowledges team effort, leadership has to be selfless, focused and committed to the good of all, it should not be about self or certain group or individual. A leader must also believe in his or her dream and must be able to sell that dream to the people he or she leads, a leader must be a motivator to the point when the chips are down, seeing the leader restores all hope.