The winners of the national program “Person of the year 2017” in the nomination “Manager of the year”.
Taras JAMALOV, General Director of Lenovo in Ukraine. The champion of Ukraine in the class “large formations” in flight in wingsuit (Wingsuit)
Three main events in 2017, Your version: the Main challenge for me (and as a consequence – a major achievement) was to make some adjustments in the strategy of the Ukrainian office of Lenovo, and more importantly, the values and mindset of my team.
It concerned the rebuilding of the majority of internal and external processes to maximize the satisfaction of our customers (consumers, distributors, retailers) now we can state the fact that we did it.
2. In 2017, we successfully launched direct supplies equipment Lenovo in Ukraine. Now all the laptops, tablets, servers and other products are shipped directly from the factory to the ports and airports of the country. This Ukrainian allows users to obtain news, and for the state the chain of delivery has become as transparent as possible.
3. At the end of December 2017, 30.8% of all sold laptops and 28.7% of all sold tablets in Ukraine – Lenovo (according to analytical data, companies GFK). In view of certain agreements I can’t name what place among all of the brands we hold such shares, but it is easy to calculate for everyone, considering that the market – six key players in laptops and seven in tablets.
Of the events important in the IT field, I would pick the anniversary – a quarter century, the legendary brand of laptops for business ThinkPad and presentation of the first VR devices available to the mass consumer.
Your “Formula for success”: to Completely surrender to the process, which now involved. Focus is very important to achieve the result. Any action (work, Hobbies, time with family) is much more effective, if at this moment and your thoughts, and your actions focused on your goals and on the current process. To do only what I sincerely believe. And do not back down, even if everybody says that “it’s impossible”.
Who did You dream to become in childhood?: To 9 years astronaut. But perhaps it could have been different? In more conscious age, I dreamed of becoming a physicist or scientist-a chemist. These two science (and even mathematics) broke my heart and was often forced to make hard choices (for example, competitions in these subjects are often carried out at one time).
Do You have a dream that is not yet realized?: Want to take part in the official global record in one of the disciplines of parachuting (large wingsuit formation). Expect that the attempt to establish such a record will be in 2019 – is the time to prepare mentally and physically.
To be successful today is… In my understanding to be successful (a successful person, successful company, successful country) is to be emulated, to be who would like to become others.
Your favourite saying?: it always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela (It always looks impossible until you do it. Nelson Mandela). I think this phrase is so strong and relevant that even brought to the job a magnet with this quote from the Nobel Museum to inspire the team.
What are the three main qualities of a successful leader?: the ability to build and motivate (inspire) team; the ability to see opportunities; to be a leader and not a boss.
What is today the most important work of the Director? That gives you the opportunity to be leaders in their industry?: We live in the world, the main characteristic of which is continuous change. Today, therefore, most important for the leader and the company consider the following factors:
quick reaction to changes. Sometimes even the prediction or generation of these changes. This is often called “innovation” (not only in the context of products, but also in the context of services, services, processes);
– the maximum delegation. A leader who delegates is not enough, limit their opportunities, largely reducing them to “control”. The company without the right of delegation is devoid of the ability to respond quickly to anything and, more importantly, deprived of the opportunity to realize human potential of its employees;
– creation of necessary conditions for personnel (disclosure of their potential, creation of conditions for self-realization).
The sample Manager in the world?: Brazilian businessman Ricardo Semler. For me it is a sample not only from the point of view of his achievements, but also from the point of view of the methods that he used. He was able to create a Corporation with a unique internal culture, which, on the one hand, allowed the company to achieve good results, and on the other was an example of sincere concern for their employees.
What do you value most in your employees?: devotion to the common cause; a critical look at actions, events and decisions; honesty.
If happiness is not in money, then what? And if after all the money, why not?: For me, the formula schastya is “in the morning wanting to go to work, and in the evening want to go home.” This formula combines the necessary elements of an interesting work with vivid challenging goals and at the same time harmonious personal relationships.
Keep the phrase “Give me a fulcrum and I… use it to take the next step.
Whom in this life You jealous?: Anyone. Correct to say: I understand that to be jealous of someone is meaningless. I once formulated this idea: “I envy happy people, but only until, yet do not approach him.” Envying someone, people are almost always idealized the subject of envy. It is worth to dig into the details and real reasons to be jealous will not.
What trait is Your biggest flaw?: From time to time I too go into details. This allows together with colleagues to find creative ways to achieve your goals, but sometimes I deprive employee of the ability to go through all the way.
(Written from the words of my team. I have some work to do in 2018).
Do You have favorite book?: “Leave disgust, eat a frog” (Brian Tracy) – the applied literature. An excellent book on time management.
“Atlas shrugged” (Ayn Rand) – from literature. I read it a long time ago and was pleasantly surprised when a few years ago, this book began to gain popularity in Ukraine and some countries of Europe.
Who of historical figures You could be friends with if I were his contemporary?: It is difficult to say who could, but would – Nelson Mandela. To me, modern history, few leaders, who had so great and so positive impact on their country. I’m sure we would have more than to talk to him.
What wonder of the world You would like to move to your hometown? That it symbolized?: The lighthouse of Alexandria. The light of the lighthouse of Alexandria by night and the smoke of it by day was a landmark for ships, searching for the right path. Set in the city, it would signify the benchmark for other cities (and maybe other countries) in matters of innovation and sustainable development. But, of course, one miracle of the world for this little – much remains to be done.
If You have discovered a new planet, how would You call her?: I would call it “Sarco” (Sarchu). In honor of small settlements in the Himalayas at the altitude of 4300 m. There is the beautiful night sky, which I personally saw in my life. Yet there do not fly airplanes, not ride the train, and in the winter even cover mountain road. If you do not call it a planet, how else will people know that the earth is such a lovely place…
Imagine that You came to visit the President of America asking you to show Ukraine. Where would You invite him to the tour?: I find it difficult to find the right place for this. But I believe that the main value of Ukraine is not a city, not a Museum, not a square. The main value and attraction of the Ukraine is the people. People who change the usual arrange life around, helping the government to change for the better. And they do all this not because of external factors, but in spite of them. I would invite you, Mr President, to the office of the young Ukrainian IT company, which for the sake of the world employs the best minds; invited to visit modern farms, where the fields flies the drones, and the yield predicts computer. I am sure that such meetings would show the American President the best side of our country and society.
What do You consider your greatest achievement in life, and what is the biggest mistake?: When I was 26, I believed that in appearance are determined by reliability and professionalism. I even actively tried to gain weight (unfortunately, very successfully) to fit the format of the head of the procurement division of a large company. As you know, it was a mistake.
I sincerely hope that the main achievement I have yet to come. But the current achievement is the fact that I was able to maintain its basic principles and to carry them through the many trials encountered on my way.
What is the lesson for You – the best vacation?: Skydiving and motorcycle trip in the mountains.
Dmitry KOSTYUK, acting Director of the state enterprise “PLANT “ELECTROTYAZHMASH”. In 2017, was awarded a medal and certificate from the Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy for merits before the Ukrainian people
Three main events in 2017, according to Your version: first, the crucial conclusion for “Electrotyazhmash” contracts, which outlined the prospect of five years of work of the enterprise. Second, it helps those who are now fighting for Ukraine. The third charity in the field of education. Fortunately, this achievement is not only in 2017. These priorities for several years in a row.
Life principles that help You achieve your goals: Work hard and achieve! Only desire is the key to success. And the main thing – do not be afraid to keep moving forward. Need to be afraid of standing still.
Who did You dream to become in childhood?: A banker, but it turned out otherwise, and it turned out that it turned out even better than we had dreamed of.
Do You have a dream that is not yet realized?: I think the dream should be everyone. She motivates. Forces act in order to bring it to life. We would like to expand its geography to Australia.
To be successful today – it’s… Successful I can call a person who not just takes some position or gained some capital. Success is relevance and real benefit. If you’re able to do something useful and important in a particular area – you are definitely successful.
Your favourite saying?: “Only really made can be taken into account.” (Alfred Adler)
What are the three main qualities of a successful leader?: The ability to create a real team of professionals to see the future and react quickly to changes in the external environment.
What is today the most important work of the Director? That gives you the opportunity to be leaders in their industry?: May sound corny, but it’s only work on the result in all spheres. Serious competition motivates the search for new solutions, so we are the leaders in its industry thanks to the competitors.
The sample Manager in the world?: Admired Elon Musk. His dedication and passion to command respect.
What do you value most in your employees?: The ability, and most importantly the desire to work in a team for a common result.
If happiness is not in money, then what? And if after all the money, why not?: Money gives some freedom of action and more opportunities to help others. However, money is a kind of measure of success. By themselves they do not appear if you are able to earn, so stand for something. In General, for me, happiness in simple pleasures: healthy parents, family comfort, peace and, of course, the time required in order to have time to enjoy.
Keep the phrase “Give me a lever… and the lever I can find”
Whom in this life You jealous?: When just beginning your professional career, I envied the gates, but now I understand that he is over 60, and I still have so much time ahead!
What trait is Your biggest flaw?: I somehow want to believe that I have a beautiful nature, but close for some reason people don’t agree with me) most of all is reliability.
Do You have favorite book?: Can’t name only one favorite book: “Hard to be God” Strugatsky brothers, “Shadows in Paradise” Remark, and many others.
Who of historical figures You could be friends with if I were his contemporary?: Winston Churchill, Rene Descartes, Henry Ford, William Rockefeller, William K. Vanderbilt
What wonder of the world You would like to move to your hometown? That it symbolized?: In the Central square of the Yellow Waters of the great pyramid of Cheops will not fit, so I will consider my second hometown of Kharkov and the lighthouse of Alexandria, which symbolized the development of the city and its light has attracted investors.
If You have discovered a new planet, how would You call her?: “Hope.” Opening always give hope and incentive to the new “exploits”. So Yes, I would call the planet that way.
Imagine that You came to visit the President of America asking you to show Ukraine. Where would You invite him to the tour?: Khortytsia island in Zaporizhia, the memorial complex Motherland, the Carpathian mountains, the swallow’s nest in Crimea, Lviv Opera house and, of course, the lighthouse of Alexandria in Kharkov, at which time he will already be in place.
What do You consider your greatest achievement in life, and what is the biggest mistake?: The main achievement will tell after a few years, and regarding the errors – I regret that at the time, missed the opportunity to study several foreign languages.
What is the lesson for You – the best vacation?: The most effective way to recover is sleep. Seriously, I simply change the situation and to communicate with family.
Yuri YUROV, General Director of “Ken-Pak (Ukraine)” plant for the production of aluminum containers; awarded the medal “For work and valor”
The most significant achievements in Your professional activities in 2017: Achieve plant highest production figures for the 14 years of activity in Ukraine ; awarding of the Gold medal of the National Academy of fine arts and architecture – for his significant personal contribution to the development of the Academy (Bono).
Your “Formula for success”: the full dedication and professionalism in production activities; honesty and decency towards the people and personnel, to senior managers and owners; the willingness to help people.
Who did You dream to become in childhood?: Astronaut.
Do You have a dream that is not yet realized?: Ukraine to become truly prosperous, self-sufficient European state.
Today to be successful is… to achieve the highest performance in the kind of activity that is involved.
Your favourite saying?: “Beauty will save the world.”
What are the three main qualities of a successful leader?: professionalism; perseverance and commitment; continuous self-improvement.
What is today the most important work of the Director? That gives you the opportunity to be leaders in their industry?: Professionalism, commitment to innovation, a broad Outlook, the ability to create and maintain a team of motivated professionals-performers.
The sample Manager in the world?: Elon Musk.
What do you value most in your employees?: Professionalism, ability to team work, creativity, and integrity.
If happiness is not in money, then what?: The ability to live without regard to time.
And if after all the money, why not?: Because “Money corrupts, but lack of money spoils it even more.”
Keep the phrase “Give me a fulcrum and I… will show the world the many beautiful and amazing”.
Whom in this life You jealous?: Those who can afford to freely dispose of his time.
What trait is Your biggest flaw? Imperfect.
Do You have favorite book?: I. Ilf and E. Petrov “the Twelve chairs” and “Golden calf”.
Who of historical figures You could be friends with if I were his contemporary?: Nikolai Tereshchenko Artemovich.
What wonder of the world You would like to move to your hometown? That it symbolized?: Really want to Kiev became a wonder of the world for the people living in it and guests.
If You have discovered a new planet, how would You call her?: The name of the woman.
What do You consider your greatest achievement in life, and what is the biggest mistake?: The main achievement is my family. The errors are concentrated, analyze them and move on.
What is the lesson for You – the best vacation?: Support artistic projects that promote and support Ukrainian culture.