Ummahpreneur Live Podcast Episode 29

How We Can Become Great Leaders By Design w/ ElSawy Yahia

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Join Ummahpreneur’s Founder Abby El-Asmar as he interviews Muslim Entrepreneurs at the top of their game to break down business, lifestyle, mindset and entrepreneurship from an Islamic perspective!

Guests come from all backgrounds to shed light on a specific topic or business model that will help give value, inspiration and insight to the audience.

About the episode

Elsawy is a multidisciplinary designer, architect, and leader of all things digital. He worked with a gamut of companies (Tangerine, KPMG, RBC, Toyota, and Manulife to name a few). Named by many as an innovation rebel, he challenges orthodoxies, understands needs, harnesses trends and leverages resources to inspire organizations to innovate. His experience in crafting and leading innovation strategies has proven invaluable for organizations struggling to transform to the next level. Elsawy is most fulfilled when helping people grow and develop. His vision and ability to nurture relationships, motivate and inspire others has earned him the trust of organizations as a charismatic and effective transformational leader. In this interview, we sit down together to discuss: 0:00​ Who is Elsawy Yehia 1:40​ Elsawy’s journey that got him to where he is today 5:25​ Why did you transition from engineer to designer? 11:20​ What are the common traits between good designers and good leaders? 15:25​ What is the best way to approach problem-solving? 19:56​ How can we learn to ask better questions that lead to better solutions? 26:55​ Why is empathy important in design and leadership? 36:30​ How can we create positive environments to promote great work and exceptional results? 41:32​ How should we deal with uncertainty and ambiguity? 47:40​ What is one thing you would say to your younger self? 49:35​ Q&A session with our live audience! Join us for an impactful discussion on leadership, design, and how we can become better leaders by bridging both worlds.

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