Power Draw Consulting recently interviewed Mr. Radoslaw Mazur, Sales Director of Fit Ivest International Sp. z o.o.
In the interview, Radoslaw shed more light on his professional background. He also offered a glimpse into his personal life while hinting at those that inspired him to become as well-respected leader. He also offered a word of advice on team building, communication and leadership to the next generation of business professionals.
To get started, please could you tell us a little about your background?
My professional background is a very diverse one. Over the years, I have worked in 5 different business sectors. And these include; Tourism, Software (Saas), Fringe benefits, Furniture and Health & Fitness in B2B and B2C markets. In the last place I worked, I was responsible for Sales and Marketing strategy in Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Slovakia. It was my primary responsibility to build new teams, set up ecommerce sales and digital marketing.
What would be your advice to someone aspiring to be where you are now?
First of all, you have to ask yourself where you would like to be in your professional life? And what gives you satisfaction? If you know this answer then you have to set up steps on how you can get there. It looks of course very simple and easy, but it is not and requires a lot of determination. You also have to be patient and constantly developing your skills, as the world is changing at a fast rate. Last but not least, you have to have a bit of luck.
Looking back through your established career, what would you identify as a personal highlight?
I am really proud that I was able to build well motivated and engaged teams. I always had an open and trustful communication in all my teams. This created a conducive environment where different views and opinions could be freely shared. This way of cooperation brought about better employee satisfaction and engagement. And at the end of the day, it led to an even better all-round performance by the companies that I worked for.
What are your personal motivators?
As a sportsman, I would say I was born to compete. Competition gives me a lot of satisfaction and the power to go further. I love to work with people. I like sharing my experience, providing guidance and developing people to reach their goals. I also like a dynamic environment where I can experiment, try new solutions and ways of doing business.
Can you identify how your organization stands out from the market and your competitors?
We keenly listen to all our customers. We are also very interested in hearing their experience with us. That is why we launched our online sales which was a huge success. People want to be able to choose how they can buy products and services. They want to use new technology for communication so…we are there.
What advice would you give to future aspiring leaders and why?
To be a leader you have to build trust within your team. Without trust, your team will not be as efficient as they could and should be. The goals of your business should come first at all times and teamwork is key to the success of your business.
Who is the most inspiring person in business for you and why?
There are many people that inspire me. Some of these people have written wonderful books and articles that I have read. So it is difficult for me to pick one at the moment. However, I really like Seth Godin, Simon Sinek, Philip Kotler and Marshall Goldsmith. I also admire my wife and children who give me a lot of inspiration in my both my professional and private life.
This was a revealing interview that provided an insight into the keys to career success from the point of view of the Sales Director.
As highlighted by the Sales Director, focus, patience and determination are essential to any success story. While trust and effective communication plays a vital role in the success of every business.
Finally, the role of mentors cannot be overemphasized, as even great leaders like the Sales Director had to draw inspiration from others.