Lead­er­ship sem­i­nar: Dis­rupt and dom­i­nate

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Ben Gar­cia

If you want to have a pow­er­ful in­flu­ence over your com­pany and do some­thing ex­tra­or­di­nary you have to dis­rupt the com­pany, and not just sit there and be lazy, a lec­turer sug­gests. “Do some­thing as­ton­ish­ing. Do not stand still; lazy lead­er­ship is long gone, you have to be walk­ing on egg shells, tak­ing risks and be­ing care­ful all the time, be dy­namic,” ad­vised Tom McCarthy, an ac­claimed con­sul­tant and speaker hosted to speak at the ‘Dis­rupt and Dom­i­nate’ lead­er­ship sem­i­nar held at the Al-Hamra Tower in Sharq on Sun­day. The sem­i­nar was or­ga­nized by Me­fazec along with Khalid Al-Zanki’s Launch on Fire Com­pany.

“John F Kennedy was able to send a man to the moon, de­spite the im­pos­si­bil­ity at that time,” McCarthy said. “Kennedy chal­lenged that within a decade he was go­ing to land a man on the moon. Though it sounded al­most im­pos­si­ble, but his words shook en­gi­neers and the pub­lic, ul­ti­mately achiev­ing his goal.”

“Black­Berry was once a lead­ing smart­phone com­pany all over the world, when iPhone was launched, they said, ‘iPhone is not our com­peti­tor.’ Where is Black­Berry now? If it would have taken iPhone as a threat, it could still have sur­vived,” he ar­gued.

Some of the great points dis­cussed in the sem­i­nar were how to be­come a bet­ter leader in your com­pany, how to sur­round your­self with win­ners and the mind­set to con­trol and el­e­vate your em­ploy­ees’ suc­cess. Essa Al-Essa, founder and chair­man of Me­fazec, said that he was de­lighted to host such an ac­claimed speaker and con­sul­tant as McCarthy. Me­fazec was happy to en­lighten the en­tre­pre­neur’s about their busi­nesses and how to re­duce their risk of fail­ure. Host­ing Tom McCarthy was a great ex­am­ple of how Me­fazec sup­ports its com­mu­nity in of­fer­ing the best ad­vice on how to suc­ceed in the busi­ness world.

— Photo by Ben Gar­cia

KUWAIT: Tom McCarthy speaks dur­ing the ‘Dis­rupt and Dom­i­nate’ lead­er­ship sem­i­nar.

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