Skills in leadership
to the organisation and role you are applying for?
Can you perform as well as the current or previous employee who held the role? Do you have the ability to do the job? Are you aware of the sacrifices you are about to make?
Group managing director of Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad Leonard Ariff opined that networking is an important skill he looks for when hiring C-level leaders in an organisation.
“This is not about who you know as opposed to what you know. Ultimately, every individual creates their own brand. Your brand becomes more powerful and dependent on what you bring to the table, and the incredible portfolio of networking that you have,” said Leonard Ariff.
In speaking about important attributes for graduates to possess, Ariff explained that the ability to be adaptable and curious irrespective of what happens in the future will help candidates stand out from normal performers.
On communication, Teh, who is vicepresident of Knowledge Management at Khazanah Nasional, highlighted her concern about the lack of interpersonal skills among the youth, adding that many are becoming progressively isolated as most of their conversations are taking place The Monash Malaysia Business Alumni Chapter kicked off the inaugural Alumni Speaker Series with Talent Needs of Tomorrow: Insights into the Malaysian Market, which featured five panelists who shared their tips and experiences in an evolving economy. through WhatsApp.
“They may have long conversations on the messaging app but are unable to do so face-to-face and thus have difficulty networking.
The School of Business deputy head Professor Pervaiz Ahmed explained that in order to become successful leaders in the future, it is important for graduates to adapt to today’s fast-changing business environment.
“It is a very important aspect for you to be able to move with the times and try to keep abreast of the changes that are happening,” he said.
Prof Pervaiz also highlighted that it is important for us to look at the Malaysian economy and see how it is evolving, including technological changes and social changes. This is so that we can understand and make those changes as well as build the necessary skills and competencies.
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