By Mila Armelia
GOMBAK, 22 April 2018 – Students and lecturers had the rare chance to listen to a presentation by Dato’ Amiruddin bin Abdul Satar, a corporate figure, in a talk held last Friday (20 April), aimed to raise students’ knowledge on good leadership and to foster such characteristics in them.
Dato’ Amiruddin is the President and Managing Director of KPJ Healthcare Berhad and the talk session was part of BBA Council’s programme of the Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences (KENMS).
Throughout the two-hour session, Dato’ Amiruddin shared his experience of being an accountant and a finance manager in a large organisation, highlighting the main characteristics of a good leader, citing examples closely related to daily life so that students could easily understand.
Dato’ Amiruddin said: “There are five important characteristics of leadership such as trust, critical thinking, consistency, good attitude and honesty. Furthermore, you need to have good persuasion and communication skills to be able to influence people around.”
“If you see a good leader, you always see consistency and good attitude, and a leader must have a critical mind as well,” he added.
Dato’ Amiruddin stressed that a leader must never stop learning. “You all need to set high ambition to reach your goal and build a career.”
Meanwhile, Prof. Dr. Noor Hazilah Abdul Manaf from the Kulliyyah expressed her appreciations on the event and described it as “well-organised”.
Almost 100 participants, including lecturers, attended the event. ***