INTAN Executive Talk on Leadership and Human Governance
On 15 March 2013, five senior officers – Ambassador Aminahtun A. Karim, Puan Rahimah Yeop, Encik Nik Hasbi Nik Daud, Puan Noraini Awang Nong and Puan Rafizah Zahri – attended an INTAN Executive Talk on Leadership and Human Governance at INTAN Bukit Kiara. The speaker was Professor Dato’ Dr. Aziuddin Ahmad, member of the Board of Directors of Yayasan Putra Business School and Board of Governors of Putra Business School. He is also Rector/Chief Executive of the International Islamic University College Selangor and a Trustee of Zakat Selangor. With more than 30 years’ experience in the corporate sector and the academia, Professor Dato’ Dr. Aziuddin has a wealth of experience especially in the area of human governance.
In his talk, Professor Dato’ Dr. Aziuddin said that leadership is about akhlak (moral) and making choices which come with obligations, and that the manner in reaching the end result is important. He also said that to teach someone a concept, a good leader must have experienced that concept. He gave the example of a banana. A good leader must have seen, touched or eaten a banana before being able to teach about it. Human governance, according to Professor Dato’ Dr. Aziuddin, is decision making and leadership from inside out, and “doing the right thing even when no one is looking”. Throughout his talk, Professor Dato’ Dr. Aziuddin also stressed on the importance of respect, manners, courtesy and humanity. A piece of advice which left an indelible mark was for the audience to “go where no one has gone and leave a trail”.
Reported by : Noraini Awang Nong and Rafizah Zahri
Academic Studies, Research and Publication Division