PROFESSOR MANFRED KETS DE VRIES, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and Organisational Change at INSEAD, led an AIF Leadership Masterclass on 30 November 2017. The class entitled ‘Exploring the Dynamics of Leadership Masterclass’ was held at Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur and attended by over 50 professionals from finance and other sectors.
In the class he emphasised that the effectiveness of an organisation’s employees, particularly individuals in leadership positions, determines how the organisation will perform. The attitudes of leaders and their people distinguish great organisations from mediocre ones are. If leadership and culture fails, the organisation runs the risk of going downhill.
He also highlighted that leaders need to be challenged to create great places to work where a coaching culture prevails; where employees possess a solid dose of emotional intelligence; and where everyone feels able to have courageous conversations.