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Leader Indeed (Nov. 6, 07)

It is time to rethink of leadership qualifications in the peak of globalization in which waves of changes hit hard at the core of everything.

 

Khun Porntip Kanjananiyot, TUSEF Executive Director, gave a presentation at the Inter-University Conference on “Leadership for Globalization in Higher Education: Lessons and Opportunities” organized by the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) in collaboration with Burapha University on September 14, 2007.

 

She pointed out that, in this globalization era, leaders must be prepared to meet both expected and unexpected challenges which have impacts on Thai society. Therefore, they need to develop relevant abilities to extract benefits of constant challenges that are adaptable to our Thai context. Khun Porntip also stressed that in the borderless or wireless world, leaders should be fast to learn, possess well-rounded knowledge, and be responsive to change in order to live and lead in a multicultural environment. They also have to forge two-way communication while developing their power of convincing and persuasion. Significantly, leaders must be able to maximize available resources through networking both within and beyond their organizations. At heart, leaders must be quality oriented so that their efforts will eventually bring sustainable development for their organizations and communities as a whole.

 

In order to make changes, leaders must be well aware of some cultural aspects that could hinder genuine growth in their organizations. They need to initiate some practical changes, especially their own habits and behavior so as to enable two-way communication, openness to comments and acceptance of mistakes. These actions will further promote quality of staff and leaders in their respective institutions.

 

ข้อเขียนทั้งภาษาไทยและภาษาอังกฤษทุกเรื่องที่นำเสนอโดยมูลนิธิการศึกษาไทย-อเมริกัน (ฟุลไบรท์) ผู้สนใจสามารถจะนำไปใช้ประโยชน์ต่อการเรียนการสอนและกิจกรรมทางการศึกษาที่เกี่ยวข้องได้โดยขอความกรุณาอ้างอิงถึงแหล่งที่มาให้ชัดเจนด้วย

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