Yogyakarta – Monday, October 14, 2019. After holding the Midterm Exams, the Master of Science and Doctoral Program, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Gadjah Mada (MD FEB UGM), held a public lecture with the theme “Future Proofing Your Leadership Career” and the collaborative meeting of department management board. The first activity aims to support MD FEB UGM students in the process of strengthening skills and understanding of leadership. The material was delivered by Professor Julia Richardson, Head of School of Management, Faculty of Business and Law, Curtin University and moderated by one of the management lecturers at FEB UGM, Naya Hapsari, SE., MSc. Over a span of two hours, participants were invited to understand various challenges and opportunities in relation to a 21st century leadership career. Through his presentation, Prof. Richard also explained the three pillars of leadership career namely “knowing-why leadership”, “knowing-who leadership”, and “knowing-how leadership”.
The pillar of “knowing-why leadership” is related to determining career motivation and objective/subjective success, and by understanding this pillar will help expand the network. Furthermore, the pillar of “knowing-who leadership” deals with the breadth of networking and forming a professional brand that can improve skills and support motivation. Furthermore, the third pillar of “knowing-how leadership” increases skill development, successful network expansion, and self-confidence so that it can face the challenges known as VUCA: Volatile, Unpredictable, Complex and Ambiguous.
Facing the era of disruptive technology, leadership skills in a career require a balance between work and life (work-life balance). This is consistent with the publications paper by Professor Richardson in the 2018 on Human Resource Management Journal entitled “All of work? All of life? Reconceptualising work-life balance for the 21st century“. To successfully become a leader, Prof. Richardson suggests paying attention to: (i) the balance between emotional intelligence (EQ) and intellectual intelligence (IQ); (ii) soft skills of authenticity, endurance and adaptability; (iii) technical knowledge; (iv) developing and using force; (v) able to influence others.
Referring to Prof. Richardson, networking is like processing agriculture not a hunting ground. “It is really important to know how diverse your networking is. Research clearly states that a diverse network will make diverse leadership experiences. Networking is farming, not hunting. Networking is not only about what I can get from others, but supposedly what I can help as a leader to others“. The whole session was very dynamic and attractive, and succeeded in attracting the attention of the lecture participants. Prof. Richardson was able to encourage participants to explore personal challenges and present ideas with respect to leadership career agility. Eventually, the public lecture closed with a group photo.
Furthermore, it was a collaborative meeting between the management of MD FEB UGM and Curtin University. The forum was attended by Nurul Indarti, Sivilokonom, Cand. Merc., Ph.D, Chair of the Management Study Program and RR. Tur Nastiti., Ph.D., Academic, Student, and Collaboration Manager as a representative of MD FEB UGM and Professor Julia Richardson, Head of the School of Management in the Faculty of Business and Law at Curtin University and Patricia Kelly, In- Country Recruitment Executive Curtin International as representative of Curtin University. One of the collaborative programs launched is the dual degree program Master of Marketing, Master of Human Resources, and Master of International Business and Entrepreneurship with a 1: 1 scheme, meaning that master level students can take one year of study at MD FEB UGM and one year at Curtin University. Although the stage is still at the assessment level, both parties hope to be able to implement the collaboration program of the two universities soon. (RP)