By THE LEADERONOMICS TEAM
This year, Leaderonomics is a collaborative learning partner with National Aspiration and Leadership Summit (NALS), an annual event to gather young Malaysian leaders under one roof, with this year’s theme: “Youth Awakens: The Power of Millennials”.
We believe the congregation of Malaysian student leaders from all around the world under NALS is a great platform to share ideas and bridge gaps between leaders and students.
Believing that today’s young generation of leaders are the future of Malaysia and the world, Leaderonomics is in firm support of this initiative as it’s aligned with our vision of growing people into leaders, building communities of love and transforming nations.
Getting to know the leaders
To get close and personal with some of the leaders in NALS, we will be featuring bite-sized questions and answers segment. The interesting thing is that we pose questions from Leaderonomics’ very own Thinkonomics set, a gameplay that consists of thinking questions, based on our five values:
- Building the future
Our Leaderonomics five core values in videos:
Value in volunteering
Nurul Syasya Mohd Ridzwan Goh is a Psychology graduate from the University of Queensland, Australia. She is very passionate about volunteering work. Through volunteering, she can help other people, besides building her own character as a leader.
On her involvement with NALS, she says:
“It is a place where the youths can empower each other by sharing their visions and turn them into a reality.”
Our Q&A with Nurul
1. If you had a chance to empower a certain community, which one would it be?
The youths because I have always believed that they have the ability to bring changes in the world. They are the future of the country and they have the power to create significant impact. Many young people are already playing active roles in resolving some of our nation’s most pressing issues. They also serve as leaders in their communities and work alongside adults to create more sustainable places to live, learn, work, and play. If this keeps going, the world will definitely be a better place for everyone.
2. What is wrong with the world today? How should we fix it?
People. They love to complain and blame others when something bad happened. Often times, it’s a case of ‘no action, talk only’. Most of the problems happen because people create them. Nowadays, tolerance is not an option anymore. Complaints are building up but no solutions is near. In order to fix it, people must change their mindset and be emphatic towards others. To make that happen, we have to allow change to start from ourselves.
3. Do you think a poor person is entitled to donate less?
I would say ‘no’ because donation is not restricted to monetary only. They can always donate through their energy, giftings, time and ideas. It is a common thing in today’s world where we can see a poor person who sings to bring joy to millions of people through one’s angelic voice.
4. If babies could communicate, what new inventions would we have?
If babies could communicate, we would have a super genius generation that grows at a faster rate than the older generation. The new inventions that we would have are beyond imagination. One of the things that I think is possible is having a new version of Siri (iTalk) on the TV. Babies could change TV channel by just commanding from their voice instead of pressing on a remote control.
5. If you have one question to ask Miss Universe, what would it be?
I will ask why Miss Universe needs to meet certain requirements, especially in terms of body shape, height, size and looks. I feel that, if these requirements are ‘required’ to be a Miss Universe, then does the main definition of beauty restricted to just those first, then only followed by inner beauty?
6. Your hope for Malaysia.
I hope Malaysia will be a better place to live, that Malaysia will be led by a community that put its people first and be kind to one another. I hope Malaysia will be surrounded by a community of participants, not simply observers. This would help the democracy in Malaysia to work better and create better engagement between the communities and the public agencies.