By HYMA PILLAY
With more than 20 years experience in human capital management in several multinational companies, it is no surprise that chief human capital officer of Telekom Malaysia Datuk Mohd Khalis Abdul Rahim has been selected as one of the speakers for the upcoming Asia HRD Congress in June.
Khalis has received a number of outstanding awards, among them being:
• Chief human resource officer of the year at the 21st Global HR Excellence Awards in February 2013
• HR leadership award at the 21st Global HR Excellence Awards in February 2013
• Recognition for contribution to the HR community at the Asia HRD Congress Awards 2008
At the Asia HRD Congress, he will be speaking on “Transforming Followers into Believers for Sustainable Growth”. We asked him to elaborate on the topic:
Q: In your opinion, why is there a need to transform followers into believers for sustainable growth?
A: Often times, the cliche goes like “leaders cannot exist without followers, nor can followers exist without leaders”. These two seemingly linked groups have led to many intellectual discourses and leadership surveys around them globally. The outcomes from these have ccommonly reinforced their interdependence
Good leadership is key in sustaining business performance. The question that bears on us today is this – “Are our followers also believers in our leadership?”. The truth of the matter will determine if our followers will continue to believe in the vision when the leaders move on. Hence, the paradigm shift now must happen from building followers to finding believers in leadership for sustainable growth.
Khalis will be speaking at the Asia HRD Congress from June 9 to June 10 at the Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur. For more information, visit www.hrdcongress.com, or please call Kim at + 603 22969199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
THE ASIA HRD CONGRESS 2014
The Asia HRD Congress will be in Kuala Lumpur from June 9 to June 10. The congress is set to feature international and regional thought leaders, including the following:
Dr Marshall Goldsmith
One of the Top 10 most-Influential business thinkers in the world and top-ranked executive coach at the 2013 biennial Thinkers50 ceremony in London, founding partner, The Marshall Goldsmith Group, the United States
Former UK government minister and member of parliament, the UK
Former CNN and CNBC presenter, Hong Kong
Jun Maria Tan Abdullah
General manager, Human resources and administration LeapEd Services Sdn Bhd.
Human resources director, South Asia and ANZ, Dell, Malaysia
Tunku Alizakri Raja Muhammad Alias
Deputy chief executive officer of planning and strategy management division, the Employees Provident Fund
Tan Sri Amar Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani
Sarawak state secretary
Dr Santrupt B. Misra
CEO, Carbon Black Business & director, group HR, Aditya Birla Management Corp, India