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Communication - The Challenge For Every Young Leader

(FBNC) – Young leaders today are considered to be active, up-to-date and highly adaptive to changes in the middle of fast moving world, especially with the support of technology. However, technology also diverts many twenty-first century young leaders’ concern away from human communication.

Human communication is a crucial skill that young leaders should invest in the middle of a fast moving world and modern technology makes people to prefer communication through computers instead of face-to-face conversation to solve problems. This was the stimulating discussion topic at the forum "Portrait of young leaders in the twenty-first century" organized by Dale Carnegie together with Saigon Businessman Club last weekend, many businessmen in different economic areas joined the event.

Mr Peter Handal, Chairman and CEO of Dale Carnegie, said to FBNC: "The world is changing with an unprecedented speed. To cope with changes is the most difficult challenge for leaders. Young leaders today are equipped with modern technology; they often check Blackberry or iPhone and are uncomfortable with face-to-face conversation, which earlier leaders were better."

For Vietnamese young leaders, the biggest advantages are activeness shown through researching and applying new things along with quick learning. However, communication is still an obstacle to many young leaders.

Mr Vo Dang, Brandbox Chief Executive and Creative Director in HCMC said, compared with other countries’ leaders, Vietnamese leaders are still lack of communication skills in the most usual circumstances such as talking to staffs and sending mails to customers.

According to experts, it is necessary to equip CEO, especially young CEO, with the most basic communication way – people to people, with prevention of the distraction by technology on working and family relationships, which are the basic connections between people.

Here are the pictures of the forum:

Ms Nguyen Trinh Khanh Linh – Dale Carnegie Vietnam President and General Director

Mr Peter Handal – Dale Carnegie & Associates Global President was talking.

The atmosphere at the forum

Nam Phuong FBNC TV
Translated by Dale Carnegie Vietnam

 

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