The Chairman of The Industrial Group receives a delegation of visiting international students from the University of San Francisco – The Industrial Group The Industrial Group

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January 18, 2016

The Chairman of The Industrial Group receives a delegation of visiting international students from the University of San Francisco

The Chairman and CEO, Sheikh Hussein A. Al-Banawi addressed a group of visiting international management students from the University of San Francisco on enterprise leadership at a “town hall meeting” held at the Group’s Headquarters.

 

The students were given the opportunity to hear from the Chairman and seek his advice on what builds the character of an aspiring leader.

 

Here are some remarks from Sheikh Hussein’s talk during the gathering:

 

  • The journey of leadership begins with soul-searching and self-discovery. It’s a journey that begins with questions: What is your destination? Why are you heading there? What inspires you in life?
  • Self-awareness is a pre-requisite for effective communications, interpersonal relations and developing empathy for others.
  • Leaders develop a set of personal values and principles that impacts every aspect of their lives.
  • A lot of inspiration lies in the selfless sacrifice one’s forefathers have made, future leaders should be willing to do their part of similar sacrifices to create a reference for tomorrow’s youth.
  • While traditional learning is very important, those who aspire to be leaders invest their time, energy and money on training and education