Toastmasters International District 87 ‐ 4th Semi Annual Convention...
Key Note Speaker’s Profile – Professor Sattar Bawany
Prof Sattar Bawany is the Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for...
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Synopsis for Toastmasters District 87 Convention 2013, Medan, Indonesia 16 november 2013

  1. 1. KEY NOTE PRESENTATION ON “LEAVING A LEADERSHIP LEGACY” Toastmasters International District 87 ‐ 4th Semi Annual Convention 2013    Saturday, 16 November 2013            Grand Aston City Hall Hotel, Medan, Indonesia  Introduction When we move on, people do not remember us for what we do for ourselves. They remember us for what we do for them. One of the great joys and grave responsibilities of leaders is making sure that those in their care live lives not only of success, but also of significance. Leaders who see their role as serving others leave the most lasting legacies. Teaching is one way of serving. It’s a way of passing along the lessons learned from experience, particularly to those who look immediately to us for leadership. By asking ourselves how we want to be remembered, we plant the seeds for living our lives as if we matter. Leaders Serve and Sacrifice Are you on this planet to do something, or are you just here for something to do? If you’re on this planet to do something, what is it? What difference will you make? What will be your legacy? Viewing leadership as service is not a new concept. Robert Greenleaf, himself a retired corporate executive, observed that the “great leader is seen as servant first, and that simple fact is the key to [the leader’s] greatness.” The Best Leaders Are Teachers The best way to learn something is to teach it to somebody else. As the late Peter Drucker observed early in his career: “My third employer was the youngest of three senior partners of a bank … Once a week or so he would sit down with me and talk about the way he saw the world … In the end, I think he learned more than I did from our little talks.” You Are the Most Important Leader in Your Organization The CEO is not the most important leader in an organization. Despite the fact that CEOs get most of the press, they get far too much credit for success, and far too much blame for failures. The attributions are way out of proportion to their actual influence. If the CEO is not the most important leader, who is it? If you’re a manager in an organization, to your direct reports, you are the most important leader in your organization. In other words, you are the CEO of your group. Conclusion: The Legacy You Leave The Leader must continuously engage and keep the passion forever burning in their followers As John Maxwell, author of numerous books on leadership, said, “It’s been said that there are two kinds of people in life: those who make things happen and those who wonder what happened. Leaders have the ability to make things happen. People who don’t know how to make things happen for themselves won’t know how to make things happen for others.” He went on, “What you do with the future means the difference between leaving a track record and leaving a legacy.” Legacies aren’t just wishful thinking. They’re the result of determined doing. The legacy you leave is the life you lead. You just never know whose life you might touch. What you do know is that you can make a difference. You can leave this world better than you found it. Key Note Presentation on “Leaving Your Leadership Legacy” – 16 November 2013
  2. 2. Key Note Speaker’s Profile – Professor Sattar Bawany   Prof Sattar Bawany is the Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for Executive Education (CEE) and The International Professional Managers Association (IPMA) in Asia Pacific and Managing Director & Master Executive Coach of Executive Development Associates (EDA) in Asia Pacific. He is also the Co-Chair of the Human Capital Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham Singapore), He has over 25 years’ international business management experience, including 15 years in executive coaching, group facilitation, and leadership development and training with global management consulting firms. In addition to his business and consulting career, Prof Bawany has over 10 years of concurrent academic experience as an Adjunct Professor teaching senior executives international business strategies and human resource courses at various leading universities including Paris Graduate School of Management. Prof Bawany has assumed various senior management roles including Managing Director/Country Head and Talent Development/Coaching Practice Leader for DBM Asia Pacific as well as Business Leader, Organisational Effectiveness/Leadership Development Consultant and Executive Coach with Mercer HR Consulting, The Hay Group, The Forum Corporation and Mercuri International. Prof Bawany’s passion for people and culture is about creating an environment where employees are valued and emotionally engaged in the business. He has successfully worked with extensive number of public and private organisations regionally and internationally specialising in people and culture through transformational change, starting with the ‘end’ in mind! He is an experienced facilitator and has spent many years developing leadership capability through the delivery of structured programs and coaching. He is an astute advisor to executives who need to know how they are perceived and want to focus on what is most important in their professional and personal lives. He has coached a range of leaders, from CEOs, to senior vice presidents, and high potential managers. His current work in organisations focuses on encouraging individual initiative and leadership from a systemic perspective in order to achieve clearly defined business results. His specialty is effectively linking people processes to business outcomes. He is a Key Note Speaker at international and regional Conferences, Workshops and Seminars on the following themes: Executive Leadership Development, Employee Engagement and Managing across Generational Gap, Strategic Human Resource Management, and Talent Management & Succession Planning. He is an accomplished Author with a Chapter on “Maximizing the Potential of Future Leader” in the Book “Coaching in Asia the First Decade” and has published articles on topics such as Leadership Effectiveness, Strategic HR/OD, Career Management and Executive Coaching He holds an Executive MBA and a Bachelor in Business Administration (Marketing). He is currently pursuing his PhD in Business Administration and his Doctoral Research is on ‘The Impact of Executive Coaching on the Personal & Professional Development of Leaders”. Prof Bawany is a Fellow of International Professional Managers Association (IPMA) and The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). He is a Professional Member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). He is also a Practicing Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and International Association of Coaching (IAC). Contact Details: Email: Facebook: LinkedIn: YouTube: Key Note Presentation on “Leaving Your Leadership Legacy” – 16 November 2013