Saturday June 30, 2012
Leadership, heart and soul can be source of inspiration
By EUGENE MAHALINGAM
PETALING JAYA: Deriving inspiration can come from many sources but for the Sunway Group, it needs to come from the heart and soul, as well as through great leadership skills.
“Our founder and chairman Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah has always had a clear and optimistic vision for the future of the country when he set his ambitious goals to transform a piece of mined-out tin wasteland into a thriving city.
“As we see it today, Bandar Sunway is a result of the power of his vision,” says corporate advisor Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam.
Citing Cheah, Ramon said that when looking for success, it wasn't enough to have a vision alone.
“It is also about having the right people to believe in his vision and with the right values and to remain steadfast when facing challenges.
“Tan Sri Jeffrey's genuine passion and belief has led many to realise that dreams can be achieved when we put our minds to it and when we are sincerely motivated to give back to society, which has enabled him to establish the Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah Foundation.”
Ramon will be speaking at the Star Business Awards (SOBA) Learning Series workshop in Kuala Lumpur on July 13. The full-day event will also feature speakers from the Media Specialists Association.
The workshop will have two sessions in “Building Inspiration From Within”, workshop participants will hear about how leading companies get the best out of their people and resources, while the “SOBA Success Story” session offers insights into the principles and practices that have helped up-and-coming companies do well at the previous.
This year's SOBA promises to see some significant enhancements. For one thing, the awards are divided into two broad categories the top-of-the-class awards and outstanding achievement awards. There are eight sub-categories for the former and three for the latter.
Exim Bank is the presenter of the awards, supported by Bursa Malaysia. The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur is the official hotel partner. Red Tomato is the official Chinese newspaper, while the official radio stations are 988FM and RedFM. The awards auditor is BDO.
For more information on the SOBA awards and the workshops, call 03-7967 1388 ext 1244/1237/1475.