The IBA Entrepreneurship Society organized a talk on "Leadership & Effective Communication" by Mr Bob Ferguson

Oct 23, 2017: The IBA Entrepreneurship Society organized a talk on Leadership & Effective Communication by Mr Bob Ferguson

On 23rd October 2017, the IBA Entrepreneurship Society organized a talk on "Leadership and Effective Communication" by Mr Bob Ferguson at Ghani & Tayub Auditorium.

Mr. Bob Ferguson is an expert trainer and leadership mentor from Xecofy and is also one of the top 50 orators in English. While speaking on leadership, he made use of anecdotes from his own career to explain the three phases of effective leadership: setting clear goals, challenging teammates and acquiring instant feedback.

Mr. Bob told the students that a leader must have a clear idea of what he/she wants to achieve, and should help his team attain the same clarity. He shared his own example when as an aerospace engineer, he and his team achieved a task of 18 months in just 6 months at a Herculean pace. This was only possible because his team was crystal clear about the goal and its significance.

Next, Mr. Bob talked about how team productivity is maximized when a leader challenges his teammates. He proposed and proved by example that when a leader gives tough deadlines to the team, the team members are spurred on to beat those deadlines. According to Mr. Bob this is the most important trait of a good leader.

Oct 23, 2017: The IBA Entrepreneurship Society organized a talk on Leadership & Effective Communication by Mr Bob Ferguson

Finally, he elaborated on why instant feedback is necessary to help the team improve or at least maintain its performance. He exemplified a number of incidents from his career to prove that small tokens of respect and appreciation keep the bar high and ensure best results.

While speaking on effective communication, he quipped that while smart phones have taken over the world, face-to-face interaction is still the deal-breaker. Mr. Bob stressed on the fact that good communication makes a good leader.

Towards the end, he also discussed various types of teammates and how a good leader must adapt while dealing with each of them.

The event ended with a thank you note delivered by Dr. Shahid Qureshi and a presentation of souvenir to Mr. Bob Ferguson in the presence of Mr. Azmat Yaseen, Manager IBA Entrepreneurship Society.

Oct 23, 2017: The IBA Entrepreneurship Society organized a talk on Leadership & Effective Communication by Mr Bob Ferguson
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