On 4 September 2019, the College of Business and Economics organized a Seminar that focused on leadership and management as a liberal art. The School of Management and Public Administration, which hosted the event, invited honorable guest Dr. Albert Randall to speak on a number of topics.
Dr. Albert is originally from the United States and has extensive experience in the field of Leadership. Gaining an MBA in Executive Management and an MA in Public Service among others, he leads various Directorship roles in programs, which include being the Chairman of a board of the Corona Regional Medical Center, USA, Director of Outreach from California Institute of Advanced management and Director of Aerospace of Northman Grumman. In the seminar, he shared with the participants the tools that are necessary to become a leader in different settings.
According to Dr. Albert, the eight influential tools for leaders in all their situations include direction, indirection, redirection, deflection, enlistment, persuasion, negotiation and involvement. These tools he believes are the foundation of a great leader and practicing and making these apart of a daily routine can only create a more progressive and disciplined forerunner. “To be successful leader you must use multiple leadership methods and ultimately these techniques will help maximize subordinate engagement,” stressed Dr. Albert.
Upon the conclusion of the seminar, the College’s stakeholders and higher officials met in private with Dr. Albert to discuss in length about future partnership opportunities. Some of the talking points that were raised included staff student exchanges, working on joint research projects and leadership training.
Samuel Malede| Public & International Relations Directorate