Leadership guru dazzles audience

Leadership guru dazzles audience

Some of the brightest minds in the country got insights into how to ‘become a millionaire’ or ‘become a successful business leader’ on Monday.

By (Wam)

Published: Tue 26 Feb 2013, 8:51 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 4:50 AM

Attending a speech titled “Lead without a Title” by Robin Sharma, the ears of over 450 of the region’s sharpest minds from the UAE business community, royal family members and senior government officials were open, as the leadership expert and CEO Coach hosted the event at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa.

Sharma, who is the author of the best seller ‘The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari’ said: “It’s an incisive moment to be in Dubai and in any small way, to have contributed to the visionary path Dubai is on. I love coming back to Dubai where the ruler His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, demonstrates great leadership, and more importantly continues to recognise the potential that each of us can bring to the table.”

The half-day seminar was based on Sharma’s work “Lead Without A Title – Winning Leadership Lessons to Build a Great Organisation” and aimed at helping leaders achieve their highest potential, despite today’s challenging economic and business climate.

‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’ has sold over six million copies worldwide and during the talk, Sharma spoke about the importance of developing leadership skills: “Everyone has inherent leadership skills in them; you should just teach them skills and tools to tap the potential and become CEO’s in (your) own environment,” he said. Talking about the successful leadership witnessed in the UAE, Sharma said: “What is so unique about the leadership in Dubai, the visionaries in the country put their visions into action.” After the seminar, Sharma tweeted on his Twitter account: “30 minutes from showtime at The Armani Hotel in Dubai. So excited to spend three hours of my life with you all. #grateful.”

For over 15 years Sharma has been the go-to man when big business has needed a leadership consultant. His client-list boasts leading organisations such as Nike, Microsoft, Panasonic, FedEx, GE, IBM, BP, Yale University and NASA. The key-note speaker’s 11 bestselling titles on leadership have been published in 60 countries and Sharma is one of the most widely read leadership experts in the world.


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