Growth, change require brave leadership: Official


THE lack of mentoring and coaching of employees by senior staff members impede growth, an official says.
National Superannuation Fund Limited head of human capital Vincent Lialu said “PNG-time” was a disease which hindered employee productivity in the formal business sector.
“The uncertainty of the global economy and global issues require leaders of organisations to be innovative to remain successful,” he said.
“Leadership and innovation in a constantly changing global environment must go hand in hand if we are to survive.”
Lialu was addressing the FranklinCovey leaders’ breakfast event last Friday in Port Moresby on behalf of chief executive officer Ian Tarutia.
He said the growth of digital technology was a game changer, meaning the way of doing business in PNG had changed.
“We need courageous leadership in this day and age. Leadership from women and not just men,” he said.
“We need leaders to empower their employees to be responsible and take ownership of the organisation.
“This will enable employees to contribute more. Managers of organisations always give the excuse of not having time. But they have all the time to mentor and develop their staff.”
Lialu thanked FranklinCovey for the innovative leadership approach and professionalism training in their leadership training workshop.
The FranklinCovey leadership workshop was for managerial-level participants from private and public organisations.