Entrepreneurial Leaders Programme

Attending the ELP with the aim of becoming a better leader for the incoming School of Biomedical Engineering in 2018.

Ever wonder the difference between Manager, Leader & Entrepreneur?

The aim is to be an entrepreneurial leader. Entrepreneur is good at breaking the norm and overcoming bureaucracy. Ha ha! I think I have that one!

Had 1 evening session with Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Zulkefli Hassan – “Excellence starts from you”

There are so many routes to success. You have your own path, and you decide who you want to be. It is your responsibility and not others. Success is not gifted, you have to work hard. Great minds discuss ideas, average mind discuss events, small minds discuss people.

Developed Shared Values for the School of Biomedical Engineering:

DIREC – Dynamic, Integrity, Resilient, Excellence, Creativity

Not just teamwork needed, need to also align your team. Things to be aware of: people look at things differently, describe things differently, see problems differently, with different levels of understanding, some have their own personal agenda, some people just don’t care! As a leader you are “blindfolded” to these information. Don’t judge them even if your hunch was true. Continue to communicate, give your trust, dare to decide and brave to take actions. Leaders must set a clear vision. Or else, everybody will be in the dark.

Results for the Entrepreneurial Leaders Questionnaire:

Just before the end of the programme, we were given a deck of cards, consists of 110 characteristics of a person. We were then asked to collectively decide which card best represent each team member. I was given these 2 cards:

a bit surprised, yet humbled, when received the above 2 cards from my team members. I was expecting something else.


Malaysia Higher Education Forum 2017

Town Hall with Industry and Academia with a title "Synergistic Cooperation in Harnessing Industry 4.0". The session was chaired by YB Dato' Seri Idris Jusoh, and the panels were Mr. Brian Wong (Vice President Alibaba Group), Dato' Charon Mokhzani … [Continue reading]

LPU Retreat

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WEEF 2017

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MIM Certificate in Strategic Foresight for University Leaders

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RTI International Workshop

23-24 October 2017 @ Marriott Putrajaya Future of Jobs vs Jobs of the Future. The session started with a question - why do you choose to be lecturers? Is it because it is a "safe" and "relaxed" job? Not as risky and requires hard work like those … [Continue reading]

Talk by Tan Sri Toni Fernandes

Learn some very valuable lessons from someone who dares to dream! Very inspiring and motivating. He mentioned the very thing that is close to my heart - Environment for Innovation and Success. When asked what he foresee the next big thing in … [Continue reading]

IMEDITEC 2017 & MoU with CUCMS

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3 Bersaudara Dekan UTM

Attending UTM's Senate Meeting for the first time. A unique history of its own - 3 professors related to Dr. Hamzah Mohd Taib (one of the early Malay doctors, 1900 - 1955) are Deans of Faculties in UTM: Prof. Dr. Baharuddin Aris (Dean Faculty … [Continue reading]

New Dean for FBME

Diberi amanah mengetuai FBME bermula 01 Jun 2017. May Allah give His full support and assistance in order to bring FBME to greater heights. … [Continue reading]