Acer educates its leaders

Managers need to know how to lead and inspire others, according to the University of Connecticut (UoC). To ensure that its employees have the necessary skills, Acer has put its management team through a UoC leadership workshop.

  • E-Mail
By  Matthew Southwell Published  July 1, 2003

Managers need to know how to effectively lead and inspire others, according to a recent study carried out by the University of Connecticut. Furthermore, it reports that such skills can only be achieved through applied emotional intelligence (EI), such as self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills.

“Communicating with customers or colleagues is the most important part of a manager’s job as it takes on average up to 90% of the working day. To be successful in business, managers have to be able to communicate correctly in a variety of roles ranging from meetings, discussions, presentations, and phone calls,” says Krishna Murthy, general manager, Acer Computer in the Middle East.

To ensure that its employees have the necessary skills, Acer has linked up with the University of Connecticut and educated its management team through a leadership development workshop. The session was designed to remind the vendor’s team that leaders require more than technical ability and a high level of intelligence to be successful.

“In today’s working environment, it is essential that on-the-job training continues throughout a person’s career. At Acer, we believe that employees deserve the chance to have the best skills and opportunities available,” says Murthy.

However, Acer did not run the workshop out of the goodness of its corporate heart. As Murthy says, the real reason for splashing the cash on such courses is to ensure “Acer’s business will continue to grow in the Middle East.”

Add a Comment

Your display name This field is mandatory

Your e-mail address This field is mandatory (Your e-mail address won't be published)

Security code