Character is the key to individual success. According to a study conducted in the United States, 90% of firing cases were attributable to behaviors such as irresponsibility, dishonesty and poor interpersonal relationships. In addition, other studies indicate that emotional intelligence determines 80% of a person’s success in the community.
Character education is one of the most appropriate steps for students’ personalities to be optimistic and confident. Today, having good grades at the university is not enough, they should also acquire knowledge of how to behave in the environment, the family and society. Character education is therefore taught not only in early childhood, but also during adulthood.
For this reason, Vox Teneo Asia has organized a training for students. The training took place on September 8, 2018 in Universitas Jendral Ahmad Yani and the two keynote speakers were Kharisma Pratama and Rendy Yohanes. The presenters were the experienced leaders of Vox Teneo in Asia
The topics of the training were:
– Be proactive and responsible
– Maximize your potential
BE PROACTIVE AND RESPONSIBLE
Being proactive means taking responsibility for your life and actions rather than simply observing things happening.
Being proactive means anticipating problems, looking for new solutions and doing one’s best. Being reactive, on the contrary, means solving problems when they arise, not wanting changes and making the least effort.
Proactive people do not wait for answers; they get up, put one foot in front of the other and find the answers. They do not wait for someone to give them an instruction manual and a toolbox; they are resourceful.
Proactive people are constantly moving forward, looking to the future and making things happen. They are actively engaged, not passively. Being proactive is a way of thinking and acting.
To be proactive, you need to clearly define your goals in life and take steps to help you achieve them.
The opposite of a proactive person is a reactive person. Reactive people let their situation and conditions control them. Reactive people think that stimulus and response are inextricably linked. They do not see the gap between the two and believe that one determines the other. So, if the weather is bad, a reactive person will also be in a bad mood. When a reactive person receives a negative feedback, she becomes defensive and bitter. When a reactive person finds himself on the end of the stick, it moves instead of finding ways to get more.
Reactive people do not act; they acted.
Certainly, there are times when it is necessary to be reactive. We have a lot of decisions to make right now. There are times when we need to be flexible and adapt to a rapidly changing environment. It is sometimes necessary to abandon long-term plans to meet immediate needs. And there will always be unavoidable obstacles that even the most proactive people in the world could not have predicted or avoided.
The most valuable employees are those who are proactive.
So, are you proactive or reactive at your workplace?
MAXIMIZE YOUR POTENTIAL
To maximize your potential, you must:
- Develop a “growth mindset” to stay competitive by constantly developing new skills.
- Push outside your comfort zone to create better work and creative habits.
- Identify your work position and create new opportunities for your career.
- Surround yourself with a network of collaborators to advance your work.
- Look in your “failures” for valuable data about what works and what does not work.
- Embrace your power to succeed the result of any risk.
Both themes will be useful to be applied in the workplace.
The choice of topics was inspired by the day to day work of Rendy and Kharisma. What they need to keep Vox Teneo Asia evolving and successful is what they addressed with those topics. Vox Teneo has a relatively flat, non hierarchical structure, in which initiative and creativity are appreciated on all levels. We need leaderships skills from all employees, not just those holding the management positions to make the company work.