Mirus Emerging Leader Program – Follow up with Kevin Yang

July 2, 2020 | People at Mirus Australia

Kevin Yang is an emerging / future leader at Mirus Australia and recently participated in the Mirus Emerging Leaders Program.

The program has been designed to nurture leadership capabilities, provide education and career development opportunities, and assist team members in becoming the best leader they can possibly be!

The program includes:

Module 1 – Understanding the Self

Module 2 – Influencing Others

Module 3 – Coaching and Driving Performance

Participants also complete course work in-between sessions including utilising our LinkedIn Learning program or reading specific articles to support our blended learning approach. Participants also complete an online HBDI assessment ** which is the foundation of Module 1.

As a follow up, we asked Kevin:

(1) What is the biggest challenge facing you and/or leadership teams today?

COVID-19 for sure. However, leadership teams could identify opportunities from this pandemic that can be beneficial to both business and the community, also managing risks effectively. In terms of myself, it’s really about how to make processes as smooth as possible since the “virtual world” seems to be normal. I am glad I am getting used to it!

(2) What advice would you give someone going into a leadership position for the first time? 

Be real is the key to being a great leader because no one wants to work with unauthentic leaders. Empathy is vital as well because leaders can only motivate and influence their team when they know their team members’ feelings and perspectives.

(3) What are you going to do to ensure you continue to grow and develop as a leader? 

Firstly, learn from the great leaders in Mirus and seek opportunities to practice relevant skills as much as I can. Secondly, try to always keep the big picture in mind and foresee problems before they occur. Last but not least, communicate, communicate, communicate when there is an obstacle as it is such a powerful tool that can solve 99% of the problems!

The HBDI® is a powerful psychometric assessment that defines and describes the way you think and process information. It is built on Whole Brain® Thinking, a holistic and complete model for making decisions. This 120-question survey results in a profile of your preferred thinking styles.