Enjoyed speaking this week to 65 visiting students from Amity University, New Delhi, at RMIT University. My favourite topics – communication & employability. Degrees are vitally important but what gets the job and gains the promotion is communication. Seen here with (from left) Dr Geeta Mishra, Dr Hima Bindu Kota and Dr Anupama Rajesh.
My favourite quote comes from Stephen Covey’s best seller “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”: “Communication is the most important skill in life”.
We also talked about cultural differences such as direct (Australia) versus indirect (India) communication styles – and how knowing this can help us become better global business leaders.
What are the top things employers are looking for in potential hires? Of course, you must have a degree and the better it is the better for you. But no job will be offered if you cannot show these top things – communication, team player, potential leader.