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How to Be a Global Talent? Challenge the Impossible2013-03-15Hit:5169

How to Be a Global Talent? "Challenge the Impossible"

A Need for Challenge That Can Make the Impossible Possible


[AsiaToday Reporter Hee-Yong Jung] “When the former US President Kennedy assured Americans that he would send a human to the moon, everyone said it’s impossible. However, in the process of people’s challenging the impossible, an astonishing development took place, and finally magical things were achieved. Like the individuals who launched a spacecraft to the moon, never be afraid of failing. Challenge the impossible,” said Google Korea CEO Dong-Hoon Yeom to young people dreaming of becoming a global leader at the ‘2013 Global Career Forum’ co-hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Korea and those of 13 other nations. “To be a global leader, you should have ‘Moonshot Thinking’, the spirit of challenge that made the impossible lunar exploration possible”, he said emphatically.

CEO Yeom emphasized key attitudes for development of a global career: 1) have a sense of ownership, 2) enjoy your work, and 3) think big. Yeom also advised job-seekers to seek work that can change the world and find a way to differentiate youself from competitors.

Prior to this, the President of the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry Kyungsik Son delivered a keynote (or opening) speech. “Boundaries of nations and regions are getting more unclear as companies strengthen their competiveness by recruiting good people. We have to foster talented and creative people who can meet the demands of the times,” President Son said.

“The important attitudes required for talented people are changing. If we don’t break out of the past ideas, we won’t be able to survive through competition. We need to make continuous efforts to build up a spirit of challenge, initiative, and acceptance that focuses on the difference in other people,” said President Son.

Betty Chung, a professor at KAIST, asserted that people should build up four attitudes – F.A.C.E. to challenge the rapidly changing circumstances of global business.

F.A.C.E. is the acronym for Flexibility and Acceptance of different cultures, Curiosity, and Empathy. “In the global era, we need the ability to cope with ambiguity and diversity. A true global talent is a person who has F.A.C.E. capabilities and makes the world his own market,” said Professor Chug.

Jan Arie Smit, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Netherlands in Korea, said that people should try to seek heartfelt work in which they can be inspired to become a global leader. “Fear hinders initiative, creativeness, and ultimately your own personal growth. People who are confident and progressive are the ones who suit the needs of the time,” said Smit.

Besides the President of the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry Kyungsik Son, about 500 people including President of the British Chamber of Commerce Mike Reed, President of the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce Jan Arie Smit, Vice President of the India Chamber of Commerce Dilip Sundaram, Vice President of the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Lukas Beech, human resource development practitioners, careers officer at universities, and job seekers attended at the event.

InterChamber, established to set up a cooperative system between the Korea Chamber of Commerce and other nations’ Chamber of Commerce in Korea, hosted the forum. InterChamber is comprised of 10 member nations including England, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, India, Italy, and the Netherlands.

Link: http://www.asiatoday.co.kr/news/view.asp?seq=770852



Contact : Lee, Sohyun ( sohyun.c.lee@kaist.ac.kr )
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