The Making of a Great Leader

Here at Schiller International University, we take pride in inviting renowned professionals to invest in our students careers, giving them insight into how the marketplace is growing and towards where it is headed, and to teach them what it takes to become great leaders. This gives our students the opportunity to make informed decisions regarding their career paths and helps them infinitely when choosing an internship or their elective courses.

This week we had the opportunity to learn about Human Resources and how to differentiate ourselves in the global market. The workshop was spearheaded by our very own President, Dr. Alonso Puig, and the guest speaker was none other than, José Medina, Managing Partner of Odgers Berndtson.

Odgers Berndtson is a consulting agency that partners with global companies to address their need for talented individuals, teams and leaders, in order to help the company achieve success. They do this by creating a non-transactional partnership that enables businesses around the world to acquire, develop and retain their stronger leaders.

During the chat, José Medina discussed the different skills that all great leaders around the globe have in common. He shared about how to be valued as a leader, create a culture of improvement in the workplace, and develop the social and emotional intelligence needed to enhance the already existing skills each of us already have.

This SIU Talk gave us a deeper understanding of what it takes to be an exceptional leader and also showed us that it is not only our educational background, but also our ability to put our skills into effect, which create long lasting leaders.