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Seven Traits of a Millennial CEO

Seven Traits of a Millennial CEO
With a staff strength and annual turnover in the order of billions and trillions respectively, Christianity is the biggest enterprise ever known in human history.

Here was how its first #CEO started it with a business plan that had no boundaries and an ROI dwarfing Apple’s:

1. Clarity of Vision & Mission 

With a bigger-than-life Vision and a clear practical Mission, every single staff is motivated to give his best!

2. Servant Leadership 

Who can resist a CEO who gets his hands dirty and doesn’t expect his staff to do whatever he is not ready to do himself?

3. Empowerment 

With complete power and trust vested in each staff, a CEO ensures his entire business is optimized at every level without his direct intervention.

4. People Development 

The world is changing at breakneck speed and staff must continually take time off to be trained and re-trained even with tight budget and time constraints.

5. Failure-OK Culture 

By accepting failures, a CEO creates a culture of risk-taking which is essential in sharpening the company’s competitive edge.

6. Innovation Mindset 

Innovation is no longer an option for an enterprise of this millennium - it is its lifeblood.

7. Succession planning 

From Day One, a truly effective CEO must be constantly preparing the enterprise for his eventual and inevitable departure by grooming potential successors.
  • David Woon Ph.D
    David Woon Ph.D
    Co-Director, Continental-NTU Corporate Lab

    David is the Co-Director of the Continental-NTU Corporate Lab which is a joint lab with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) focusing on developing technologies for future urban mobility applications.  He also took on the role of Director (Academic Liaison) in Continental Automotive Singapore from 1 Nov 2018 to manage innovation activities with universities, research institutes and startups. Before that, he was with Airbus Singapore for 12 years, managing research projects aimed at adapting state-of-the-art technologies for increasing operational efficiency of aircraft maintenance. David started his career in 2004 as a Senior Officer at Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), looking after the development of R&D strategies and partnerships for research institutes under the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) as well as managing research grants.  He obtained a Diploma in Electronics, Computer and Communication Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic in 1994. In 2000, he graduated from NTU with a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Science with Honours (First Class). He also has a Diploma in Freelance Journalism and his portfolio can be found at www.davidwoon.com.

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