BV E-talk is a webinar hosted and conducted by Bukit Vista, a tech-based hospitality company in Bali, Indonesia. BV E-talk is an educational platform where Bukit Vista invites world-class experts to share their wisdom to students and fresh graduates, in a hope to inspire them.
BV E-talk is conducted approximately once every two months, and every webinar would promote different topics around technology and hospitality. This time, Bukit Vista hosted the 20th BV E-Talk which was held online via Zoom meeting on 1 April 2023, from 15.00 to 17.00 WIB (GMT +7). The topic that was promoted on this webinar is a self-development cause, which is titled “Becoming an Effective Leader in a Crisis”. BV E-Talk was attended by around 700 participants from all over the world.
This BV E-Talk was moderated by our amazing CEO, Jing Cho Yang with Furqon Jamil as the person in charge.
BV E-Talk 20 invited expert speakers from ASEAN countries, such as Thailand and Indonesia. The speakers that were invited are Saudi Khaneng as an HR Country Lead of IHG Resort Thailand, Dio Anamia as a co-founder of Aksel.id, Imam R. Fahlevi as a VP Engineering of eFishery, Iqbal Hariadi as a VP Brand Communication of kitabisa.com, Brian Arfi as a Director of Product of Fasset, and Melisa Kurniawati as an HR Program and Performance Manager of DHL Express Indonesia.
The BV E-Talk 20: Becoming an Effective Leader in a Crisis had three main questions to trigger discussions from speakers. The first one was “Who is an effective leader?”, the second one was “How to manage your team in time of crisis?”, and the last one was “How can I become a leader?”
The main session is started by Jing asking the first question, “What is an effective leader?”. Melisa answered that a leader is much more than a role, an effective leader should be someone who could balance prospects and result. An interesting answer was given by Saudi, he said that being a leader is a work of artistry, which means that we need to put our creativity in, so we can manage everything, especially making decisions during a crisis.
In a wider perspective, Iqbal said that being an effective leader should include self awareness. He said that it is the most important thing, as a leader is someone who has to know themself before knowing others. Brian added that an effective leader is someone who can distribute knowledge and create another leader.
Imam, who works in engineering, states that being a good leader in engineering means you have to be adaptable to situations, while being agile to tackle various situations. Dio agrees with the other speakers’ statements, but she added that being a leader also means you have to find a good mentor, owning up to your mistakes, and having a growth mindset.
The second question was “How to manage your team during a crisis?”
The first one to answer was Dio, and she said that we should separate your business and personal things and ensure whatever the goal is, you need to do a win-win solution on both sides. As for Brian, he stated that we need to make a preparation act to handle future problems. Saudi thought that having clear communication would be the key, we have to make our communication as open as possible for the team.
The last question was “how can I become a leader?”
Brian argues that being a leader is a spectrum. To become a better leader, we have to know which point we want to go, so that we can have a vision. Melisa said that everybody can be a leader, not every leader needs to be experienced. It does not matter what type of a leader someone is, they always need to be able to listen and be given feedback from people around us. Saudi agreed with everyone’s statements, however he added that a leader needs to be able to work under pressure, being fine with failure, and being to lose and fail.
Every question was given twenty minutes for speakers to discuss their answers, and they were successfully done. Every speaker had a turn to discuss and every speaker also had different answers according to their personal experiences in their field of expertise. A QnA session was also conducted via Slido where participants can submit their questions to the speaker of their choice at the end of every discussion.
This webinar is ended by Jing Cho Yang making conclusions and a quiz given by our team to the university participants.
Bukit Vista also partnered with reputable universities in Indonesia as co-hosts, such as Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Semarang State University (UNNES), Sekolah Bisnis dan Manajemen Institut Teknologi Bandung (SBM ITB), Pertamina University, and Jakarta State University (UNJ).
Writer: Tara Imann, PR Team.