Ep55: What young corporate leaders MUST know.

corporate leader managing expectations


In this episode, Mei Phing discusses how to gain respect as a young leader in the corporate world and shares three key tips: gain industry knowledge, conduct self-reflection and assessment, and pay attention to personal branding.



00:00 πŸŽ™οΈ Mei Phing introduces the topic of gaining respect as a young leader

01:45 πŸŽ™οΈ Mei Phing shares her personal experience of facing challenges due to her young age in the corporate world

05:05 πŸŽ™οΈ Mei Phing emphasizes the importance of gaining industry knowledge to overcome the perception of lack of experience

08:10 πŸŽ™οΈ Mei Phing advises conducting self-reflection and assessment to identify and improve on skills gaps

11:40 πŸŽ™οΈ Mei Phing discusses the significance of personal branding and executive presence to be perceived as a strong leader

15:25 πŸŽ™οΈ Mei Phing encourages taking control of perceptions and actively managing one’s executive presence

17:10 πŸŽ™οΈ Mei Phing concludes the episode and encourages listeners to take charge of gaining respect as young leaders


Key Insights

πŸ’‘ Gaining industry knowledge is crucial for young leaders to overcome the perception of lack of experience and gain respect in the corporate world. By upskilling in their respective industries, young leaders can demonstrate competence and expertise. This can be achieved through continuous learning and staying updated with industry trends and best practices.

πŸ’‘ Conducting self-reflection and assessment is essential for young leaders to identify their strengths and weaknesses. By understanding themselves better, they can focus on improving their skills and becoming more effective in their roles. This includes improving communication, problem-solving, and people management skills, which are essential for gaining respect as a leader.

πŸ’‘ Personal branding and executive presence play a significant role in how young leaders are perceived in the workplace. The way they present themselves, both in terms of appearance and behaviour, can impact how others view their professionalism and credibility. By paying attention to their grooming, communication style, and body language, young leaders can project a more mature and authoritative image, gaining respect from colleagues and team members.



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