On the 6th of November, a workshop organized by GIZ ICONE brought together forward-thinking company owners from the northwest of Cambodia in the city of Siem Reap. The event proved to be a confluence of insights, featuring an array of discussions and practical activities centered around the theme of agile leadership.
The workshop commenced with an invigorating opening remark by Dr. Stefan Hanselmann, the program director of the ICONE program, setting the tone for the day with his insights into the principles of agile leadership. Hanselmann’s address captivated the audience, shedding light on the dynamic nature of leadership in today’s rapidly evolving business landscape and uncertainty.
A highlight of the event was the compelling speech delivered by Mr. Thomsen, the CEO of Lehmann and Voss, a company boasting a rich 130-year history. Thomsen shared valuable perspectives on leading a company with such a storied legacy, offering a unique glimpse into the challenges and triumphs of navigating a business through the sands of time.
The morning session concluded with a vibrant panel discussion on agile leadership with renowned business leaders from the northwest of Cambodia. This engaging dialogue delved into the practical applications of agile leadership in diverse organizational contexts, providing attendees with actionable insights as well as key recommendations to implement within their own companies.
The latter part of the workshop unfolded with hands-on group activities, where participants actively honed their leadership skills. Through team exercises, attendees delved into the application of agile leadership concepts, fostering an environment that encouraged decentralized decision-making and the spirit of teamwork. This practical approach allowed participants to explore the feasibility and effectiveness of incorporating agile leadership into their unique company models. The organization of the workshop will be followed by the next training session on leadership for enterprises, which will dive into details in class and direct coaching sessions by the technical expert supported by the ICONE program.
In conclusion, the GIZ ICONE workshop in Siem Reap served as a pivotal platform for fostering a deeper understanding of agile leadership among company owners in the northwest of Cambodia. As the business landscape continues to evolve, embracing innovative leadership styles becomes imperative, and events like these play a crucial role in shaping the trajectory of leadership in the region.