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Leadership and Neuroscience led Social Cognition Breakthroughs unveiled at KSBL

PAKISTAN, Karachi, April 11, 2013 – Dr Milan Pagon -Professor of Management at Zayed University, UAE, shattered common misconceptions about human psyche at a Leadership seminar organized by Karachi School for Business Leadership – KSBL.

The seminar was attended by students from varsities across Karachi, heads of corporate entities including Gillette Pakistan, ICI Pakistan, HUBCO, etc, entrepreneurs from various industries and Syed Shabbar Zaidi, Minister of Finance, Govt. of Sindh – who shared his views about the importance of higher education as well as leadership for national progress and praised the role being played by KSBL. Professor Pagon highlighted the impact of neuroscience on better leadership practices to enhance individual productivity and harness the languishing manpower in Pakistan to create economic and social prosperity.

Dr. Pagon said that having a healthy balance of emotions and logic in decision-making is vital along with stating that human beings were using their entire brain according to latest research- a refutation of the widely believed theory of just 10 percent of the human brain being utilized. He said that consistent positive feedback and initiating behavior changes by introducing positive practices instead of trying to delete negative ones were pivotal tactics to make an organization and nations successful.

Saad Amanullah Khan-CEO, Gillette Pakistan, highlighted the role of Leadership in achieving organizational excellence. He said, “The key to success is that the leader should be approachable, should think out-of-the-box, should adopt creativity for achieving goals, practices and instills a can-do positive attitude, has the passion to be the best, breaks down barriers, and walks out of the comfort zone.

In his advice to corporate and student leaders as well as political champions in the upcoming electoral race, Asif Juma, CEO ICI Pakistan said that a leader has to have a clear vision with a transparent and approachable personality.

Zafar Iqbal Sobani, CEO HUBCO said that leadership and good governance could set Pakistan on the right course of exponential growth. The seminar was opened by Dr Shaukat A. Brah – Dean KSBL, who shared the vision of KSBL about creating visible and meaningful change in managerial, entrepreneurial and leadership capabilities of organizations through high quality, research, teaching and outreach.
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