The Leaderonomics Show: ‘Actively Look Out For Opportunities,’ Says Michael Kuehner

Aug 01, 2017 1 Min Read

Michael Kuehner is the chief executive officer and director of Celcom Axiata Bhd, and has almost three decades of international and global leadership experience in telecommunications and technology industries.

The Leaderonomics Show host and Leaderonomics CEO Roshan Thiran caught up with Kuehner to learn more about his personal leadership journey, having gone through several waves of telecommunications advancements and innovations.

Here are some key takeaways from the interview:

  • It’s always great to do customer fronting work because this is where you learn what they actually want by spending time with them and understanding their needs.
  • Wherever you go in your global exposure, don’t forget to be mindful of their local cultures and social nuances.
  • Leaders should always spend some time in solitude to reflect and rejuvenate.
  • Always actively seek out opportunities, and don’t plan too much because plans can change.

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