General David Shaw encourages students with leadership discourse
Dimapur, March 13 (EMN): Don Bosco College in Kohima had a distinguished visitor, on March 10, in General David Shaw of the United Kingdom, who talked to students about what makes a leader.
The general visited Don Bosco College in the capital as part of his visit to Kohima town, the organisers informed in a note this week.
“David Shaw concluded his Army career as General Officer Commanding 2nd Division and Governor of Edinburgh Castle, having also been ADC to General Officer Commanding 2nd Armoured Division (Major General Martin Farndale) 1980-1982,” the note said. “On his maiden visit to DBCK, General David Shaw delivered a motivational talk to the DBCK family. He spoke largely about the qualities that make a great leader.”
In his address, David Shaw said that the qualities that made for a leader were ‘focus, confidence, transparency, integrity, passion, patience, open-mindedness, persistence, communication and accountability.
He said “If you have passion for a particular work, go for it. In order to be truly successful at something, you must obsess over it and let it consume you,” the press release quoted him as having told the students.
Further, he spoke about corruption in the society and the possible ways to overcoming the scourge. “At the end of the speech, the floor was opened up for questions. General David Shaw answered queries that varied from employment opportunities at UK, to the funniest experience. The students were captivated by his motivational talk,” the note stated.
General David Shaw was accompanied by Dr. P. Ngully, the chairman of the Council of Kohima Educational Trust, it was informed.