Award-winning broadcast journalist Karen Davila gets to go one on one with another world-renowned speaker as the moderator of the “Leading with Trust, A Session with Stephen M.R. Covey” workshop of ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel tomorrow, June 19, 9 am at Dusit Thani Manila, Makati City.
Leadership guru Stephen M.R. Covey, the author of the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller “The Speed of Trust,” will be in Manila to share his expertise in explaining why trust among individuals and within organizations is important, to Filipino and Philippine-based business executives, government leaders, corporate leaders, and Human Resources professionals.
A Harvard MBA holder, Stephen is the former CEO of the Covey Leadership Center, which he guided into becoming the “largest leadership development company in the world.” It was there where he helped his father’s book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, become one of the most influential business books of the twentieth century, according to CEO Magazine.
Karen, the anchor of “Headstart with Karen Davila” on ANC, said she is excited to learn how the younger Covey was able to continue and grow what his father started.
“Stephen MR Covey is expanding his father’s legacy. At 48 years old, I want to know how Stephen dealt with the challenges of following in his famous father’s footsteps, overcoming and even growing the company further. Stephen talks about qualities credibility, integrity, intent in his book, The Speed of Trust. In today’s fast paced modern world of tech, start-ups, the changing face of media – it would be interesting to know the role these values play,” she shared.
The veteran anchor said she will also get the speaker’s thoughts on the importance of trust in organizations, especially at a time when fake news and misinformation is prevalent.
“No one wants to appear vulnerable at work. It is seen as a weakness. In any organization, not just news, the bigger the company, the harder it is to show who you really are. I want to ask Stephen examples of companies that have taken themselves around with a shift in thinking,” she said.
Karen previously moderated the 2017 ANC Leadership Series Forum on Global Governance & World Economy with Dr. Madeleine Albright, the first female Secretary of State in the U.S.A. With 25 years of experience in the media industry, she has covered and interviewed many heads of businesses and government leaders, and she believes one trait is always present in a good leader.
“A good leader must be credible. One can only lead well by example and it takes discipline, self-denial often times, and sacrifice. People want to follow role models – a leader must have integrity and courage, able to make the tough decisions for the good of his or her team,” Karen shared.
Stephen M.R. Covey is the fourth international speaker brought to the Philippines by ANC, the country’s premier 24/7 all-English cable news channel, in the past three years. Early this year, ANC also brought in Peter Guber, the executive chairman and co-owner of reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors and chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment Group, while Virgin Group founder Richard Branson was the inaugural speaker of the ANC Leadership Series in 2016.
“ANC Presents: Leading with Trust, A Session with Stephen M.R. Covey” is part of the country’s premier all-English cable news channel efforts to raise the level of discourse on global affairs and business issues in the country by bringing globally-respected thought leaders for a one-day speaking engagement.