Professor Mile Terziovski, Dean of the Curtin School of Business in Australia and Member of the Macedonia2025 Education Board, on August 22, was a guest speaker at the School for Young Leaders founded by the President of the Republic of Macedonia, H.E. Dr. Gjorgje Ivanov. This year the school was attended by 44 young professionals of Macedonian origin.
Professor Terziovski had two separate presentations on entrepreneurship and innovation and on managing the different career phases that a person goes through.
Taking into consideration his vast industrial and academic experience he was able to explain in exact terms the rather broad concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation and their role in how our world is going to develop in the future. Mr. Terziovski introduced the concept of ambidextrous organization, according to which an organization is be prone to making mistakes and learning from them from one end, while at the same time, trying to create a product or service that is right from the beginning.
The first part of the presentation also included an interactive discussion with the participants on what the opportunities and threats are for the global economy. The discussion resulted with very interesting suggestions and thoughts on how the world should handle all the challenges of the modern era.
During the second address the various career stages of a professional were presented and discussed. The participants had the chance to obtain career advice from Mr. Terziovski in a open-ended, dynamic discussion. The difference between leaders and managers, as well as concrete challenges with managers were discussed.
Professor Terziovski concluded his addresses by reminding all of the future leaders of the importance family-work balance has on building a happy and healthy life.
Mk2025 staff members were also grateful for having had the opportunity to listen to his addresses and take away memorable advice from a great professional and individual