5. Leading by helping others lead themselves
Sydneysider Raymond Gordon CPA has been based in Vietnam since 2014, relocating to accept the position of head of RMIT Vietnam's Centre of Commerce and Management.
Now vice chancellor and president of British University Vietnam, Gordon says that, while the pandemic has deeply affected the higher education sector, it is exhilarating to consider the opportunities it presents in changing the way education is delivered.
“The challenge is dealing with the tension between the ways we used to do things and finding a new way – and we have to do it quickly,” Gordon says.
He has found it highly satisfying to develop digital transformation strategies that have been delivering impressive results in growth for the university and helping it weather the pandemic.
“People who understand the potential of education technology can create new opportunities – and it will be the people who can create new opportunities for themselves and others that will thrive in the future of work,” Gordon says.