Macau | Acting up on leadership development

Executive coaching and compliance solutions for listed companies are the twofold business portfolio Hong Kong-based RBP Group Limited is proposing to increase business efficiency and performance

Macau (MNA) – Executive coaching and compliance solutions for listed companies are the twofold business portfolio Hong Kong-based RBP Group Limited is proposing to increase business efficiency and performance.

Speaking to Macau News Agency (MNA) on the sidelines of the France Macau Chamber of Commerce (FMCC) breakfast meeting on Wednesday, the group’s Business Development Director, Oliver Williams, explained that RBP (“Recommended Best Practice”) is a training platform for directors of listed companies which provides both coaching and leadership development and compliance solutions as a usually digitally-based resource.

Williams himself is a classically trained actor who has performed for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court and the National Theatre of Britain, with an extended experience in movies, having worked with directors such as Michael Mann.

His classical training and experience as an actor, which put him closer to the field of communication, are undoubtedly assets that make his practice somewhat different, and arguably unique, when compared to coaches drawing on the management field, claims Mr. Williams.

“If you want to get better at speaking in public, then you need to stand up, speak up and work on all of those aspects. I think that there are very few coaches working that way,” said Mr. Williams apropos developments in the field in Hong Kong.

His craft is mostly directed at individual and small groups seeking to improve their public speaking, with his main trade consisting of seeking sources and tailoring solutions to suit clients while saving their time.

“Executives tend to have reached the executive level because they posses certain things that most people don’t have. They posses certain skill sets which is why they are in that position,” he argued. “When I work with people in that position, we tend to work on other areas that they want to focus on, too.”

Speaking from his experience in British and French theatre, the classically trained actor, who has been working with big companies such as Apple, Google, HSBC, and Channel in Hong Kong, claimed that “generally speaking” Chinese staff share extremely competent and valuable features but lack autonomous thinking.

“The majority seem to be excellent gatherers of data, very efficient at process and procedures, very good at staying within guidelines and executing. Very loyal, very dependable, very trustworthy, very competent, very intelligent. But what they seem generally to lack are those qualities to do with innovation, fresh ideas, thinking out of the box,” he argued.

Mr. Oliver Williams addresses the audience during his talk at the FMCC breakfast meeting

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