Two of the tips he shared are:
Create a clear and compelling vision
“You’ve got to know where you’re heading and the purpose behind it. Business for the sake of making revenue is not exciting – I think people today want to have an impact on society or on the world. So it’s how you shape that strong sense of purpose.”
Be very clear about you want to bring on the team
“Focus on the set of values, and the leaders that you bring in – because they are the ones who really set the culture, not just the CEO of the board. It’s the immediate team leaders that you have to deal with. A lot of people focus so much on the experience, but to me, getting an alignment of values is even more important.”
Read the rest of the 7 tips here.
Azran Osman-Rani knows what it takes to build business from the ground up and sustain it through innovative products and services.
Azran was the founding CEO of AirAsia X at the age of 36 and was able to grow the airline from a single aircraft to 26, employing over 2,500 team members, and being the first low-cost, long-haul airline to be publicly-listed in 2013.
In addition to leadership roles in the aviation, media & technology, and capital markets sectors, Azran is a former McKinsey & Company and Booz Allen & Hamilton management consultant, and a Stanford University alumnus. He is an Ironman triathlete and loves adventure travel.
He also currently Chairs the Advisory Board for the Asia Business Centre, Curtin Business School in Australia. He holds Board positions with PT XL Axiata in Indonesia and Apex Investment Services in Malaysia. He Chairs the Malaysian Chapter of YPO. He also advises start-ups and high-growth businesses through Endeavor Malaysia, Kairos Society, and the Cyberview Living Lab Accelerator programme and is currently the CEO of iflix in Malaysia, and its Group COO.
As a speaker, Azran shares practical ideas to infuse an entrepreneurial spirit and an innovator’s mindset to any organization. His keynotes and insights have been invaluable to organizations such as Shell, Dell, HP, Ernst & Young, The Singapore Institute of Management, The Institute of Directors in Denmark, Australian Institute for Company Directors, Sunway Group, Maybank, and First Pacific.