FPLA meets need for ‘renaissance leaders’ | Inquirer Business

FPLA meets need for ‘renaissance leaders’

/ 06:04 AM May 20, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—The quest for excellence requires continuous innovation. And with innovation as the crucial factor, a deeper sense of leadership is needed to achieve the desired transformation.

Leading the call for holistic change is the First Pacific Leadership Academy (FPLA), the Philippines’ foremost corporate university for global leaders and innovators.

It recently promoted the role of the arts in producing multifaceted leaders at a forum titled “Leadership in the Arts—Music, Architecture, Painting.”


Held at the FPLA in Antipolo City, the Executive Talks provided an in-depth perspective on the importance of art in the corporate setting, and how leadership complements art and vice versa.


Highlighting one of FPLA’s thrusts in shaping the future league of nation-builders, the event was aimed at raising “renaissance leaders” as innovators of change.

In his welcome address, Roy Agustin K. Evalle, First Pacific Group general manager for leadership succession and development, stressed the essential role of a well-balanced leadership in stewarding business organizations in these challenging times.

“Every leader is an artist. A renaissance leader is creative and knowledgeable; he is appreciative of culture and the arts. He is different, and he makes a difference. This trait distinguishes great from mediocre, the best leaders from ordinary counterparts,” he said.

The daylong event brought together environmental urban planner Felino Palafox (architecture), concert pianist Rudolf Pelaez-Golez (music) and artist Nemiranda (painting).

In closing, Manuel V. Pangilinan, First Pacific Group managing director, said Filipinos—with the proper inspiration, support and motivation—can become world-class innovators in their fields.

The event was also marked by the brand relaunch of FPLA, which has aligned its training and development activities to the First Pacific Group’s succession and executive development requirements. For inquiries, call 632-8111 or visit www.fpacademy.net.

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