Phnom Penh (FN), May 11 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet regarded leadership training as a crucial endeavour in both public and private institutions to enhance work efficiency.

The premier spoke during received a courtesy call by John C. Maxwell, Founder of the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, on 10 May 2024 at the Peace Palace.

During the meeting, John C. Maxwell thanked Samdech Thipadei for allowing him and his delegation to pay a courtesy call. He also outlined the company's activities, particularly its leadership training initiatives worldwide.

John briefed Samdech Thipadei on the purpose of his first visit to the kingdom, which is to offer soft skills training courses focusing on leadership. He offered training to more than 2,000 Cambodian students in 9 May 2024. He also expressed intentions to offer soft skills training to relevant ministries and institutions of the Royal Government of Cambodia, with a focus on building leadership skills. Furthermore, he expressed interest in expanding cooperation with the Royal Government in this area of education in the future.

For his part, Samdech Thipadei warmly welcomed John C. Maxwell and his delegation for their first time visit to the kingdom. The premier also thanked the company for offering training to Cambodian students, which is a contribution to the development of human capital in Cambodia.

Premier Hun Manet mentioned that the Royal Government of the Seventh mandate has prioritised the development of human capital as the top priority in the Pentagonal strategy for job growth, equity, efficiency, and sustainability. He highlighted the focus on enhancing the quality of education and improving technical skills and vocational training.

Samdech Thipadei also underscored the importance of soft skills training for Cambodian youths, highlighting that quality human capital should possess both Hard Skills and Soft Skills.

Lastly, the premier highlighted the significance and demand for soft skills training, especially in leadership, for organizations and institutions in both public and private sectors. Samdech Thipadei acknowledged that to become a good and effective leader, it is essential to start with self-leadership, guided by encouragement and adherence to morals and virtues for oneself.