1. Hi Angga could you please tell us about yourself?
Hi my name is Angga Adhitya Syailendra. At home, my family call me Adhit, but among friends and work colleagues, everyone call me Angga. I am 27 years old and currently working at the amazing Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, which will be opening in Q4 this year, as its Marketing & Communications Manager.
2. I’ve heard that once you were chosen as the winner of ‘Abang None Jakarta’, then why do you want to work in this industry? What do you expect?
Yes I partook on Abang & None Jakarta in 2009 and was lucky enough to be the one of the winners. It gave me enormous opportunities to gain proper knowledge. Being an Abang Jakarta means that I have to represent Jakarta on many events, both national and international, while at the same time promoting the city as a tourism and cultural destination. I was educated and graduated to become an entrepreneur as well as a marketer, so it helps me a lot to cope with my current role and to be able to oversee things from the bigger picture in business perspectives.
3. What do you like and dislike about the sales & marketing process? How comfortable are you with it?
I love everything about Sales & Marketing errands and responsibilities as it gets my creative blood rushing on how to plan and execute things differently, especially when it comes to conveying the personalities of the brand that we are working on. I am utterly passionate when people start talking about brand marketing. The only thing I dislike about it is that we are involved with dynamic and creative people who means that things can go rough and dramatic, plus some people just don’t get our full-of- pressures daily errands that involve multiple hours of brain squeezing.
4. On the scale of 1 to 10, how do you measure your own performance?
I consider myself as an on-going learner. I continuously develop and test my skills & knowledge along with my great team members. However, I think I confidently rate my performance 8.5 to 9.
5. What do you think it takes to be a good leader?
A great leader is someone who can inspire his/her team to do better, to aim higher, to motivate each other, to retain themselves during the challenging time at work and to cultivate more productivities while still being reminded to have fun and enjoy every process altogether. Thus, it takes years of experience and the heart to be a great leader – amplifying someone’s strengths, flexible in every situation, sensitive with the surrounding environment’s dynamics and being approachable, open for ideas and constructive feedback.
6. How important is money to you?
Really important! Considering in this era, everything is revolving around money. Not only needs to afford secondary or tertiary goods, but also the primary such as health, education, transportation, electricity etc. They are all revolving around money. Those who said money couldn’t buy happiness are now turning into sort of hypocrites. Money can buy you a thing that keeps you feeling fulfilled. With money, you can also share your happiness to others who are in need. What makes you unhappy is when you don’t have family and friends walking side by side on your life journey.
7. What is your weakness?
My weakness is having this self-centred personality, which I need to get rid of in order to radiate even a more positive inspiration for the team.