European perspective-Ukrainian leaders

25 червня 2022 року


The time we live in is an era of change. Ukrainian society is carrying out an exceptionally difficult, largely contradictory, but historically inevitable and irreversible restructuring. In social and political life, this is the transition from totalitarianism to democracy, in the economy-from the administrative and command system to the market, in the life of an individual — its transformation from a "cog" to an independent subject of economic activity. Such changes in society, in the economy, in our way of life are complicated by the fact that they require a change in each of us. Americans, who are used to sharp turns of fate and competition, define such a situation with the word "challenge". In their opinion, the challenge hides both threats and opportunities in each individual, organization, and country. To cope with this unprecedented challenge in the life of current generations, We, among other things, need to master new knowledge and learn how to use it in practice. An important part of this knowledge, as world experience shows, is an understanding of the science and art of management. With the light hand of the Americans, this English word has become known today to almost every educated person. In a simplified sense, management is the ability to achieve a goal using the work, intelligence and motives of other people's behavior.

Usually, people aged 25-30 who have a bachelor's degree enter master's programs, but sometimes more experienced people also enter. Today, we offer you an interview with an applicant who has already decided on his future profession. This is a graduate of the Kiev professional and pedagogical college named after him. A. Makarenko, an interesting and extraordinary person Dmytro Kostyuk who decided to choose an educational and professional program "Human resources management". The purpose of the educational and professional program is to train masters in personnel management who are able to combine knowledge, skills, communication skills with autonomous activities and responsibility in solving problems of personnel management of institutions, establishments and organizations. The master's degree awarded as a result of training is rather professional, which indicates that the graduate who received it has not only theoretical knowledge, but also practical skills, and partly skills in the field of business and management based on the analysis of a large number of management situations, participation in management business games, practical classes and internships in various organizations and firms, including abroad.


In this regard, we asked the Dmytro why did he choose this very educational and professional program, because our university has many diverse and worthy programs? The applicant's confidence in his conscious choice did not keep us waiting long. First of all, Dmytro noted that for quite a long time he has been interested in management problems, the secrets of success of individual organizations and institutions, and the qualities that managers who know how to develop their organizations and employees have. He would like to learn how to develop staff, open up new horizons and opportunities for employees, because today, when European prospects have opened up for our country, there are much more new opportunities. Then the dialogue continued with answers to the following questions.

What do you think, we asked Dmytro, what qualities and skills should real managers have?

It seems to me that the main quality that a manager should have is empathy, because without empathy it is impossible to build a dialogue with subordinates. You can build a management system without empathy. But imagine: a person does not know how to read other people's emotions at all and leads based only on logic and their own goals. I think that subordinates will quickly find another job, because they will not feel that they are understood, that they are needed and important. Skills in resolving conflict situations and defending your working position are also very important.


How do you plan to grow in your profession?

I just like to constantly develop, not stand still, I feel that there is still a lot of new things to learn and do. At first, I, like many others, read and copied the behavior of successful people. Then I learned to make decisions without regard for others and not to oppress myself for mistakes and mistakes. The first rules of one's own behavior have already been formed:

  • be able to listen to people;

  • in difficult situations ask for help and don't be afraid to look incompetent;

  • correct mistakes in time and learn from them;

  • respect people regardless of age and status.

I try not to compare myself to other people. My parents taught me as a child that it is useless to compare poplar with birch — each tree is wonderful in its own way. The main thing is to find your place in life, your path, and then everything will be decided by motivation, abilities and ability to work and achieve your own goals.


How do you relax, what do you devote your free time to?

I try to exercise at least three to four times a week. I am happy to organize football competitions with my friends. Or just walking with your loved ones.

What do you recommend for future managers to read?

I can recommend some good books from what I've read over the past year. First of all, this is a biography of Jeff Bezos - The Everything Store. A very beautiful and interesting book. The next book that I think deserves the attention of all managers, both experienced and novice, is "Think slowly... decide quickly" by Daniel Kahneman, founder of behavioral economics and Nobel Prize winner.

If the manager wants to understand people's behavior, I would advise him to read the book "Behave". This is a very cool book. It was written by Robert Sapolsky, a professor of neuroscience at Stanford. He talks very meaningfully about people's behavior. How a person's hormonal background and general mood influence decision-making. What happened a few hours ago? What happened in a few years? How did the growth occur? How does this affect parenting? How does culture and genetics affect this? Everything: from the moment when this, so to speak, unit of behavior occurred, to the beginning of new actions, New Times, a new understanding of yourself. This is a very, very interesting book.


What do you think, or how do you imagine your future work, dear Dmitry?

For me, work is something that should complement my life, make it more interesting. This should be a place where I can realize myself as a professional. I once read a cool quote: to see new horizons, you need to go out on a new road. So I'm trying to get out.

We thank you Dmytro for an interesting interview and we want to say that our university is waiting for such motivated applicants, the future of our organizations and our country as a whole depends on them! Therefore, we wish all applicants success in choosing their future profession! May they be lucky in their work and life!

Vasyl Bazelyuk,
associate professor of the department of management and educational technologies

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