13/10/2017
Recent research claims that short personal conversations stimulate creative exchange during the workplace.
13/10/2017
Dr Michael Daniels, Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, Canada, examines the business case for female participation in business, asking what we can learn from the Philippines, one of Asia’s most forward-thinking countries when it comes to advancing
13/10/2017
HQ Asia sat down with Stefan Doboczky, CEO of Lenzing AG, an Austrian manufacturer of manmade cellulose fibres and a firm with a reputation for technological pioneering, to ask him what has influenced his philosophy of leadership, and get his advice for Asia’s emerging le
13/10/2017
In this article, HQ Asia discusses the final two roles that HR executives need to play to effectively develop global Asian leaders.
12/10/2017
Through this interview with UOB’s Managing Director of Business Banking Mr Mervyn Koh, we gain insight into how this bank is readying its people for the future UOB’s success
10/10/2017
How will technology shape the future of work? How can HR make the best out of these changes? Ravin Jesuthasan, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader, Talent & Rewards, Willis Towers Watson, answers these questions and more.
10/10/2017
It takes the ability to influence, to inspire, to unify. At the 2017 Singapore Human Capital Summit, first held in 2008, we explored how to lead in these uncertain and volatile times.
9/10/2017
Technology and Digitisation. A highly wired, agile and mobile workforce. The emergence of the millennial generation. These three are all rapidly changing the rules of the employment game.
2/10/2017
Gabrielle Dolan, an expert on authentic leadership and storytelling and author of Stories for Work, sat down with Sara Moulton, Editor of HQ Asia, for a discussion on how established and emerging leaders can create impact with stories
1/10/2017
As we enter the last quarter of the year, let us take a few minutes to reflect on what we have accomplished so far in 2017. And identify what we want to still get done before December 31st.  
18/09/2017
Sectors such as retail have felt it like a tsunami, with relatively new players such as eCommerce platforms Amazon and Alibaba growing rapidly, taking market share and forcing change at traditional brick-and-mortar retailers.
18/09/2017
The boundaries between our personal lives and work are becoming more blurred. As this influences the nature and impact of our voice, we must also ask ourselves the wider implications of the way we communicate, including well-being and autonomy.
18/09/2017
What are the five themes influencing the workplace evolution taking place across Asia, and how will AI impact the role of the HR leader? John Antos, Vice President of Strategy & Marketing, at ADP, shares recent research on the evolution of work and AI.
1/09/2017
Welcome to HQ Asia’s new home! I hope you will take some time to explore the fresh site, our articles, and our offerings.
15/08/2017
Heekyung Min, an Executive Vice President at Korea’s CJ Corporation, is a rarity in global business. A Korean female business leader with worldwide experience across diverse sectors, she speaks to HQ Asia about her career to date.
27/07/2017
In October 2016, the Human Capital Leadership Institute is launching a research initiative, Leadership Mosaics Across Asia, to help companies develop global leaders from the region.
27/07/2017
Two Asian entrepreneurs – Deep Kalra of Makemytrip.com and Naoaki Mashita of V-Cube – share key lessons they learnt in their quest to build a successful business venture in the region.
27/07/2017
How ready are Southeast Asia’s emerging leaders to lead across borders? Human Capital Leadership Institute assesses their ability to navigate a volatile and uncertain world, engage across global boundaries and adapt to different cultures.
5/07/2017
HQ Asia speaks with the Head of Insight & Futures at the CIPD about AI technologies shaping the future of work and the impact these can have on individuals, organisations and society.
28/06/2017
Mark Hon may wear many hats, but he is an entrepreneur at heart. He speaks with HQ Asia about what it takes to be an entrepreneur. He shares advice for those who want to create a start-up and what the start-up scene looks like in Singapore.
27/06/2017
HCLI continues to help organisations accelerate human capital and leadership development in Asia, for a globalised Asia. One of its ways of doing so is to drive pan-Asian research – for Asia, from Asia.
22/06/2017
What two things are front of mind for Mastercard’s CEO Ajay Banga?
20/06/2017
How are the 2017 global trends – growth by design, a shift in what we value, a workplace for me and the quest for insight -- affecting the workplace and employees?
19/06/2017
HQ Asia spoke with Heinrich Jessen, Chairman of Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) Pte Ltd, on leading a family-owned business and the unique challenges
15/06/2017
Most companies focus their hiring strategies on strengths or what candidates can do. They assess the qualities and skills that are supposed to enhance job performance, and subsequently test whether candidates are likely to display those qualities once on the job.
14/06/2017
HQ Asia speaks with Jan Anne Schelling, Vice President for HR, Asia Pacific about how DSM is developing female leaders, barriers that women need to overcome to get to global roles and how DSM supports the advancement of female leaders.
19/04/2017
HQ Asia speaks with Medtronic HR about its innovative human capital practices and how HR can think strategically and add value to business
26/01/2017
Why do some people become CEOs and others don’t? Why do some Chief Executive Officers thrive while others fail? What separates an outstanding leader from an average one?
19/01/2017
Thomas Riber Knudsen, CEO of Damco Asia (part of the Maersk Group) has stayed with one company throughout his professional career: 26 years in all.
10/01/2017
Patrick Teng, the Founder, Chairman & Chief Dealer of SIXCAP, a pioneering digital technology company focused on harnessing the power of crowds, and Professor Gordon Hewitt, the former Chairman of its Global Advisory Board, share how the future of work ties in with SI
6/01/2017
Peter Williamson, an Honorary Professor of International Management at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, examines how one Asian giant of e-commerce adapted to volatility in the trickiest but most rewarding of ways: by rewiring its mindset
5/01/2017
How does a startup become Singapore’s first billion-dollar internet company? Sea (formerly Garena), founded in 2009 by Group CEO and Chairman Forrest Li, aspires to be like the internet giants Alibaba and Tencent Holdings Ltd.
21/11/2016
Credit Suisse’s Vice Chairman for Asia Pacific, Lito Camacho, shares lessons into how to improve one’s soft skills of leadership.
12/11/2016
In the 70s and 80s, Indonesia was a relatively unknown entity in the West; now it's the emerging economic powerhouse of Southeast Asia. The journey of Prijono Sugiarto, President of PT Astra International, parallels that of his homeland.
7/11/2016
In a world where robots, automation and gamification become the norm, how can a workforce adjust to be future-ready? For a start, by becoming more human.
4/11/2016
A conversation with David Chin, former Chief HR Officer of Biosensors International, reveals that business strategies that used to work for Asia are fast becoming irrelevant.
26/10/2016
In face of the challenges of a growing city, the potential issues surface around densely populated cities signal the need for strategic plans, and building a smart nation could be the solution for the future.
28/09/2016
Are you a foreign leader new to Asia? HCLI’s latest research initiative, Leadership Mosaics Across Asia offers tips that will help you engage your local team in nine Asian markets.
3/12/2015
Dr Mahzarin Banaji, Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics, Department of Psychology at Harvard University, the US, is the co-author of Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People.
20/11/2015
Julian Persaud, Global Head of Operations, Airbnb Experiences, shares his thoughts on Asia’s technology trends, the leadership styles and skills he values most and the underestimated importance of talent mobility.
4/11/2015
Heekyung (Jo) Min, Executive Vice President of Global CSV at CJ Corporation, a South Korean conglomerate, spoke to HQ Asia about what it takes to be successful in South Korea, the need for foreign managers to understand Korean culture, what Korean employees value and the
30/10/2015
Antonio Helio Waszyk, former Senior Vice President, Nestlé S.A., was the Southeast Asia Regional Head, as well as the Chairman of Nestlé India. HQ Asia spoke with Waszyk about his life, lessons learnt and his insights into thriving as a global leader.
3/03/2015
Shanti L Poesposoetjipto is Chairman of PT Samudera Indonesia Tbk, an Indonesian shipping, logistics and port operations organisation.
16/02/2015
As businesses go global, the push for national diversity at the top has grown stronger. But have the upper ranks really become more diverse? Dr Pankaj Ghemawat and Herman Vantrappen discuss the real numbers behind the story.
16/02/2015
The role of the regional president is a tough one. If done well, however, this role has the opportunity to develop local talent, drive business growth and shape the way global headquarters views and interacts with the region.
23/01/2015
As regional HR teams ramp up talent practices in Asia to match global standards, business heads are increasingly expecting HR to create leadership talent that can both lead in Asia and represent the region in the global arena.
21/11/2014
Dr. William Fung is the younger of the two brothers now helming Hong Kong’s Li & Fung, which designs, sources, develops and distributes consumer goods. HQ Asia speaks to him about the lessons he has learnt working and leading in this global Asian company.
5/09/2013
MasterCard’s Ajay Banga is a rarity. Raised and educated in India, he is one of the few Asians to serve as CEO of a major Western MNC.
3/09/2013
Koh Boon Hwee, former chairman of numerous major corporations such as SingTel, Singapore Airlines, and DBS Bank, shares 10 tips on leadership
12/09/2012
Many companies in Asia are keen to globalise and yet stay Asian. A lot will depend on their ability to develop global leaders from asia. HCLI organised an executive roundtable to understand Asian insights on leadership across borders.
11/09/2012
Kai Foong Tan and Rebecca Siow speak to James Lim, President for Greater Asia at Becton, Dickinson and Company, about his rise to becoming the first Asian to hold this position.

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