What makes ASEAN powerful? Alicia Garcia-Herrero, Senior Fellow for Bruegel and Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis, explores the intriguing economical patterns and trends of the six countries in ASEAN.
In celebration of Chinese New Year, HCLI turns to the Chinese culture for some timeless reminders on how we can live and lead better. As discovered in our research, Leadership Mosaics Across Asia, traditional Chinese culture is rooted in Confucianism. Sifting through notable sayings by this great philosopher, Confucius, we have picked out three for us to ponder more deeply about.
GO-JEK’s Chief Technology Officer spoke with HQ Asia’s editor about Gojek’s journey from starting out as a call centre in 2011 to becoming Indonesia’s first unicorn.
Six key areas to focus on to achieve the Asian Century. There are many reasons to be optimistic about the development prospects of Asia and the Pacific.
Communication is key in every process, especially when it comes to leadership.
Most Asian economies have yet to confront the impact of demographic headwinds on growth of the labour force and the economy—and none more so than Singapore, where the problem is expected to be particularly pronounced.
HQ Asia speaks with Bob White, APAC President for Medtronic, about leading during times of change and uncertainty, and how to create organisational culture.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What two things are front of mind for Mastercard’s CEO Ajay Banga?
HQ Asia spoke with Heinrich Jessen, Chairman of Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) Pte Ltd, on leading a family-owned business and the unique challenges
For most of the past two decades the talent challenge in China was finding enough qualified managers and executives to keep up with double-digit growth.
Boards play a critical role in guiding and evaluating the executive team and their strategy. But who is responsible for guiding and evaluating the board itself? New research suggests many boards are ‘marking their own homework’.
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.
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
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.
Sri Lanka’s civil war ended in 2009. As she undergoes a nationwide transformation, economic reforms and re-established goals emerge. Sri Lanka has great plans to become a higher grossing country and an integral leader in global trade.
Companies in Asia are slow in capturing the value of agile organisations. Understanding the two faces of agile – stability and speed – can help them play to their strengths.
HQ Asia speaks to Serge Pun, Founder and Chairman of Serge Pun & Associates Limited, to gain valuable insights on the future of Myanmar, and what it takes to be a successful emerging Asian leader.
However the world changes, the pursuit of happiness is an enduring process in our lives. Such endeavours may seem like a personal pursuit, yet Bhutan sees it as a national goal and continues to implement strategies to bring the Bhutanese closer to happiness.
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.
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.
Ones that look like them. As Freud noted, people are basically narcissists. One needs to look no further than the leadership ranks of his or her organisation to find anecdotal evidence.
Is the Philippines undergoing a ‘brain gain’ as its skilled overseas professionals return home?
China is in a period of transition marked by rapid changes in market environments, regulations, knowledge and technology. This has implications for leaders as they try to navigate a rapidly changing environment and sustain their organisations’ growth and development.
Expatriate managers in Thailand face a unique set of opportunities, issues and challenges.
The Islamic economy as defined by Salaam – Global Islamic Economy Gateway encompasses seven pillars: Food; Finance; Fashion, Art & Design; Travel; Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics; Digital; and, Media &
Evan Kuo is the Country Director for a large Taiwanese tech firm’s new development office in Bangalore, India.
Is the era of the multinational corporation (MNC) over? Professor Peter Williamson, University of Cambridge, looks at how MNCs can learn from — and compete — with rising local players.
Is frugality a virtue that business has forgotten? Gerry George, Dean at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University, argues that Asia must be cheap to tackle its core issues.
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.
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
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.
Aloke Lohia, founder and Group CEO of Indorama Ventures PCL, a Thailand-based global petrochemical producer and manufacturer of wool yarns, spoke to HQ Asia about insights — drawn from over 30 years of experience working in Thailand — into the Thai national cult
HQ Asia sat down with Professor Michael Witt for a discussion on liability of foreignness, the five 'market' clusters that exist within Asia and what companies need to be aware of when entering a new cluster, or region.
Is humility in an Asian leader a sign of strength or weakness?
Shanti L Poesposoetjipto is Chairman of PT Samudera Indonesia Tbk, an Indonesian shipping, logistics and port operations organisation.
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.
As a company with headquarters in Switzerland that has been operating in Asia for almost 150 years, DKSH has the prototypical outside-in perspective on Asia.
To better take advantage of the complex and ever-changing business environment of Indonesia and grow through innovation, organisations must maintain an external focus. Dr.
Dr. Cedomir Nestorovic explains differences in leader behavior in terms of whether he or she focuses on processes or outcomes and explores the role of culture in that focus.
To stay ahead of the curve in high-growth markets, new perspectives on human capital are needed to effectively capitalize on this growth.
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.