These illustrious leaders have been specially selected for the values they represent, and how they have overcome crisis and staged comebacks against the odds.This book will serve as an invaluable tool for all in these challenging and fast ...
Author: John Swee Kheng Ng
Publisher: World Scientific
Category: Political Science
Heart to Heart with Asian Leaders is an intimate and insightful look at leadership issues first-hand with 28 prominent persons across politics, business, finance and academia in the region. These illustrious leaders have been specially selected for the values they represent, and how they have overcome crisis and staged comebacks against the odds. This book will serve as an invaluable tool for all in these challenging and fast-changing times — a resource which will profit leaders in the boardroom and living room, office and classroom. Contents:The Educator of the Heart Leader (Amnuay Tapingkae)The Change Leader (Chatree Duangnet)The Hold-All-Things Loosely Leader (S Dhanabalan)The Courageous Leader (Edward Ong)The Reluctant Leader (Edwin Soeryadjaya)The God-honoring Leader (Francis Yeoh)The Poor Man Leader (George Ting)The Versatile Leader (Ho Peng Kee)The Lead-from-the-Front Leader (Hsieh Fu Hua)The Impossible Dreamer Leader (Idris Jala)The Life-Long Learner Leader (James Chia)The Anti-Corruption Leader (Jaruvan Maintaka)The Resilient Entrepreneur Leader (Jocelyn Chng)The Failed Again Leader (Kim Tan)The Succession Planning Leader (Lee Oi Hian)The Prison to Parliament Leader (Lim Guan Eng)The Responsible Builder Leader (Lim Hua Min)The Future-Oriented Leader (Lim Siong Guan)The Rich in Love Leader (Montree Sornpaisarn)The Moral Courage Leader (Ngiam Tong Dow)The Corporate Bridge-Builder Leader (Paul Chan)The Constructive Engaging Leader (Paul Low)The Collaborative Leader (Roland Wong)The Trusted and Truth-Telling Leader (Roosniati Salihin)The Ipoh Housewife to Global CEO Leader (Sandra Lee)The Crisis-Calming Leader (Stephen Riady)The People-First Leader (Tan Cheng Bock)The Value-Focused Leader (Tanri Abeng) Readership: Professionals and the general public. Keywords:Leadership;Asian Leaders;Asian Business;Asian Politics;Leadership Development; Asian Leaders PerspectivesReview: “John and Alvin have a unique disarming ability to get leaders to speak about the most difficult issues and challenges of leadership and get them willing to go public on it. These conversations with leaders represent a peek into the psyche and emotions of leaders as they process through their journey in leadership. It is a priceless set of insights valuable to any student of leadership. A must read.” Mr Sam Lam President and Managing Partner of Linkage Asia “This Volume is the result of John's relentless curiosity in learning from the successes and challenges of game changers in Asia. You will find honesty, humility and determination as the icons interviewed share their minds and hearts. A mandatory reading for those willing to learn from others.” Mr Peter Chao Founder, Eagles Communications “John, an evergreen human motivator, draws critical life lessons from several business and thought leaders who have gone through the feast and famine in their journeys. The easy prose style of the book makes it a warm book. I commend this book.” Judge (Ret) Richard Magnus Expert (IBC) Member of UNESCO Alumni of Network Agenda Council World Economic Forum “If the earlier book was the Dim Sum, this is the entrée, the substantial meat. When the topmost leaders of brand name organizations speak and tell you the value of great leadership principles and beliefs in their corporate and personal lives, you will have much to chew on.” Professor Ang Peng Hwa Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information Nanyang Technological University, Singapore President-Elect 2015/16 International Communication Association “This book provides the platform for readers to engage not just with leaders of their own country but also those from the nearby region. No leadership can escape trials. They say iron sharpens iron — what better way than to spend time learning from those who have triumphed!” Mdm Hannah Yeoh Madam Speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly, Malaysia “The true stories of these great leaders are so powerful and enjoyable. Reading "Heart To Heart", I have learned so much from their experiences, wisdom and practical advice. I strongly recommend the book to everyone who wishes to be a great leader. Enjoy it, learn from it, and become a great leader.” Dr Somjin Sornpaisarn CEO of TMB Asset Management “I thoroughly enjoyed reading the interviews and the thought-provoking comments made by these Asian Leaders.” Mr Lucas Chow Chairman of Health Promotion Board Singapore Member of Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore “A must-have book for all leaders. Read and learn from those who have gone through tough times and made triumphant comebacks.” Mrs Suwanna Eiampikul CEO of Bertram Chemical (1982) Co. Ltd., Thailand CEO and Founder of Peppermint Bike Park, Thailand “This book contains much wisdom that comes from the practical insights of leaders as they reflected on the choices they made, the struggles they went through, and the outcomes they achieved. I was touched by their humility, and inspired by their faith and deep convictions. This book is an invaluable resource for all leaders.” Professor Neo Boon Siong Nanyang Business School Nanyang Technological University, Singapore “In their intimate interviews with these 28 Asian leaders, John and Alvin have given us a portrait of authentic leadership. These leaders were never about power, prestige or position but principles, praxis and perseverance. Their stories inspire me to be a wiser person and a better leader.” Mr Michael Tan President of Eagles Communications, Singapore Key Features:Unique collection of intimate interviews with 30 well-known leaders from various sectors (politics, business, academia) across several Asian countriesReaders are able to gain many rich insights and perspectives from prominent Asian leaders, and learn from the collective experience and wisdom of these regional leadersThe book is written in an easy-to-read format with catchy taglines for each leaders, and gives the feel as if you are chatting over a meal with the leader