This month, we at HCLI return to one of our flagship programmes—the Singapore Business Leaders Programme. For six days, a cohort of leaders about to take a regional general manager role meet and discuss topics centred around the theme of Globalised Leaders for Asia. Many of the articles for this month will also align with this theme and aim to showcase best practices for how Asian leaders can take on regional or global positions, why an entrepreneurial mind-set will prepare leaders for the uncertain future of work and what lessons can we learn from seasoned leaders.
This month we’ll be joining the conversation about the future. Grab's offering driverless ‘robo-car’ beta testing near one-north MRT station in Singapore while research outfits are looking at the future: automation, outbound travel, smartphones, marketing, healthcare, and digital banking just to name a few. Everyone is part of the discussion. Here at HCLI, we’re also looking at how will HR cope the future of work. We’re also asking broader questions like:
Last year, we focused a lot on the future of work and how automation will affect the workforce. We shared our thoughts around what leaders need to do to upskill their team as well as what individuals should do to ensure they are future-ready.
In an interview a few months back, a senior leader at an HR advisory firm commented that as HR professionals, we would benefit from remembering that we are in control of the future, of the types of technology we will use.
We hope that you are returning from a restful and rejuvenating Chinese New Year. Gong Xi Fa Cai!
This month, we’ll focus on Responsive and Responsible Leadership, also the theme from the World Economic Forum. When I looked at WEF recaps from the January conference, I read headlines like Is this the new world? Are we out of touch? It’s so easy to divide ourselves these days.