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All Of The Latest Technological Innovations

All Of The Latest Technological Innovations

Technological Innovations
Where would even be without technology? Technology is everything that sets us apart from the many creatures who have no opposable thumbs. In this article, I am going to be discussing all of the latest advancements in the world of technology. We make use of technology in almost every single aspect of our lives. For example, you are using a device to read this particular article right now. I am using a technologically advanced device to create this article at this very moment. We, humans, take technology for granted, but we need to sit down and consider how big of a role they play in our lives. 1. Artificial intelligence would be the first technological advancement that I would like to talk about. Artificial intelligence has been at the receiving end of a lot of financial investment fo...
Willing To Grow : Leader Humility In Asia

Willing To Grow : Leader Humility In Asia

Leader Humility
Is humility in an Asian leader a sign of strength or weakness? Michael Daniels summarises recent research he conducted with co-authors Burak Oc (Bocconi University), Gary Greguras (Singapore Management University), Michael Bashshur (Singapore Management University), and James Diefendorff (Akron University) on the nature of leader humility and its importance in an Asian context. It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership” – Nelson Mandela When you think about the great business leaders of our time, larger-than-life, charismatic figures like Steve Jobs or Jack Welch typically come to mind. Adjectives like decisive, visio...
Developing The Next Global Leaders In Asia & The Role Of Talent Mobility

Developing The Next Global Leaders In Asia & The Role Of Talent Mobility

Talent Mobility
Global-leadership competency models often emphasise a one-size-fits-all view of global leadership that is inconsistent with the reality of globalization and the diversity of work performed by global leaders, especially when considering the socio-economic and political landscape across Asia vs the West. A company may therefore find it useful to focus on a smaller set of key competencies across all of its global leaders, whilst allowing for customization to support the diversity of roles that fall under the broad category of global leadership. Generally global leaders need to be comfortable dealing with complexity and demonstrate stress & change tolerance, risk taking, openness & adaptability, catalytic learning agility and cultural awareness. Cultural adaptability is a key compet...
Leading Transformation – Insights From Hay Group’s Stephen Kaye

Leading Transformation – Insights From Hay Group’s Stephen Kaye

Leading Transformation
For any global business, there are few markets more critical than China. For anyone interested in business in China, there are few better events than the Hay Group International Conference held in Shanghai last November. The theme of the conference was “Leading Transformation” and it featured luminary speakers like Song Lin (Chairman, China Resources Company), Zhou Yun Jie (Vice Chairman, Haier), and Yu Liang (President, China Vanke). Hay Group has consulted closely with many leading companies in both the East and the West. HQ Asia sat down with Stephen Kaye – President and CEO of the Hay Group – to distil his insights on how the best companies in the world drive change and lead transformation. Change before you need to In contrast, Kaye argues that the best companies drive transform...
Unilever Thailand : Driving Business Growth With People Practices

Unilever Thailand : Driving Business Growth With People Practices

Business Growth
Unilever Thailand’s Talent & Organizational (T&O) Readiness Initiative was recognized as a winner of this year’s Asian Human Capital Awards, awarded by the Singapore Ministry of Manpower. Khun Nardrerdee, Vice President HR, Unilever Thailand and Indochina, was at the Singapore Human Capital Summit to receive the award. Catherine Mudford and Perez Loh spoke with her and Drew Fernandez, HR Director - Total Customer Development, Food Solutions & Indochina Region, to find about more about this award-winning people practice. Khun Nardrerdee joined Unilever Thailand in 2010 and worked with the rest of the Company’s leadership team to develop and launch the T&O Project that same year. The T&O Project involves the designing of an inspiring and bold ambition to make Unilever ...
Changing Personalities Of China’s Business Visionaries

Changing Personalities Of China’s Business Visionaries

Business Visionaries
Does leadership evolve? Fu Pingping, Xu Liguo and Perez Loh argue that the changing personality traits of some of China’s most prominent business leaders have influenced both their leadership styles and business success. For decades, it was a commonly held belief that personality traits — be they motivations, abilities or patterns of behaviour — remain relatively stable. In the US, one of the largest and longest nationwide surveys followed thousands of people from the 1930s through to the 1980s. Researchers found that while habits may evolve, core personality traits generally did not change over time. However, research by professors Fu Pingping, Associate Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Xi Youmin, Executive President of Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, and Xu Liguo, doc...