1st Asia Leadership Forum 2018

Rethinking Leadership:In Times of Change and Uncertainty

by Rajeswari Rush Ramanee

The Center for Asia Leadership Initiatives (CALI) launched its inaugural Asia Leadership Forum on May 19 under the theme Rethinking Leadership: In Times of Change and Uncertainty. The forum was led by Harvard’s faculty of leading experts using frameworks taught in its various graduate schools.

The forum was a platform for participants to rethink their current leadership skills into modifying them. They were given examples of how to harness the power of collaborative, disciplined, communicative, empathetic and social leadership amidst technological revolutions such as the Industrial 4.0 trends and individuals wanting more autonomy of their thoughts.

The initiative of organizing the forum germinated as a follow-up to the 9th Asian Leadership Conference in Seoul, Korea on May 16 & 17 in collaboration with CALI’s President & Co-founder Mr. Samuel H. Kim. He said, “We would like to create a similar caliber international conference that is targeted towards mid-senior level management of corporations as well as leaders of governing bodies, ministries and policymakers from different industries where automation disruption will occur”.

The Harvard faculty speakers leading the programs in Kuala Lumpur, also ran similar programs at the 9th Asian Leadership Conference in Seoul. Mr. Kim reiterated the importance of leaders being equipped with paradigms and skills that go far beyond managerial expertise into the realm of creative problem-solving to orchestrate meaningful progress in their lives and organizations.

The Harvard faculty speakers leading the programs in Kuala Lumpur also ran similar programs at the 9th Asian Leadership Conference in Seoul. The forum’s topics touched on the importance of leaders being equipped with paradigms and skills that go far beyond managerial expertise into the realm of creative problem-solving to orchestrate meaningful progress in their lives and organizations.

The topics presented during the 1st Asia Leadership Forum were:-
1) Sustainable Leadership: Innovation Strategies for the 21st Century, Christoph Frehsee, Lecturer, Stanford University
2) Harnessing Social Networks to Build Power and Lead Change, Dr. Robert Livingston, Harvard Kennedy School
3) A New Paradigm for Leadership, Prof. Steven Jarding, Harvard Kennedy School
4) Disciplined Leadership: Ethics, Power, and Decision Making, Prof. Mathias Risse, Harvard Kennedy School
5) Redefining Social Leadership: The Embrace Story, Rajan Patel, Harvard MPA & Stanford
6) The Balanced Leader: Balancing Innovation and Execution in an Organization

 

2018-06-10T19:10:55+00:00