In the midst of Asia’s growing presence in the global marketplace and politics, there is a unique opportunity and responsibility to contribute towards fostering global growth and sustainable development. Learn more about how we are committed to the practice of teaching and learning as a means to promote positive change.

Asia at the Crossroads: Avoiding Stagnation and Meeting New Challenges

The real driver of change will be not one brilliant head but several heads that collaborate. These two powerful terms have crept into mainstream business vocabulary, helping companies like Google and Microsoft seal their reputation as two of the world’s farthest reaching businesses.

November 14th, 2018|Categories: Grow, Read|

The Power of Role Models

People rarely know how aspirations are born. Often, they are inspired by brave, larger than life figures. For young people, it’s important to see a glimpse of their future selves in others. Role models, mentors, or life pegs all point to personal possibility yet to be discovered.  

November 5th, 2018|Categories: Grow, Read|

Putting the Customer First, a Business Strategy You Can’t Overlook

A concept at the heart of progress and innovation. Making sure that we pay attention to both our customers’ desires and our colleagues’ ideas means that everyone is journeying together toward a shared destination—and that means we stand a much better chance of achieving success in the long run.

November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Grow, Read|

Disrupt Yourself and Your Business Before You Get Disrupted

Research shows that disruption can, in fact, be predicted. This makes it easier for companies to create spaces and a culture in the organization that is ready to face disruption and rapid change. Through the case of Robi, the second largest Bangladeshi telecom operator, she outlined how empowering small teams to make quick decisions can shift the power structure of an organization and make employees feel heard.

November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Grow, Read|

Why Leadership Isn’t About ‘Always Taking Charge’

Leadership is one of those shiny concepts that seems to be so out of reach for the regular Joe. The leaders are the big shots, the bosses, who call the shots and tell everyone else what to do. Many people imagine the leader to be the most active, the most vocal, the most dominant person in the group. But in reality, one key leadership quality is actually the capacity to listen.

November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Grow, Read|

Leveraging Uncertainty and Unlocking Your Best Self

Change is the permanent state of life. But how we face being constantly disrupted shows the level of our leadership. The notion of impermanence is something that colors the entire cultural, economic, and psychological landscape. We simply need to learn new ways to adapt to these changes or to use the existing skills we have the best we can.

October 30th, 2018|Categories: Grow, Read|

Perceptions of Creativity in Asia

Buchbinder, who served as a Design Leadership Consultant at the Stanford Design School, shares her experience teaching Asian youth about creative confidence during the Asia Leadership Youth (ALY) Camp in 2015. The full chapter Perceptions of Creativity in Asia can be found in the book Rethinking Asia 2: Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.  

October 29th, 2018|Categories: Grow, Read|