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It’s all about finding ways to make a “bigger pie” for everybody to enjoy. Negotiation is key and it involves “active listening.” Interestingly, a huge part of negotiation is listening on a deeper and more intuitive level to what motivates people and groups. While concrete factors like profit or ROI are easily quantifiable, many negotiations hinge on understanding psychological needs like individuals’ need for independence, personal agency, or recognition.
“Personal Leadership: Ethics, Power, and Decision Making,” organized by the Center for Asia Leadership, Dr. Ng shows the contrast between Machiavelli’s and Descartes’ modes of political maneuvering. The following is an excerpt of Dr. Ng’s essay.
Design Thinking is not just meant to create products and services that actually work. It can be applied effectively to address internal challenges, to engage customers on a deeper level, and to optimize management development and individual skill building. Over-all, Design Thinking is precisely that -- a way of creative
In an excerpt from her essay, she reveals how attending an adaptive leadership course helped her understand two major roles of real leadership: to help people face reality and to draw out shared values, priorities, and beliefs that go beyond petty self interests and tribal loyalties. Read on to find out how business is all about leadership and leadership is all about people.
Millennials. Generation Z. The younger they get, the more precocious they seem to be. Today’s young people are growing up in the midst of what is arguably the greatest knowledge and data explosion in man’s history. How are schools guiding young people’s inclination to learn new things faster and better than ever before?
What follows is an excerpt from an essay by Rachel Mason of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, who visited Malaysia in 2015 as part of the Asia Leadership Trek. In the book Rethinking Asia 2: Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, she traces the origins of the often uneasy and tension-filled relations among the three races that call Malaysia home. Interestingly, the story begins at the turn of the century with the rule of a colonial power.
What follows is an excerpt from an essay written by Alanna Hughes of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the MIT Sloan School of Management, who joined the Asia Leadership Fellowship Tours in 2015. In Rethinking Asia 2: Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, she talks about her insights into Indonesia’s enormous potential for economic growth and how a younger generation of entrepreneurs can succeed only when the government, corporation, the academe, and venture capitalists work together to provide a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Program design is a particularly rich area of teamwork for the two organizations since CALI and DENT specialize in different areas. DENT’s strong suit is design thinking and entrepreneurship, while CALI’s forte is leadership mindset and best practices.
Companies collapse because of a combination of complex factors that somehow come together to form the perfect storm. The obvious answer is that companies did not have the hustle to stay ahead of competitors. More difficult to recognize behind company failures is the powerful influence of values, attitudes, and culture.
The following is an excerpt from design thinker and educator Helen van Baal’s essay “Reflections on Design Thinking in Asia” from the book Rethinking Asia: Why Asia is Hopeful, published by the Acumen Publishing under the Center for Asia Leadership. A visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art and the programme lead at the HPI School of Design Thinking (d-school), van Baal shares about her experience teaching design thinking and leadership to high school students who joined the Asia Union Leaders Summit in Korea in 2017.