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Established in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2014, the Center for Asia Leadership is a group of non-profit international organizations that addresses public needs and problems in Asia through research, development, training and publication initiatives in the areas of public leadership, entrepreneurship and education in Asia.

About Us
About Us

The Center for Asia Leadership is committed to accelerating the development of leaders who are primed to ignite long-lasting change. Participants of our initiatives…

Asia Leadership Trek
Asia Leadership Trek

The Asia Leadership Trek is a unique, overseas learning experience devoted to exploring the most important issues and cutting-edge ideas through engagement with political…

Asia Leadership Institute
Asia Leadership Institute

The Asia Leadership Institute (ALI) offers experienced managers and executives, college and university scholars, and aspiring youths, access to the world’s cutting-edge talent…

Acumen Case Center
Acumen Case Center

The Acumen Case Center (ACC) offers programs and contents that address the transmission-heavy, rote-based model of education prevalent in many classrooms in Asia.

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Our leadership philosophy is based on three fundamental ways in which we learn: knowledge enhancement, skill building, and mindset development. Each year, we offer a variety of leadership programs and experiential study tours catered to the needs of the youth, scholar, and young executives and senior management from different industries and sectors.

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We design our initiatives to help leaders create impact for themselves, their organizations and communities. Forums and conferences that provide insights to current leadership trends and best practices are held throughout the year to channel better understanding of the challenges currently facing Asia.

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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.

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.  

Negotiation: Key to win-win situations

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.

Seek First to Understand

“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.

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