Learning from Leaders in Asia: The Lessons of Experience

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 2, 2010 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
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More than ever, the world needs strong, effective and ethical leadership. Asia is the world’s fastest growing region. Its success in the 21st century will depend largely on the quality of its leaders. Learning from Leaders in Asia captures the rich experiences of leaders operating in the region, identifies the key elements of leadership and offers practical advice on how to make a lasting impact. An important and timely book for all who want to seize the moment.
Anson Chan, Former Chief Secretary for Administration, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Learning from Leaders in Asia provides a solid understanding of the challenges faced by leaders in Asia today and tomorrow. It provides real life insights by leaders across various disciplines in overcoming challenges such as talent acquisition and retention, China strategies and globalization to name but a few. An invaluable read.
Chen Shaopeng, President, Lenovo Emerging Market Group, Senior Vice President, Lenovo Group

Learning from Leaders in Asia is a must-read for any business person in the world who wants to gain perspectives from Asia-based multinationals. It offers valuable insights as Asia’s importance rises.
William Fung, Group Managing Director, Li & Fung Ltd.

Learning from Leaders in Asia presents a unique opportunity for readers to learn from the insights of the business executives who are part of one of the leading EMBA programs in the world. Having interacted with these talented men and women I can say with full confi dence that they truly understand the issues of building and running a global business. That makes this book well worth reading and I highly recommend it.
Jim Thompson, Chairman, Crown Worldwide Holdings Ltd.

Learning from Leaders in Asia cuts through the data and popular opinions to offer an on-the-ground view of the region’s latest developments. Combining the acute perceptions and broad sweep of Leadership Experiences in Asia, this book examines the complex issues and offers fundamental insights into the business cultures of a host of countries. In lucid terms, it spells out the unprecedented opportunities and challenges facing companies wanting to devise a strategy that effectively adapts to the Asian reality.
Marjorie Yang, Chair, Esquel Group

This extraordinary book is the sequel to Leadership Experiences in Asia, Dr. DeKrey’s first effort to describe the functioning of leadership in the Asian contexts. There is no-one with better credentials for doing this than DeKrey, an American who has lived and worked in Hong Kong for more than two decades and who has experienced the very best examples of leadership both in the West as well as in Asia. There is no one whose leadership skills cannot be enhanced by the principles and illustrations laid out in this book.
David M. Messick, Morris and Alice Kaplan Professor Emeritus of Ethics and Decision in Management, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

This timely and highly relevant book tackles the critical issues that keep general managers awake at night as they strive to build a sustainable and profitable business in Asia and, in particular, China. The triple challenges of building talent, encouraging breakthrough innovation and ensuring strong governance may be global, but they face added urgency and complexity in Asia given the very high expectations for growth and unique cultural challenges. The blend of theory, strategy and highly practical experience in this book provides invaluable advice for leaders who are determined to build a legacy in Asia.
Ron McEachern, President, PepsiCo Asia

  

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Contents

Globalization and Asian Business
25
China and the Go West Policy
49
Innovate and Lead
81
The Changing Landscape
99
Learning from Our Leaders
167
From Socialized Institution to Privatized
183
Index
203
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Professor Steven J. DeKrey is Senior Associate Dean and Director of MBA/EMBA/MSc Programs at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is widely recognized across Asia as an expert in leadership development and personality assessment. Prof. DeKrey joined HKUST in 1996 and was previously director of MBA programs at the University of Florida and Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is active in community organizations and chaired the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong in 2008.


Kathy Griffin is a Canadian-born writer and editor who has worked in Hong Kong for more than 20 years. She is a regular contributor to HKUST Business School publications.

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