Developing Asian Leaders is a requirement to address the current talent shortfall and creates a competitive advantage for those that put in the effort.
A report by McKinsey Global Institute predicts that 45 percent of Global Fortune 500 companies will come from emerging markets including Asia by 2025. And according to Human Capital Leadership Institute CEO Kwan Chee Wei, this leads to the question of where these leaders from Asia are going to come from.
In the past, the solution was to bring in expatriate managers from the USA and Europe, but this model is flawed and not sustainable. Western Leaders can struggle to adapt to the culture and may inadvertently disengage their direct reports with the message that promotion is not possible. On the other-hand, Asian Leaders can lack ‘Executive Presence, Direct Communication, Decision Making abilities as well as the ability to Coach and Mentor their people. Read more about this in our blog – The Humility Barrier.
Developing Asian Leaders
Living in Asia for 13 years, coaching Asian Leaders as well as Westerners and HR Professionals keen on grooming talent, I can attest that transformation is possible. In fact, the Asian Leader who can hold his or her own in a Global Company, is a force to be reckoned with.
I conduct in-house programs as well as a 2-day public program. This program is for Asian managers transitioning to a leadership position or Asian Leaders who are ready to take on a more regional or global role. HR Professionals and Western Leaders who want to develop their Asian talent will also find this program useful.
Topic covered include:
- What is leadership?
- What does it take to lead in a Global Economy?
- Cultural differences – Power differential, Individualism versus collectivism
- Values – what’s important
- Creating a culture of responsibility & accountability
- Executive Presence – the secret ingredient
- Direct Conversations and Non-Violent Communication
- Decision Making
- Coaching & Mentoring the next Generation of Leaders
Benefits of Developing Asian Leaders
The benefits include, more confident, more decisive leaders who are able to communicate a local perspective in a global context.
Contact Us for an in-house program or for the date of our next public program.
Clients that have benefited from this program include; Microsoft, Red Hat, VirtusaPolaris, UBS, Hess Oil & Gas, Singapore Airlines and Nissan to name a few.