Trevor Lee:

Leadership, they say, is first and foremost, behavior, and skills second. Good leaders are followed mainly because they are trusted and respected by the people they lead, rather than because they are admired for the skills they possess. Leadership is different to management. Management relies more on planning, and on organisational and communications skills. Leadership relies on management skills too, but more so on qualities such as integrity, honesty, humility, courage, commitment, sincerity, passion, confidence, positivity, wisdom, determination, compassion, sensitivity, and a degree of personal charisma.

Several factors contribute to the development of a leader. Obviously, the leader’s personal qualities are important, but also critical are the needs of the people being led and the objective they are pursuing. Some personality types thrive better in leadership roles than others, but leadership skills can be learned.

Read more: BUILDING LEADERSHIP SKILLS | Trevor Lee | Pulse | LinkedIn


Chris Reed: As the Global CEO of a start-up, I understand that I’m not just hiring employees to work for me. It’s in my best interest to also ensure that if and when employees leave, they:Maintain a good impression of the company even long after they have left – word-of-mouth is still a powerful form of advertising especially in such an interconnected place like Singapore. Have gained something from their work experience here – that they’ve learnt something that they can take on and add to their list of skills and next job experience.

Source: Developing the next generation of leaders in Singapore

The Global Creativity Index (GCI) presented by Martin Prosperity Institute is a broad-based measure for advanced economic growth and sustainable prosperity based on the three T’s of economic development – talent, technology and tolerance.Countries that receive high scores on the GCI generally have higher levels of entrepreneurship, competitiveness, productivity (measured as economic output per person) and are more closely connected to urbanisation.

Source: Denmark no. 1 in Europe in Global Creativity Index 2015 – Invest in Denmark

Simon Sinek: In this wide-ranging talk, ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek discusses the importance of trust, authenticity, and meaning. Sinek argues that as individuals and companies, everything that we say and do is a symbol of who we are. And it is only when we communicate our beliefs authentically that we can attract others to our cause, and form the bonds that will empower us to achieve truly great things.
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