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Heart To Heart With Asian Leaders

Author : John Swee Kheng Ng
ISBN : 9789814663960
Genre : Political Science
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Heart to Heart with Asian Leaders is an intimate and insightful look at leadership issues first-hand with 28 prominent persons across politics, business, finance and academia in the region. These illustrious leaders have been specially selected for the values they represent, and how they have overcome crisis and staged comebacks against the odds. This book will serve as an invaluable tool for all in these challenging and fast-changing times — a resource which will profit leaders in the boardroom and living room, office and classroom. Contents:The Educator of the Heart Leader (Amnuay Tapingkae)The Change Leader (Chatree Duangnet)The Hold-All-Things Loosely Leader (S Dhanabalan)The Courageous Leader (Edward Ong)The Reluctant Leader (Edwin Soeryadjaya)The God-honoring Leader (Francis Yeoh)The Poor Man Leader (George Ting)The Versatile Leader (Ho Peng Kee)The Lead-from-the-Front Leader (Hsieh Fu Hua)The Impossible Dreamer Leader (Idris Jala)The Life-Long Learner Leader (James Chia)The Anti-Corruption Leader (Jaruvan Maintaka)The Resilient Entrepreneur Leader (Jocelyn Chng)The Failed Again Leader (Kim Tan)The Succession Planning Leader (Lee Oi Hian)The Prison to Parliament Leader (Lim Guan Eng)The Responsible Builder Leader (Lim Hua Min)The Future-Oriented Leader (Lim Siong Guan)The Rich in Love Leader (Montree Sornpaisarn)The Moral Courage Leader (Ngiam Tong Dow)The Corporate Bridge-Builder Leader (Paul Chan)The Constructive Engaging Leader (Paul Low)The Collaborative Leader (Roland Wong)The Trusted and Truth-Telling Leader (Roosniati Salihin)The Ipoh Housewife to Global CEO Leader (Sandra Lee)The Crisis-Calming Leader (Stephen Riady)The People-First Leader (Tan Cheng Bock)The Value-Focused Leader (Tanri Abeng) Readership: Professionals and the general public. Keywords:Leadership;Asian Leaders;Asian Business;Asian Politics;Leadership Development; Asian Leaders PerspectivesReview: “John and Alvin have a unique disarming ability to get leaders to speak about the most difficult issues and challenges of leadership and get them willing to go public on it. These conversations with leaders represent a peek into the psyche and emotions of leaders as they process through their journey in leadership. It is a priceless set of insights valuable to any student of leadership. A must read.” Mr Sam Lam President and Managing Partner of Linkage Asia “This Volume is the result of John's relentless curiosity in learning from the successes and challenges of game changers in Asia. You will find honesty, humility and determination as the icons interviewed share their minds and hearts. A mandatory reading for those willing to learn from others.” Mr Peter Chao Founder, Eagles Communications “John, an evergreen human motivator, draws critical life lessons from several business and thought leaders who have gone through the feast and famine in their journeys. The easy prose style of the book makes it a warm book. I commend this book.” Judge (Ret) Richard Magnus Expert (IBC) Member of UNESCO Alumni of Network Agenda Council World Economic Forum “If the earlier book was the Dim Sum, this is the entrée, the substantial meat. When the topmost leaders of brand name organizations speak and tell you the value of great leadership principles and beliefs in their corporate and personal lives, you will have much to chew on.” Professor Ang Peng Hwa Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information Nanyang Technological University, Singapore President-Elect 2015/16 International Communication Association “This book provides the platform for readers to engage not just with leaders of their own country but also those from the nearby region. No leadership can escape trials. They say iron sharpens iron — what better way than to spend time learning from those who have triumphed!” Mdm Hannah Yeoh Madam Speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly, Malaysia “The true stories of these great leaders are so powerful and enjoyable. Reading "Heart To Heart", I have learned so much from their experiences, wisdom and practical advice. I strongly recommend the book to everyone who wishes to be a great leader. Enjoy it, learn from it, and become a great leader.” Dr Somjin Sornpaisarn CEO of TMB Asset Management “I thoroughly enjoyed reading the interviews and the thought-provoking comments made by these Asian Leaders.” Mr Lucas Chow Chairman of Health Promotion Board Singapore Member of Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore “A must-have book for all leaders. Read and learn from those who have gone through tough times and made triumphant comebacks.” Mrs Suwanna Eiampikul CEO of Bertram Chemical (1982) Co. Ltd., Thailand CEO and Founder of Peppermint Bike Park, Thailand “This book contains much wisdom that comes from the practical insights of leaders as they reflected on the choices they made, the struggles they went through, and the outcomes they achieved. I was touched by their humility, and inspired by their faith and deep convictions. This book is an invaluable resource for all leaders.” Professor Neo Boon Siong Nanyang Business School Nanyang Technological University, Singapore “In their intimate interviews with these 28 Asian leaders, John and Alvin have given us a portrait of authentic leadership. These leaders were never about power, prestige or position but principles, praxis and perseverance. Their stories inspire me to be a wiser person and a better leader.” Mr Michael Tan President of Eagles Communications, Singapore Key Features:Unique collection of intimate interviews with 30 well-known leaders from various sectors (politics, business, academia) across several Asian countriesReaders are able to gain many rich insights and perspectives from prominent Asian leaders, and learn from the collective experience and wisdom of these regional leadersThe book is written in an easy-to-read format with catchy taglines for each leaders, and gives the feel as if you are chatting over a meal with the leader

What S The Matter With Kansas

Author : Thomas Frank
ISBN : 1429900326
Genre : Political Science
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One of "our most insightful social observers"* cracks the great political mystery of our time: how conservatism, once a marker of class privilege, became the creed of millions of ordinary Americans With his acclaimed wit and acuity, Thomas Frank turns his eye on what he calls the "thirty-year backlash"—the populist revolt against a supposedly liberal establishment. The high point of that backlash is the Republican Party's success in building the most unnatural of alliances: between blue-collar Midwesterners and Wall Street business interests, workers and bosses, populists and right-wingers. In asking "what 's the matter with Kansas?"—how a place famous for its radicalism became one of the most conservative states in the union—Frank, a native Kansan and onetime Republican, seeks to answer some broader American riddles: Why do so many of us vote against our economic interests? Where's the outrage at corporate manipulators? And whatever happened to middle-American progressivism? The questions are urgent as well as provocative. Frank answers them by examining pop conservatism—the bestsellers, the radio talk shows, the vicious political combat—and showing how our long culture wars have left us with an electorate far more concerned with their leaders' "values" and down-home qualities than with their stands on hard questions of policy. A brilliant analysis—and funny to boot—What's the Matter with Kansas? presents a critical assessment of who we are, while telling a remarkable story of how a group of frat boys, lawyers, and CEOs came to convince a nation that they spoke on behalf of the People. *Los Angeles Times

Dim Sum Leadership

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ISBN : 9814222658
Genre : Executive ability
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When China Rules The World

Author : Martin Jacques
ISBN : 1101151455
Genre : History
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How China's ascendance as an economic superpower will alter the cultural, political, social, and ethnic balance of global power in the twenty-first century, unseating the West and in the process creating a whole new world According to even the most conservative estimates, China will overtake the United States as the world's largest economy by 2027 and will ascend to the position of world economic leader by 2050. But the full repercussions of China's ascendancy-for itself and the rest of the globe-have been surprisingly little explained or understood. In this far-reaching and original investigation, Martin Jacques offers provocative answers to some of the most pressing questions about China's growing place on the world stage. Martin Jacques reveals, by elaborating on three historical truths, how China will seek to shape the world in its own image. The Chinese have a rich and long history as a civilization-state. Under the tributary system, outlying states paid tribute to the Middle Kingdom. Ninety-four percent of the population still believes they are one race-"Han Chinese." The strong sense of superiority rooted in China's history promises to resurface in twenty-first century China and in the process strengthen and further unify the country. A culturally self-confident Asian giant with a billion-plus population, China will likely resist globalization as we know it. This exceptionalism will have powerful ramifications for the rest of the world and the United States in particular. As China is already emerging as the new center of the East Asian economy, the mantle of economic and, therefore, cultural relevance will in our lifetimes begin to pass from Manhattan and Paris to cities like Beijing and Shanghai. It is the American relationship with and attitude toward China, Jacques argues, that will determine whether the twenty-first century will be relatively peaceful or fraught with tension, instability, and danger. When China Rules the World is the first book to fully conceive of and explain the upheaval that China's ascendance will cause and the realigned global power structure it will create.

The Oxford Handbook Of Political Leadership

Author : R. A. W. Rhodes
ISBN : 9780191645860
Genre : Political Science
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Political leadership has made a comeback. It was studied intensively not only by political scientists but also by political sociologists and psychologists, Sovietologists, political anthropologists, and by scholars in comparative and development studies from the 1940s to the 1970s. Thereafter, the field lost its way with the rise of structuralism, neo-institutionalism, and rational choice approaches to the study of politics, government, and governance. Recently, however, students of politics have returned to studying the role of individual leaders and the exercise of leadership to explain political outcomes. The list of topics is nigh endless: elections, conflict management, public policy, government popularity, development, governance networks, and regional integration. In the media age, leaders are presented and stage-managed—spun—as the solution to almost every social problem. Through the mass media and the Internet, citizens and professional observers follow the rise, impact, and fall of senior political officeholders at closer quarters than ever before. This Handbook encapsulates the resurgence by asking, where are we today? It orders the multidisciplinary field by identifying the distinct and distinctive contributions of the disciplines. It meets the urgent need to take stock. It brings together scholars from around the world, encouraging a comparative perspective, to provide a comprehensive coverage of all the major disciplines, methods, and regions. It showcases both the normative and empirical traditions in political leadership studies, and juxtaposes behavioural, institutional, and interpretive approaches. It covers formal, office-based as well as informal, emergent political leadership, and in both democratic and undemocratic polities.

Leadership Agility

Author : William B. Joiner
ISBN : 0787979139
Genre : Business & Economics
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Provides practical advice and guidance to show managers and leadership development professionals how they can bring greater agility to their everyday initiatives through five levels of leadership agility development.

Post Imperium

Author : Dmitri V. Trenin
ISBN : 9780870033452
Genre : Political Science
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The war in Georgia. Tensions with Ukraine and other nearby countries. Moscow's bid to consolidate its "zone of privileged interests" among the Commonwealth of Independent States. These volatile situations all raise questions about the nature of and prospects for Russia's relations with its neighbors. In this book, Carnegie scholar Dmitri Trenin argues that Moscow needs to drop the notion of creating an exclusive power center out of the post-Soviet space. Like other former European empires, Russia will need to reinvent itself as a global player and as part of a wider community. Trenin's vision of Russia is an open Euro-Pacific country that is savvy in its use of soft power and fully reconciled with its former borderlands and dependents. He acknowledges that this scenario may sound too optimistic but warns that the alternative is not a new version of the historic empire but instead is the ultimate marginalization of Russia.

Changing White Attitudes Toward Black Political Leadership

Author : Zoltan L. Hajnal
ISBN : 9781139462426
Genre : Political Science
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Despite the hopes of the civil rights movement, researchers have found that the election of African Americans to office has not greatly improved the well-being of the black community. By shifting the focus to the white community, this book shows that black representation can have a profound impact. Utilizing national public opinion surveys, data on voting patterns in large American cities, and in-depth studies of Los Angeles and Chicago, Zoltan Hajnal demonstrates that under most black mayors there is real, positive change in the white vote and in the racial attitudes of white residents. This change occurs because black incumbency provides concrete information that disproves the fears and expectations of many white residents. These findings not only highlight the importance of black representation; they also demonstrate the critical role that information can play in racial politics to the point where black representation can profoundly alter white views and white votes.

Asian Values Western Dreams

Author : Greg Sheridan
ISBN : 9781741764628
Genre : Social Science
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Asian Values, Western Dreams provides a provocative examination of the cultural relationship between Asia and the West. It asks a simple question: how do Asian societies maintain their cultural uniqueness in the face of Western cultural, economic and military power, in the face of globalisation? In the wake of the regional economic crisis, Sheridan examines lives and societies in stress and transition. He draws on hundreds of interviews across Asia and the United States, from Presidents and Prime Ministers to beggars and housewives, from civil servants and traders to politicians and prostitutes. He challenges popular interpretations from Western gurus such as Sam Huntington, Francis Fukuyama and former Hong Kong governor, Chris Patten. Instead Sheridan chases Asian Values down the houtungs (lane ways) of Beijing and across the kampungs of Malaysia, into the old colonial cities of India and out to the smallest village in the Philippines countryside. He draws on a wide range of scholarship and twenty years experience working in the region to offer an ambitious, region-wide interpretation of the Asian Values debate. A mixture of travel writing and cultural and political analysis, Asian Values, Western Dreams offers insights into relations between Asian nations, as well as between Asia and the West. Whether for the executive or student, the Western traveller or the Asian reader interested in learning about their neighbours, Asian Values, Western Dreams is an indispensable guide to the new Asia.

What Happened

Author : Hillary Rodham Clinton
ISBN : 9781501175572
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“An engaging, beautifully synthesized page-turner” (Slate). The #1 New York Times bestseller and Time Magazine #1 Nonfiction Book of the Year: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s most personal memoir yet, about the 2016 presidential election. In this “candid and blackly funny” (The New York Times) memoir, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. She takes us inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. “At her most emotionally raw” (People), Hillary describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward. She tells readers what it took to get back on her feet—the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. In this “feminist manifesto” (The New York Times), she speaks to the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics. Offering a “bracing... guide to our political arena” (The Washington Post), What Happened lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future. The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. What Happened is the story of that campaign, now with a new epilogue showing how Hillary grappled with many of her worst fears coming true in the Trump Era, while finding new hope in a surge of civic activism, women running for office, and young people marching in the streets.

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