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Leadership secrets of Lee Kuan Yew

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Leadership secrets of Lee Kuan Yew

  1. 1. Remembering Lee kuan Yew 1923 - 2015
  2. 2. Leadership Secrets of Lee Kuan Yew 李光耀的 力 示领导 启 c.j. Ng
  3. 3. 3 What do You Know About Lee Kuan Yew? 李光耀有 方面的理解?你对 哪
  4. 4. 4 Background 背景 • Founding Prime Minister of Singapore, from 1959 – 1990 • Guided Singapore from 3rd World to 1st World in 1 generation • Propelled Singapore to become a key international player, despite its small size
  5. 5. 5 Purpose 目的 • NOT to discuss or debate on his policies • What can we learn from him as a Leader • Policies mentioned will be used as illustration purposes ONLY
  6. 6. 6 Key Takeaways 主要重点 • The Top 5 Leadership Qualities of Lee Kuan Yew • Pitfalls and Drawbacks of these 5 Qualities • How to Get the Balance Right as a Leader
  7. 7. 7 Top 5 Leadership Qualities of Lee Kuan Yew 李光耀的 5 大领导力特点 1. Being totally resolved and focused to achieve hard goals 2. Having the acumen and clarity of insight to make the right decisions 3. Working with a team of highly competent members 4. Setting extremely high standards for himself and others
  8. 8. 8 • Facing adversity and overcoming obstacles • Being resourceful Being Totally Resolved and Focused to Achieve Hard Goals 完全 注于完成 目专 艰难 标
  9. 9. 9 Having the acumen and clarity of insight to make the right decisions 做决策有独到 解和敏 度对 见 锐 • Able to gain insights while others could not • Not clouded by popular opinions • Not clouded by egos or prior success
  10. 10. 10 Using the Seven Dimensional Thinking in Problem Solving 用 7 度思 解决维 维 问题 1. Establish a common objective or goal 立共同目设 标 2. Present the facts 呈 事现 实 3. Look for the positives 找 点、益寻 优 处 4. Address mutual concerns 致力于共同 心的关 问题 5. Seek innovative, win-win solutions 找出 新的、双 的解决方法创 赢 6. Empathise each other’s feelings 理解彼此的感受 7. Mapping the next steps 下一步筹划
  11. 11. 11 Working with a team of highly competent members 与一群 任力超 的 共事胜 强 团队 • “No one is perfect, but a team can be” – M. Belbin • Team members with different specialised areas • Team members with different team roles • Team members who trust each other
  12. 12. What Makes an Effective Team ? 怎 才算是高效 ?样 团队 了解彼此队员 的 与弱点优势 成 具团队 员 有的备应 团 角色队 能 避短的够让团队扬长 队员 系关
  13. 13. 个体在群体内的行为、贡 献与人 互际 动的 向性倾 。 A tendency to behave, contribute and interrelate with others in a particular way. Team Role Definition 尔 角色的定贝 宾对团队 义 ” “
  14. 14. 14 Direct and straight-to-the-point communication 直率 通,不拐弯抹角沟 • A “yes” is a yes, a “no” is a no. • Will not care about “face” • Accepts a good challenge if you are well-prepared
  15. 15. 15 Setting extremely high standards for himself and others 自己与他人都 定了高的 准为 设 标 • Pushing everyone to deliver high standards • No excuses • Lead by example
  16. 16. 16 Pitfalls and Drawbacks of these 5 Qualities 5 大 力特征的潜在领导 风险 • Over self-confidence • Over-reaction • Over-dominant
  17. 17. Over self-confidence 度自信过 • “Because I have been right, therefore I will always be right” • “Because I have been right, if you have a different opinion, then you are wrong”
  18. 18. 18 Over-Reaction 度反过 应 • Taking extreme action just to make sure immediate effectiveness and efficiency • May result in unnecessary dissent, or alienation
  19. 19. 19 Over-Dominant 度强过 势 • Will be bruised and severely criticised if you make suggestions without thorough preparation • Will cultivate a team of do-as-told doers, and too few thinkers • May cause disengagement if ideas are shot down too prematurely
  20. 20. How to Get the Balance Right as a Leader? 如何 到合适的平衡?让领导达
  21. 21. 21 How to Get the Balance Right as a Leader? 如何 到合适的平衡?让领导达 • Self-awareness of your strengths and potential pitfalls • Listen more • Hire a Professional Coach to be your “mirror”
  22. 22. “I ignore polling as a method of government. I think that shows a certain weakness of mind - an inability to chart a course whichever way the wind blows, whichever way the media encourages the people to go, you follow. If you can't force or are unwilling to force your people to follow you, with or without threats, you are not a leader.” —— LKY
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