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Leading With Agility

Important Skills of a Leader – 10 Leadership Skills for Effective Leaders

Why are leadership skills important to managers?

According to the World Economic Forum, leadership skills are some of the most in-demand soft skills in today’s complex workplaces. While there is no specific data as to how many leadership skills a leader needs in his career or a fixed leadership style leaders need to adopt to be truly effective, we do know for sure is that an effective leader is one who is willing and ready to take up the mantle of leadership.

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Agile Leaders Conversations

Agile Leaders Conversations Ep 7 – Mr Christian Kastner, Sales Director

Master Your Inner Journey to Reach Your Next Peak

In this episode of Agile Leaders Conversations, hear Mr Christian Kastner, a veteran sales leader, share his insights after reading ‘8 Paradoxes of Leadership Agility’, how he connected with the paradox ‘principled vs adaptable’ He shared many great leadership advice that will help leaders relook their focus and emphasis on life.

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Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership: 5 Leadership Skills to Level the Playing Field

The playing field for many women leaders is far from level. As businesses seek to rebuild and achieve more gender parity by encouraging more women to take up leadership positions, Chuen Chuen shares her insights after speaking with Ms Kiran Mann, Founder of M2M Business Solutions in an interview on ‘8 Paradoxes of Leadership Agility.’

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Agile Leaders Conversations

Agile Leaders Conversations Ep 15 – Ms Kiran Mann, M2M Business Solutions

Lead with crystal-clear vision & human-centred agile leadership

In episode 15 of Agile Leaders Conversations, hear Ms Kiran Mann, CEO of M2M Business Consulting and Forbes Council Member share her people-centric business approach to help several organizations create value. Located in Canada, Kiran’s futuristic approach and the ability to use unconventional tools and techniques that drive results enabled her to play a critical role in making them highly profitable and efficient. This episode is not to be missed.

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Agile Leadership

Build Back Better: How Leaders Can Build A Better, More Equal Future In An Agile Way

This article originally appeared as a Council Post on Forbes here.

It’s an understatement to say that these are unprecedented and unpredictable times. Global uncertainty, measured by the World Uncertainty Index, is still around 50% above the historical average of 1996-2010. With the forces of Covid-19, ongoing instability and “uncertainty spillovers” from key systemic economies affecting the global economy, the World Bank’s economists are predicting that the world economy will not surpass pre-pandemic output before 2022.

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Agile Leaders Conversations

Agile Leaders Conversations Ep 9 – Mr Andrew Shuttleworth, Head of Business Development, Agorize

Complement Agility in People with Agility in Systems

In episode 9 of Agile Leaders Conversations, hear Mr Andrew Shuttleworth, Head of Business Development of Agorize share his insights after reading ‘8 Paradoxes of Leadership Agility’ and advice from his wide experience in the IT field across countries. He also urges all leaders to step up early and grasp opportunities to step out of their comfort zone. This episode is not to be missed.

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Agile Leaders Conversations

Agile Leaders Conversations Ep 8 – Mr Ronnie Lee, General Manager, Lenovo Singapore

Find your True North and Chart With Path with Agility

In episode 8 of Agile Leaders Conversations, hear Mr Ronnie Lee, General Manager of Lenovo Singapore share his insights after reading ‘8 Paradoxes of Leadership Agility’ and lots of leadership gold for aspiring and veteran leaders. From agility in creating great customer experience to envisioning future workplaces, this episode is not to be missed.

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Agile Leaders Conversations

Agile Leaders Conversations – Insights From Leading Positive Change in the VUCA World

Join these conversations with agile leaders – executives, business leaders and experts from all sectors come together and share practical leadership insights around leading in today’s workplaces after reading ‘8 Paradoxes of Leadership Agility.’ They will be sharing some strategic advice on you can pivot and use the agile mindset to develop a leadership style that’s more future-proof, make sense of the complexities and lead with authenticity and ease. 

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Agile Leadership

Why Agile Leaders Need To Be Master Strategists And Three Ways To Get Started

This article originally appeared as a Council Post on Forbes here.

Albert Einstein is often credited with saying, “If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions.”

For leaders today, that five minutes packs in even more activities — communicate and create buy-in from key players, then assemble a capable team that will implement the actions decisively and effectively. In a bid to save time, some leaders jump straight to action without fully understanding the context, but a weak, flimsy, poorly constructed solution based on lopsided facts and warped logic almost never goes down well.

From technology disruption to climate change issues to the unwelcome COVID-19 crisis, leaders are now faced with a monumental task of transforming even more complex systems. And the clock is ticking.

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Agile Leadership

Why Soft Skills Are About ‘Being’ First And ‘Doing’ Second

This article originally appeared as a Council Post on Forbes here.

Kurt Vonnegut once said, “I am a human being, not a human doing.”

Leaders have already realized the importance of developing soft skills in their next-in-line leaders to increase the business’s bottom line. According to a McKinsey survey, large-scale reskilling is a concern and priority for 82% of C-suite executives worldwide. Organizations in advanced economies are expected to reskill tens of millions of mid-career, middle-age workers within the next 5-10 years with a shift to focus on more social and emotional skills along with advanced cognitive skills.

However, more than once, I have heard senior leaders lament that they have not seen a return on their investment in developing employees. So what’s wrong?