Lead Your Life: Eight Respected Singaporeans Reflect On Leadership, Labour And Love
by Fernandez, Warren
About This Book
In Lead Your Life, eight prominent old boys of St Joseph's Institution - Cabinet Minister, University President, and CEOs - recount the times they were called on to exercise leadership and how they responded to that call in a series of frank exchanges with Straits Times editor Warren Fernandez.
In a series of conversations on the art of leadership held in 2010-2011 at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore - dubbed The Fullerton-SJI Leadership Lectures - distinguished alumni of St Joseph's Institution shared what they had learnt about leadership, and the leaders they had become, with a younger generation.
From government leaders to business chiefs, iconoclasts to intellectuals - they are all leaders in their own right. Their leadership moments ranged from a call to serve as a deputy prime minister, the SARS epidemic, or a financial scandal at the National Kidney Foundation. Whatever the case, they shared openly how they responded to the call of leadership. Their styles and presentations differed markedly; their insights were rich and diverse, drawing on their experiences in fields such as banking, government, the arts and non-government volunteer organisations. Ideas ranged from how to build organisations, provide visionary leadership, establish trust and credibility, stay humble and grounded, manage time and stress, while preparing to plug-and-play in an increasingly complex and connected world.
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