Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Asia
While environments may differ greatly, the practices of exceptional leaders are universal.
“More than a timely reminder by Jim, Barry, and Steven that regardless of context and culture, leaders do make a difference.”
—Martin Tan, co-founder and executive director, Halogen Foundation Singapore
“Easy-to-read and enjoyable Asian leadership stories that resonate with the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®.”
—Peter Cheng and Lily Cheng, authors of Real Leaders and founders PACE O.D. Consulting Pte Ltd
“Make this book an essential reading experience for anyone planning to do business in the exciting Asia market.”
—Jim Thompson, chairman, Crown Worldwide Group
For more than 25 years, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner's landmark research on leadership has made their Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® the most trusted source on becoming a better leader. Based on their extensive research in the region, Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Asia casts Kouzes and Posner's enduring work in a global context, demonstrating that the process of leadership is universal and is relevant across cultures, environments, settings, and populations.
Leadership is not a solo act. It's not about position, personality, power, genetics, or family heritage. It's about how you behave and your relationships with others. In this book you will see how leaders from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam work with others to liberate the leader in everyone. Kouzes and Posner's time-tested The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® are critical to a leader's success. When leaders understand that leadership is a relationship and they engage in The Five Practices—Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart—they are better able to embark on their lifelong journey of success and significance. Jim and Barry, along with Steve DeKrey, offer fresh insight into the distinct differences in how people work and what people want from their work in this part of the world.
Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Asia is filled with illustrative examples from a wide-range of Asian leaders who clearly demonstrate the power of The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. This book is an indispensable resource for leaders (and aspiring leaders) at all levels.