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  4th Quarter 2017 Newsletter  
     
What Does It Take to Lead in a Fractured World?
 
At the 2017 Singapore Human Capital Summit (SHCS) in September we explored what it takes to lead in a fractured world. SHCS was established in 2008 and is co-organised by the Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI), a subsidiary of Temasek Management Services (TMS) and the Ministry of Manpower. Attendees of this year's Summit heard from 41 speakers from nine countries, representing leaders from Business, HR, Government and Academia. Speakers included bestselling author Daniel Pink; Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Manpower and Home Affairs; C-suite leaders from Medtronic, Shell, MasterCard, Citi, SingTel, AirAsia, and Olam; professors from IESE, Victoria Business School, and University of Bath; and HR consulting partners from ADP, Kelly OCG, and CIPD.

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Creating a Purpose Driven Organisation
 
Boards today face a range of complex challenges, as stakeholders demand greater transparency and accountability across decisions that affect the success and sustainability of enterprises. One of the paradoxes of business is that many profitable businesses in the world are not those which are the most profit-focused. Substantial research has consistently shown that purpose-driven organisations generate far more returns compared to profit-driven organisations. Where an organisation's leader and its people get the purpose right, profits inevitably follow.

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Building Strategic Perspectives
 
Strategic leadership doesn't come easily in most organisations. According to a recent Forbes study, statistics show that fewer than 10% of leaders possess strategic skills, a distressingly inadequate number considering the demands on companies today. Strategic thinking is needed not only in times of growth and success; in fact, during hard times when budgets are tight, it is even more important to ensure that resources are focused on the right priorities.

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