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Issue 164, 31 Oct 2017

Dear Members and Friends

Our   Distinguished   Speaker   event   last   week  was  a  tour de  force by  Mr Devadas Krishnadas, CEO Future Moves Group. Among the things we learned from him is the importance of responding to the recent series of world-changing events that few saw coming. What this calls for is fearless leadership and action. A new Chamber collaborator – but not new to several of you – is Cranfield School of Management. Read on to find out why and how you need to change your leadership mindset.

Have a great week ahead.

Warmest regards

Victor Mills
Chief Executive


Cranfield  believes  that the structural  changes we have  seen  this year are  forcing leaders to  rethink  and  reinvent how an  organisation  achieves  its  purpose.

Responding  to new  challenges and  opportunities  requires leadership  which is marked by powerful, cross-functional collaboration  in which  people, at  all levels,  genuinely assume personal  responsibility for  a positive collective output.

Rather than changing the leaders, we argue that organisations should invest in doing their leadership differently.

A mindset shift from leader-driven change to leadership-enabled change lies at the core of our approach. This means naming and addressing the intractable, messy problems and starting with them...and not with the leaders.

It’s an approach that has been informed and honed by interviewing senior executives from a broad range of organisations actively involved in dealing with complex and uncertain problems.

Fearless Leadership is at the heart of this approach. Designed for leaders who want to lead on transformation from the inside out, it works with emotional transparency in balance with courageous action and anchoring personal values to organisational goals. Working with real time leadership issues as core content, delegates are expected to  show up authentically  and to  challenge  and  radically  support  one another  in an  open  and conscientious way.

Fearless Leadership is not for the faint hearted.



5 Key Skills Needed in the Digital Economy, 9 November 2017
Dr Jaclyn Lee, Senior Director of Human Resources & Head of HR Technology and Analytics, Singapore University of Technology and Design, will share the skills we need to embrace the future and stay usefully employed.  Read more

Future Ready Now, 14 November 2017
Jack Sim and Liu Yan, the visionary co-founders of the School of Gumption will conduct a lunch-time workshop on how life-long learning powered by the values of the 6Cs can help individuals, teams and organisations thrive in the future workplace.  Read more

Protecting Your Brand and Intellectual Property (IP), 17 November 2017
This half-day roundtable brings together a team of IP experts who will examine the implications of standardised packaging for various industries.  Read more

Building An Enlivening Culture for Breakthrough Performance,
17 November 2017

In this highly experiential and interactive session, participants will understand the business case for an enlivening, positive, mindful culture and participate in practical exercises you can take away and practise in your organisations.  Read more

Women in Leadership Series: Sue Kyung Lee, 22 November 2017
A Diversity  Leader for  P&G in  Asia Pacific and a  champion for  female  empowerment at the workplace,  Sue Kyung will share insights from  P&G’s #WeSeeEqual programme to support gender equality.  She will also take us  on a personal  journey of staying true to yourself when making choices.   
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ATA Carnet Seminar: The Passport for Goods, 23 November 2017
Understand how the ATA Carnet works, and how your business can benefit from using it. This half-day seminar will equip participants with all they need to know to apply for and use the ATA Carnet.  Read more

The Rise of Digital Global Business Services, 24 November 2017
Join us for a panel session at Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore, as we discuss the latest trends in global business services, shared services and outsourcing technologies. Read more

Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr Vivian Balakrishnan,
27 November 2017

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs, will share his thoughts on ASEAN as it marks its golden jubilee this year. This closed-door dialogue is exclusive to members. Chatham house rules apply.  
Read more

C-Suite Networking Night: Non-transferable Invitations,
29 November 2017
The Chamber's last networking reception for the year takes place at Skysuites @ Equinox, Level 69 of Swissotel The Stamford.  Read more

Enabling Strategy Execution, 1 December 2017

Following a fruitful first session in October, we will dive deeper into the topic of strategy execution at this panel discussion. Hear from leaders of top global companies like Oracle and Schneider Electric who implement strategy every day.  Read more

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