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Issue 173, 2 Jan 2018

Dear Members and Friends

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a good break over the holidays and spent time with your loved ones. I certainly did.

It’s great to start the year with a piece from one of our collaborators: Ms. Ivy Tse, CEO of Halogen Foundation Singapore. Founded in 2003, Halogen Foundation Singapore is a value–based, not-for-profit Institution of Public Character (IPC) dedicated to youth leadership and entrepreneurship development. Both necessary as well as worthy goals. Read on….

Very best regards
Victor Mills
Chief Executive

Message from Ivy Tse, CEO Halogen Foundation Singapore

“I want to work for a company that appreciates my worth.” This is one such narrative that reinforces the notion that our young people have an entitlement or “me” mindset. While this could be a real attitude issue to be addressed, it may also be a problem of a mismatch of communications.

In our GenZ studies published earlier this year, we discovered a perception gap between what GenZs think are important for success (values such as integrity and passion) versus what they think employers seek (academic knowledge). Such perception differences are perpetuated through conversations that take place (or often don’t) in the workplace, creating a larger discord across the generations.

In more probing conversations with young people, I realise the comments they make are often not from a posture of entitlement but stem from an innate desire to be of significance and worth. GenZs want to be purposeful and valued in their work and often need guidance to prioritise what they need to deliver before seeking the validation they deserve. Better communication by managers and leaders often results in behavioural change by GenZ’s and they are able to develop more grounded ways of articulating their desires.

Facilitated conversations such as these can deepen our understanding of one another and allow us to appreciate our similarities rather than our differences. I invite you to join us in an endeavour to appreciate our young people starting with your workplace today. Halogen Foundation Singapore


Distinguished Speaker Series: Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon,
10 January 2018

The Honourable Sundaresh Menon, Chief Justice of Singapore, will deliver a keynote address on the critical role which the rule of law plays in the growth and development of business interests in Singapore. This closed-door dialogue is exclusive to members. Chatham house rules apply. Read more

Collaboration: The way to expand your business without getting on a plane, 16 January 2018
This interactive session facilitated by your fellow member, bizzi, will show you how you can use collaboration to expand your business globally.
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ATA Carnet Seminar: The Passport for Goods, 25 January 2018

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 Enterprise Immune System: Using Artificial Intelligence To Detect Cyber Attacks, 7 February 2018
During this lunch-time talk, Mr Max Heinemeyer, Director of Threat Hunting, Darktrace will demonstrate how artificial intelligence is being applied to detect and respond to cyber threats in companies of all sizes and sectors. Read more

C-suite Networking Night: Non-transferable Invitations,
8 February 2018
Join us for an evening of wines, cold cuts, cheese and canapes as you mingle and enhance your business networks. This event is hosted by fellow member Ashurst ADTLaw and is exclusive to C-suite members. Read more

2018 SICC Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner, 9 May 2018
Expect a gathering of a high-profile audience comprising business leaders, innovators and thought leaders at the awards ceremony & gala dinner to be held at Marina Bay Sands.  Guest of honour Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) and Second Minister for Defence will grace the event. Read more

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