If you are looking for a partner who not only understands Asia’s powerful influence on the global economy but plays a principal role in active research and innovation here, CCL APAC is the one place to come.

In an environment where leadership skills can make or break a business, we provide a regional perspective that ensures you develop the right skill sets to secure a foothold in Asia-Pacific’s burgeoning market. That’s why the Financial Times, based solely on client feedback, clients has rated CCL among the world’s leading providers of executive education for 13 consecutive years. Of the more than 75 institutions ranked by the Financial Times, CCL remains the only one that specializes in leadership education and research.

Organizations’ best intentions for developing top leaders may actually be hindering the leadership development process

Asia continues on a trajectory of explosive growth, and offers businesses exciting opportunities. Asia economies are expected to remain a critical driver for global GDP growth. Yet identifying and grooming the leaders for the organization remains a challenge for many, especially in these times of global complexity and change. How do you lead now and in the future? What do you need to do to navigate volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity facing you, your team and your organization?

Organizations’ best intentions for developing top leaders may actually be hindering the leadership development process.

Without question, the most critical challenge for many organizations is having the right talent who can overcome challenges and seize opportunities in Asia. They can be so caught up with looking for individuals that are not only equipped with the skills, knowledge, abilities, and experiences to operate in a fast-evolving Asia that they often forget talent that needs to be groomed for top leadership roles. In addition, developing the capability to develop the next generation of senior leaders is often an overlooked competency for sitting senior executives.

In a 2012 study commissioned by the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) revealed that accelerating leadership development for senior leadership roles in Asia requires an appreciation for balancing and reconciling seemingly paradoxical practices. For continued success, businesses in the Asia Pacific region to successfully continue their progress need to understand the Five Paradoxes of Leadership Development in Asia, but have the foresight to determine if their best intentions for developing top leaders may actually be hindering the leadership development process.

Leadership Paradoxes differ vastly from region to region and understanding Asian Leadership paradoxes are absolutely impeditive to the organization’s success here. It is the very appreciation of how these paradoxes that extends deeply into organizational life and how it affects leadership that is lacking. Success is hinged on the organization’s ability to determine the effects of the paradoxes, and still be able to fast-track development of talents, in order to fill critical senior level roles.

CCL’s considerable research about leadership and about APAC, not only gives us the essential knowledge into the region. More importantly, it ensures that our programs will expand an organization’s capacity for strategic leadership, talent development and innovation.

We have developed a wealth of research and programs that address the needs of individual leaders, teams of top performers, and critical organizational needs necessary to flourish in the hyper complex and ever-evolving Asia Economy. Leadership development is the keystone to your success in Asia. Accelerate your organizational success by accelerating your leadership development.

  • From the program, I have learnt much about myself and how to relate and work together with others. The MBTI and the FIRO-B helped me to have a better understanding of my strength and weakness; and the '360 By Design' multi-rater feedback has given me insight to my relationship with others. All in all, what I've learnt from this program prepared me for better working relationship with others and for archiving goals and success by leveraging my strength.

    Samuel Poon Head of Store Systems (Asia) Group I.T. A.S. Watson & Co (Hong Kong)
2017 Financial Times Top 5 Ranking

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