Leading High-Performance Team

Leading High-Performance Team : Coaching in the Asian Culture

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Leadership entails more than just putting in place systems, processes and managing people by rules and policies. In the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world that we operate in, it is essential to have High-Performing Leaders. Leaders who have the right mindset and attitude to navigate challenges and capabilities to lead their teams to great heights.

Many leaders in the Asia market are also facing the challenge of managing a new generation of millennials, a culturally diversified workforce and an aging baby-boomer generation who are staying employed longer.

Leading High-Performance Team is a fable that takes place in a small and medium-sized business setting. It entails the technological and economic challenges that this traditional business owner is facing. Add to the fact that his millennial daughter who recently joined him is struggling to adapt culturally in helping the company stay relevant. Obviously, the mindset and leadership styles among the management team had to change first. They needed to adapt to the changing environment so as to overcome their adversity in work and in life. The characteristics of a high-performance team are gradually uncovered as the story unfolds to enable the reader to grasp the concept and importance.

Through their years of working in large corporations, building businesses, and as leadership coaches, mentors and trainers, Laurence and Eng Neo infuse their insights and practical leadership strategies in this engaging story. Whether you are a business owner, manager, team leader of organization large or small, Leading High-Performance Team provides powerful and practical strategies for overcoming challenges and managing under-performing employees; transforming ordinary organizations into High-Performance Teams.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 10mm | 227g
  • English
  • 9811179298
  • 9789811179297
  • 1,091,728

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"Succinctly narrative with gripping relevance. The story-telling style provides realistic in-situ workplace context that a reader can readily relate to - a clever and effective way of presenting ideas that may otherwise be esoteric to many. The book is a relatively quick read, but packs practical and timely insights for leaders to transform themselves towards adopting the coaching mindset that is necessary to build high performance teams. A worthwhile and essential book for leaders or aspiring leaders."

─ Lawrence Yong, CEO, MoolahSense Pte Ltd

"The story-telling format of this book makes for easy reading. The key take-aways and learning points are relevant whether you are leading a small team, a department or an organisation. And the leadership skills and mindset highlighted are essential for every leader. Employees deliver their best in a climate that is constructive, positive and empowering. In today's digital economy, social media plays a big role in defining success and virtual interactions have overtaken face-to-face interactions by leaps and bounds. Every physical interaction, face-to-face or on the phone has become precious and such opportunities should be best leveraged using coaching techniques.
Clearly, Laurence and Eng Neo have written this book based on their vast experience as leaders in their own organisations, against the backdrop of an Asian country. Cultural nuances played a big part of the coaching techniques through out the book. "

─ Chye N. Chong, Managing Director, IBM Malaysia

"A book relevant for today's SME Leaders, distinguished by its deep insight on the coaching principles and skills. This book clearly explains the difference between Asian Teaching, Mentoring and Coaching and how we can effectively coach people to bring out the best in them.
I really enjoyed reading every chapter and have benefited from reading this book especially the listening and powerful questioning skill in my role as a manager.
Good book to share with all leaders who aspire to improve their team members' performance."

─ Cynthia Nah, Finance Manager, Broadcast Professional Pte Ltd
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