The Way of the Leader
- About the Author
As a leadership consultant, author BH Tan has spent the last few decades working alongside leaders around the world. Many flounder when faced with tough judgment calls. But there are those who learn and emerge wiser than before. What accounts for this difference?
We are witnessing the ascendancy of humble, inclusive, curious and adaptive leaders. Such leaders embrace the power of the paradox in the way they think, feel and behave. In today’s pressure-cooker environment of 24/7 work and meetings, they take guidance from the timeless wisdom of thinkers through the ages. As the Chinese sage Lao Zi said in the Dao De Jing:
A wise traveler adapts her plans according to the terrain.
A good dancer silences her thoughts and goes with the music.
An astute leader considers the data and trusts her instinct.
This new book brings together 25 insights and strategies for leaders preparing for the future. In his lively and conversational style, the author engages readers through an interesting combination of principles, anecdotes and real-life stories. Travel well. Travel far.
BH Tan is a leadership consultant, executive coach and author specialising in leadership development in culturally diverse environments. He is president of Lead Associates, based in Singapore. Over the last 20 years, he has worked with CEOs, VPs and middle managers in Asia, the United States and Europe to bring greater value to their organisations.
BH Tan holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a PhD in leadership studies. The author of The First-Time Manager in Asia, published by Marshall Cavendish and Leading with New Eyes, published by McGraw-Hill, he is a frequent contributor on leadership matters to training and development magazines and the business press.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 192
Year Published: 2021
Size: 135mm x 216mm