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Changing environment needs new breed of business leaders

Tougher regulatory requirements, fast changing technology and volatile investment markets worldwide demand new types of leadership in companies, which pose challenges and opportunities for global headhunters.

Saturday, 15 March, 2014, 5:07am

Leadership matters in the fight for democracy

Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting of Occupy Central likes to cite Martin Luther King. So it's worth remembering that for King to have succeeded, he needed Lyndon Johnson. This is the second half of the history lesson that is often forgotten. Mandela had De Klerk. Now, perhaps, Aung San Suu Kyi has Thein Sein.

31 May 2013 - 5:34am 18 comments

We can delete it for you wholesale

While the anti-corruption crackdown on the mainland is causing a degree of pain for those in the restaurant and luxury goods business, it has been good news for another kind of business.

31 May 2013 - 4:41am

Heilongjiang governor Lu Hao heads 'next generation' of leadership

The overseas edition of People's Daily ran a prominent profile of rising political star Lu Hao yesterday, with analysts saying it was part of a propaganda campaign ahead of his elevation to the next generation of party leadership.

21 May 2013 - 4:06am

The dazzling comeback of China's sent-down youth of yesterday

When I interviewed Chinese intellectuals 10 years ago, many believed that the zhiqing generation - the fanatical young people sent to the countryside to learn from peasants during the Cultural Revolution - would be left out of the leadership succession.

11 May 2013 - 2:41am 1 comment

Australian PM says failed coup ‘appalling’

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Monday accused her Labor party of self-indulgence after a farcical leadership coup against her, saying she was “appalled” by the events in an election year.

25 Mar 2013 - 2:40pm

Xi Jinping shares his views on being a leader

President Xi Jinping shared his ruling philosophy with foreign and domestic journalists this week ahead of his first overseas trip as head of state, citing respect for different perspectives, mental alertness and attention to detail as the top qualities that the leader of a big country should possess.

22 Mar 2013 - 4:07am

Critics underestimate China's strengths

China, the world's largest developing economy with a gross domestic product second only to the US, factory to the world as well as its growth engine, is now at a crossroads. Its economic pace has slowed in recent months and it seems the country no longer has any tricks up its sleeve to regain its previous, unprecedented speed.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:14am 2 comments

US must learn how to lead

Any discussion of US foreign policy begins with an understanding and appreciation of American "power" and influence in an evolving and uncertain world. The conversation often starts with the assertion that the US is the "indispensable nation", as President Barack Obama insisted in the candidates' foreign policy debate.

5 Nov 2012 - 2:32am

A good leader needs to 'rock the boat', says Carrie Lam

 A good leader needs to “rock the boat” sometimes, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor told a women’s leadership conference on Friday morning.

2 Nov 2012 - 7:14pm