Editor's note

Welcome to HQ Asia’s online platform!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 06:16 PM

HQ Asia has a collectivist approach to developing best-in-class knowledge on talent and leadership in the region. The online platform aims to serve as a fabric to create and crowdsource the latest leadership/talent thinking from the ecosystem of practitioners, academics, consultants and other partners.

The first quarter of 2015 has been very successful towards fulfilling this objective! We launched HCLI’s first book – Human Capital Insights; completed a comprehensive research piece on ASEAN leadership – Developing Leaders for Success in ASEAN; and introduced a white paper on the latest thinking on increasing leaders’ impact – Creating Enterprise Leaders in Asia.

Human Capital Insights is a collection of 24 compelling stories of HR’s success in Asia. These stories highlight best practices on employee engagement, talent management, learning and development, HR business partnership, and technology. They highlight the nuances that made these practices successful in Asia, and pains organizations had to endure during implementation. The book should hopefully serve as a guiding light for the HR practitioners in the region as they strive to take human capital capability in their organizations to the next level. We invite you to request a complimentary copy of the book.

Developing Leaders for Success in ASEAN is collection of learnings gathered from over 70 leaders across six countries in the region (Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, and Vietnam) on interventions that helped them the most in their successful leadership journey. Key findings included simple yet powerful approaches in managing careers, building networks, and orchestrating developmental experiences. Feel free to evaluate the research.

The third research, Creating Enterprise Leaders in Asia, aims to understand why some leaders are more effective than others and what companies need to do to foster an environment in which effective leadership can blossom. The white paper introduces the concept of “enterprise leadership,” which highlights a leadership environment wherein leaders not only meet their own individual objectives, but also contribute to and leverage the performance of other teams, and lead others to do the same. Feel free to access this fascinating research.

In a way, the last few months have set us up very well for more and deeper research on leadership and talent in 2015. Upcoming research include a piece on HR leadership succession, HR competencies, future of talent in Singapore, and a point-of-view on leadership attributes across key countries in the region.

I sincerely hope you join us on this collective mission to advance the state of business leadership and strategic HR in Asia. Your role as a reader, supporter, contributor and/or critic will help us stretch our thinking as we try and make small strides in accomplishing our mission to improve business and HR leadership in the region.

Happy reading!