Empowering Leadership in a Korean Company: Insights from JH Kah

JH Kah is President of SK Planet International, a South Korea-based company focusing on consumer web services and e-commerce. He spoke to HQ Asia about his unique approach to leading a Korean company that is going global.

Obedience. Authority. Loyalty. Hierarchy. These are some of the terms that are often used to describe the management style of traditional Korean leaders. However, some young Korean leaders are finding creative ways to empower workers from the lower ranks to create a more dynamic, innovative company atmosphere, while still respecting South Korean traditions and culture.

JH Kah is one such unorthodox leader who seems to break the command- and-control mould. In what is perhaps an unlikely opinion for the head of a multinational company, Kah tells us that he never actually wanted to be...

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