In the course of our business, we rub shoulders with high level executives who demonstrate great leadership. Like other smart people, we learn from them whenever we can!
We caught up with Guadalupe Duran in Singapore recently. She took the time to share some of her thoughts, tips and ideas on delegation, successful team dynamics and what’s really important in life.
Here’s what we learned:
Since co-founding ComScore in 1999, Linda Abraham has made it her goal to create a high-performing team of people she respects – not necessarily people she likes. “They’re almost like allergy shots for your organization,” she tells Amy Gallo in How to Manage Someone You Don’t Like, published in the Harvard Business Review (HBR). Being likeable is not a prerequisite to join Abraham’s team – she purposefully hires people she doesn’t like and focuses on what the individual says, instead of how they say it. And, under her guidance, ComScore has grown into a global leader of digital measurements and analytics.
Singapore celebrates its 50th birthday this year in style this year. It's come a long way in a short time. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong gave a lecture as part of a Leadership in Asia series hosted by Singapore Management University. Throughout his lecture and during the bold Q&A session that followed, Prime Minister Lee exemplified some key leadership qualities. Clearly, this is a country leader held in good regard by his countrymen.