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Day 2 at the Singapore Human Capital Summit: Perspectives from an Asian CEO

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Just earlier today, Liew Mun Leong, president and CEO of Capitaland gave a presentation on the company’s view on building and managing talent from a perspective of an Asian CEO and leader.

Just a few takeaway points which I thought were interesting:

  • Capitaland only sends out employees who are “A++” overseas. This ensures that employees who receive overseas assignment stints know that they are not being sent on “an exile to Siberia”.
  • Capitaland has not one, but two schools that aims to train its employees. One of the schools – Capitaland Institute for Management and Business (CLIMB) – is located at Sentosa which trains on leadership and managerial skills. The other, Ascott Centre for Excellence (ACE) is located at Novena and trains its employees in its hospitality business.
  • Capitaland makes bold distinguishes between employees who are average performers and employees who are top performers.
  • Out of the 20 CEOs in Capitaland, 18 are trained from within, with only two that were recruited from outside. Three of them are women.
  • Capitaland’s succession planning is reviewed every six months.

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October 23, 2008 at 4:50 pm

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