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7 Questions with Kim Heng teo

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7 Questions with Kim Heng teo

Name: Kim Heng teo

Current title: Chief executive

Current organization: Spirits and penance

Seasoned corporate leader and accomplished marketer, business developer and sales professional

7 Questions with Kim Heng teo


1. What have you found most challenging as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise?

Talent and teamwork

2. How did you become a CEO or executive of a large enterprise? Can you please briefly tell the story?

Excelled, shared visions and plans, led by example, "going the extra mile" and a 'can do' spirit and attitude

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

A good breakfast; catch up on key global, regional and local news and happenings; check and read incoming mails and prioritize actions; catch up with team, partners and associates; spend some time reading or watching something not related to business or work; talk to family and spend quiet time reading the 'word'

4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

Everyone is different and they do evolve and change over time and matters so one needs to flexibly empathetic as well as proactive

5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

Jack Welsh's "WINNING"
"How to Get Promoted, How to Think about Strategy, How to Write a Budget that Works, How to Work for a Jerk, How Find Work-Life Balance and How Start Something New" helped me deal with various opportunities and challenges in my career effectively and successfully

6. How do you build leadership capacity in a large enterprise?

Sharing vision
Walking the talk
Win hearts and minds
Acknowledge, recognize and reward

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise so far?

Whenever your team believes and buys into your vision and plans, success is practically assured and even if it doesn't work out, they appreciate the trust shared and will continue to work hard, if not, harder on the next objective, project or challenge.

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