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7 Questions on Leadership with Eric Lim

Name: Eric Lim

Title: Head of OD

Organisation: SBS Transit

Established HR, OD consultant

Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!

I hope Eric's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!


Jonno White

1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?

The transitions, like from small teams to big teams or from one team to multiple teams

2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?

Natural progression

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

Clear admin, clear urgent work, clear important work. Set up plans.

4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?

Don’t argue with illogical people.

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?

8 paradox of leadership

6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?

Don’t stick extremes, always adopt an in between or flexible method of working.

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?

One of my mentors gave me an advice which sticks to me for life. Learn to be efficient when young.

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