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  • SubGenre:Leadership
  • Language:English
  • Pages:228
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543975307

Stories from the Top

The 8 Core Leadership Challenges and How the Best Executives Overcame Them

by Lance Tanaka

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Focus on stories (42) from the top global executives, their challenges and how they leverage global best practices.

The Eight Challenges of the Global Executive 1. Find your purpose and become an authentic leader. Move from success to significance by being more of who you were designed to be. 2. Get a life and take control of your career. Focus on the most important things. 3. Develop influence rather than authority. Motivate people to want to follow you. 4. Prove that you can teach an old dog new tricks. Break your old, unproductive habits and create new ones at any age. 5. Attract, develop, and retain your best people. 6. Forge a change in mindsets throughout an organization. 7. Cultivate your executive presence. Get the message right so you can connect with and engage your audience. 8. Engage the broader culture. Become an effective global leader.
About the author

Lance, a Japanese-American was born, raised and educated in the US, but has spent much of his professional life living and working in Fortune Global 500 companies throughout Asia.

Executive coach He is currently the founder and Managing Director of Asia Executive Resource Ltd (AER), a consulting company that provides executive coaching for the "best of the best", working with the leading multinational and local companies in their respective industries throughout Asia-Pacific.

Since AER's inception in 2001, Lance has accumulated over 17,000 coaching hours of executives from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, US and Europe.

He has coached • over 800 CEO, Partner, Managing Director, General Manager level executives from the top global firms • over 500 from the top professional services and financial services firms • "best of the best" global clients o top 10 investment banks big 4 accounting firms o big 3 consulting firms top 10 hi-tech companies o top 10 automobile companies top pharmaceutical/bio-tech cos.

Business executive From 1997 to 2001, as Vice President of International for Nike-Cole Haan working out of Hong Kong, Lance restructured and set up new operations in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Korea, Italy, UK, Iberia, Greece and France.

Lance held a number of senior positions in Pepsi-Cola International over a 15 year period • Managing Director of Pepsi-Cola and Salim Group Joint Venture in Indonesia • Vice-President of South Asia Pepsi-Cola out of Singapore • President of Pepsi-Cola and President Enterprises Joint Venture in Taiwan • Sales Director Tokyo Bottling Company in Japan

Lance's heritage and professional experience has made him uniquely qualified to provide executive coaching.