The Future of Talent & Leadership

11 Nov 2020
TechBurst Asia Podcast · 019 The Future of Talent & Leadership

The challenges created by the global pandemic mean the role of talent acquisition and leadership strategy have never been more important. Companies must transform their approach not only to navigate the current crisis, but also to prepare for the future. 

In this episode, we are joined by a global leader in this space – Elaine Yew – Senior Partner & Global Co-Head of Leadership Development for Egon Zehnder – the world’s largest privately held executive search and leadership development firm.

Show Notes:

00:50 Elaine’s journey from a drama student to Senior Partner at Egon Zehnder

06:52 “A Day in the Life” of Elaine

10:00 How has the executive search and leadership development industries have evolved over the years

14:30 Can AI replace humans in the executive search process? 

19:00 How companies are adapting their Leadership strategies during the global pandemic

22:45 How Egon Zehnder has evolved it’s business to adapt to the crisis

27:00 What will it take to see more women in leadership across Asia

33:38 Elaine’s involvement in the “end to end lifecycle” of the workforce – from high school students to the C-suite 

  • What skills we all need to survive in today’s world
  • The importance of “range”

42:20 The value of coaching 

47:15 The positive things that come out of negative events like the pandemic