Empowering Asian Mindsets through Coaching
Empowering Asian Mindsets through Coaching; Discover the secrets of empowerment using the nine coaching mindsets is a handbook for managers to unleash creativity, drive innovation and develop high performance team. In his first book, Wai K shared the challenges faced by many leaders and coaches on the need for mindset shift to be effective coaches.
The life-cycle of a butterfly continues to amaze him; from an egg to a wriggly caterpillar, then a dormant chrysalis (pupa) before transforming into a beautiful butterfly. Each stage of transformation is a totally different form, unrecognizable from the previous one. Wai K relate this to our mindset. Many of us lived in the pupa stage for a long time, enclosed and contained in our own world. When transformation of the mind happens, we become a totally new person – discovering new potentials with our fresh perspective and experiencing rewarding relationships.
Wai K covers on the Asian cultural values and the need to continue to preserve these unique Asian cultural values of being respectful to our elders, preserving harmony and collectivism and yet not compromising in our leadership effectiveness. Giving honest feedback, speaking our minds and challenging status-quo can co-exist with all our Asian values. He emphasizes the need to learn a new way of conversation with a new mindset.
About the Author(s):
Wai K Leong, MCC
Wai K, MCC, is a corporate coach who has trained and coached more than 10,000 corporate leaders in organizations to enhance their leadership capabilities. He has more than 25 years of experience as a trainer, coach and CEO in the corporate sector. He is among the first in the Asian region to receive the Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential from International Coach Federation, USA.
Wai K also authored a second book “Powerful Performance Coaching Tips“.
“Command and control management no longer works. The manager-coach is emerging in the West. Asian managers are well positioned to fast track their careers by incorporating key Western learning, while simultaneously honoring Asian cultural values. Don’t reinvent the wheel, read WK’s informative, honest, accessible and practical handbook. It will excite and inspire you, especially when it comes to giving and receiving feedback. Empowering Asian Mindsets through Coaching affirms that a ‘coaching approach’ is universal and I thoroughly recommend it to you.”
─ Belinda Merry (MCC), Australia, President International Coach Federation Australasia (ICFA)
“Coaching is increasingly viewed and accepted as a leadership process, enabling leaders and managers to achieve superior results at the workplace and at home. Concurrently coaching is an emerging profession, especially in the Asia Pacific Region. Not withstanding the above positive trend, there unfortunately is a dearth of Coaching books authored by Malaysian coaches for Malaysian and other Asian clients. Fortunately WK Leong’s book “Empowering Asian Mindsets Through Coaching” is filling the void. The book is handy and practical in nature; it encapsulates coaching principles , concepts, models, complemented by real life case studies, good humored illustrations, anecdotes and stories. WK Leong is an experienced and versatile coach; he is one of a small number of coaches in Malaysia with a PCC ( Professional Certified Coach ) professional designation awarded by the International Coach Federation. For those who aspire to scale new heights in their professional and personal pursuits. I commend this book to you.”
─ Foo See Luan (PCC), Singapore, President of the Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches (APAC)
“This book ‘Empowering Asian Mindsets Through Coaching’ highlights the power of coaching and how its application can bring about great change in business. The relationship between coaching and the huge economic growth and change in Asia is most timely and apt. Leong captures the power of coaching though his eight coaching mindsets. Each mindset supports the process of change and demonstrates how the old, dictatorial practices are no longer aligned with change and growth. Instead he provides new insight and tools to support the manager of the future. Well done Leong!”
─ Bronwyn Bowery, Ireland MCC, CEO, International Coach Academy, Australia, Chair on the Board of Advisors for Worldwide Association of Business Coaches(WABC)
“Those who write books have this ability to crystallize their experiences as well as experiences of others and draw from them general points that make the reader think differently, look at things from a different angle. In a nutshell they make the reader “click”. For that reason I would like to thank Wai K Leong for this great book and his professional approach throughout the chapters. Coaching styles should be adapted to cultures, races, mindsets, etc. The broad principles are the same but the execution paths might differ. Walking on a trail knowing your environment helps you reach your destination faster and you will be less exhausted at the end! Dealing with people is a passion, if you do not have it, you better work alone! If you have that passion, read this book, it will help you make use of your passion effectively. I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I did.”
─ Dr. Magdi BATATO, Executive Director, Nestle Malaysia Berhad
“Wai K has captured explicitly the challenges one faces in empowering Asian managers and leaders. An understanding of Asian mindsets, culture and context, myths and realities is essential for an individual to begin to change their own and other mindsets. This book provides a backdrop and real advice on coaching for empowerment in Asia”
─ Lynn Roslan, Vice President Human Resources, GlaxoSmithKline, Asia Pacific
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