DiscoverLeaders of Learning
Leaders of Learning

Leaders of Learning

Author: Ling Ling

Subscribed: 15,215Played: 71,211
Share

Description

The Leaders of Learning is Southeast Asia's top podcast about learning in the 21st century.

Through interviews with leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, and many more, Ling Ling explores the technology, methodologies and insights of learning for personal and organisational development.

Check out our podcast website at www.leadersoflearning.asia
44 Episodes
Reverse
The banking and finance industry is a very complicated and intricate space. In rural parts of India, where resources are limited and are located far away from bustling cities-- it’s challenging for women to save and get financial support with their hard earned money. Many of these women want a safe place to put their money. This is for emergencies but mostly to build a better future for themselves and their families.  These women rose up to the challenges of India’s caste system by paving the way and fighting for their rights. After years of challenges… The Mann Deshi Bank was founded. The Mann Deshi Bank provides women with the business and financial knowledge, skills and support necessary to give them more control of their lives. What were the challenges these women from rural India have gone through to attain financial literacy? How did they prevail over the challenges of discrimination?  We have the privilege to speak to Chetna Sinha is the founder of the Mann Deshi Bank - India’s largest rural bank - that helps rural women achieve their dreams. Check out our podcast on:  Apple Podcasts:  CastBox:  Google Play Music:  iHeartRadio:  Overcast:  Spotify:  Stitcher:    Highlights from the podcast episode can be found here:     *If you enjoy this episode, please like, share or comment on this post. We’d love to hear from you on the topics you’d like us to cover or persons you’d like us to interview.
Through the years, we are seeing more women in non-traditional industries rising up to become top management. Today, many are starting their own businesses. The success in recent years is not necessarily due to gender parity. We just need to give equal opportunities for all genders. One such example is Sara Cheng, CEO of Fuji Xerox Singapore. Being a CEO of a multinational tech company is a big responsibility and a tough job. But being an Asian woman CEO dominating the tech industry, is solid proof that gender and cultural background does not hinder her path to becoming a successful leader.  What do women need to prepare in order to survive the business and tech industries? Are women more confident now than the last decades? Speaking to us is Sara Cheng is the Chief Executive Officer of Fuji Xerox Singapore.  Check out our podcast on:  Apple Podcasts:  CastBox:  Google Play Music:  iHeartRadio:  Overcast:  Spotify:  Stitcher:    Highlights from the podcast episode can be found here:     *If you enjoy this episode, please like, share or comment on this post. We’d love to hear from you on the topics you’d like us to cover or persons you’d like us to interview.
Women entrepreneurs have been emerging worldwide. They are starting to build up and bloom in business. Some organisations take a step further to support these women in propelling their creativity and boosting their knowledge about entrepreneurship and finance. But what is needed most for aspiring women entrepreneurs are the right experiences, either in  roles, programs or projects that help them develop necessary entrepreneurial and financial skills. This will help prepare them for the global market.  Joining us is Wendy Teleki is the head of Secretariat for the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) at the World Bank Group, We-Fi is responsible for supporting the We-Fi Governing Committee in the allocation of a pool of $350 million and also undertaking advocacy, learning and evaluation focused on strengthening opportunities for women entrepreneurs. Check out our podcast on:  Apple Podcasts:  CastBox:  Google Play Music:  iHeartRadio:  Overcast:  Spotify:  Stitcher:    Highlights from the podcast episode can be found here:     *If you enjoy this episode, please like, share or comment on this post. We’d love to hear from you on the topics you’d like us to cover or persons you’d like us to interview.
Our living spaces and workplaces are increasingly multicultural. A multicultural environment does not guarantee success. Without cultural sensitivity, awareness and intelligence, diversity can affect the team’s internal relationships and performance.  Does diversity in your organisation’s help to foster a more inclusive workplace and improve performance? Nikolaj Groeneweg of the French Tech Podcast, and I talked about my field as an Interculturalist and how diversity improves a company's ability to make decisions that directly impact their bottom line.  Ling Ling is the host of the Leaders of Learning Podcast and founder of Culture Spark Global, that helps to build positive, inclusive and thriving organisations that brings out the best of everyone. Check out our podcast on:  Apple Podcasts:  CastBox:  Google Play Music:  iHeartRadio:  Overcast:  Spotify:  Stitcher:    Highlights from the podcast episode can be found here:     *If you enjoy this episode, please like, share or comment on this post. We’d love to hear from you on the topics you’d like us to cover or persons you’d like us to interview.
Season 4 Teaser

Season 4 Teaser

2019-11-1400:06:37

We have had a successful 3 Seasons. We’ve met with diverse individuals sharing their stories and giving us insights about their businesses, organisations, industries and life in general.  Season 4 is a very Special Season as we cover the Women’s Forum Asia 2019 held in Singapore.We’ve interviewed a few of the most influential women in Asia who’ve made an impact in their respective fields and organisations. This season is in collaboration with Women in Tech and the French Tech Podcast. In this season special introduction, we'll share a few golden nuggets from this upcoming season. Enjoy!   Highlights can be found here:  #leadersoflearning #podcast #season4 #womensforum
We have had 3 successful seasons! We’ve met with diverse individuals sharing their stories and have given us insights about their businesses, organisations, industries and life in general. Most surprisingly, we’ve hit a great milestone for the show, reaching 300,000 unique downloads from over 130 countries since its launch last January 2018.   I would like to say “Thank you” to all listeners and avid supporters for making this possible for us. It has been a fantastic ride and I hope to continue doing the show for the years to come.    Our Season 3 speakers share their insights that range from planning for succession, to education technology– and from harnessing social media to developing global skills.  Episodes for Season 3 are very fascinating, take a listen to what interests you most. Till the next time, enjoy the show!   Check out our podcast on:  Apple Podcasts:  CastBox:  Google Play Music:  iHeartRadio:  Overcast:  Spotify:  Stitcher:    Highlights from the podcast episode can be found here:    *If you enjoy this episode, please like, share or comment on this post. We’d love to hear from you on the topics you’d like us to cover or persons you’d like us to interview.
With globalisation, it is inevitable that our society is increasingly diverse. Technology has enabled companies to operate virtually and in multiple countries. The improved mobility and accessibility has enabled the global workforce to fill talent gaps in far-flung places. Even so, the once homogeneous neighbourhood has welcomed Nepali security guards, Filipino nurses, Korean chefs and many others. The heterogeneity of a society or organisation can be a big advantage in our competitive world-- only if it is harnessed well.  Without a doubt, we need to learn how to adapt and navigate in our culturally diverse world. But where do we start? Do we need extensive travel experiences? Would it be different for a person from the West as opposed to a person from the East? Joining us is Meital Baruch, an organisational consultant, intercultural trainer, professional speaker and the founder of Global Mindset, a company that designs Intercultural learning programs and global leadership solutions to help organizations thrive in a culturally diverse world.   Check out our podcast on:  Apple Podcasts:  CastBox:  Google Play Music:  iHeartRadio:  Overcast:  Spotify:  Stitcher:    Highlights from the podcast episode can be found here:    *If you enjoy this episode, please like, share or comment on this post. We’d love to hear from you on the topics you’d like us to cover or persons you’d like us to interview.
Being your own boss, calling all the shots, hustling to hit your goals… This is the dream for many… to become an entrepreneur. Running your own business can be incredibly rewarding, exhilarating and full of opportunities. Yet, it can be very very difficult. So difficult in fact, that 75% of startups fail. So what do we need to become a successful entrepreneur? Can anyone learn to become one? Joining us is Gary Vaynerchuk, also known as Gary Vee. He is a serial entrepreneur, best selling author, speaker and social media influencer. He is the chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications holding company and the active CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency servicing Fortune 100 clients across the company’s 4 locations.   Check out our podcast on:  Apple Podcasts:  CastBox:  Google Play Music:  iHeartRadio:  Overcast:  Spotify:  Stitcher:    Highlights from the podcast episode can be found here:    This episode is brought to you by SP Jain School of Global Management. If you want to learn more about their MBA Programs please click here:  *If you enjoy this episode, please like, share or comment on this post. We’d love to hear from you on the topics you’d like us to cover or persons you’d like us to interview.
Some call it charisma. Others call it gravitas. There are people who carry an aura or energy that charms and attracts. And you can’t help but listen, follow and perhaps be persuaded by them.  Their presence commands attention, even without saying a word. As a leader, having such presence commands respect and credibility which helps to influence others to work towards your vision.  But not all of us are gifted with such presence. But can anyone learn this? Do leaders need the executive presence to be successful? Will having this help me in advancing my career? Joining us is Rohit Bassi, he is a TEDx and Global Professional Speaker based in Dubai and has inspired countless number of people to success. Rohit has a background in senior management on client and customer service and has supported over 100 businesses across 40 different countries. He also co-authors the best-selling book, Success Mastery. Check out our podcast on:  Apple Podcasts:  CastBox:  Google Play Music:  iHeartRadio:  Overcast:  Spotify:  Stitcher:    Highlights from the podcast episode can be found here:  This episode is brought to you by ASIA PODCAST AWARDS, the first ever podcast awards event that is open to all podcast shows produced in Asia.The purpose of the awards is to recognise and grow Asia’s podcast industry by creating greater awareness and help each other to become better podcasters.  Nominate your favorite podcast show. For more details please visit   *If you enjoy this episode, please like, share or comment on this post. We’d love to hear from you on the topics you’d like us to cover or persons you’d like us to interview.
Human beings are social creatures. According to Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens, we have climbed rapidly to the top of the food chain because of our ability to communicate and cooperate. In the past decade, our attention has shifted from our physical space to our screens. It's common to see people at dinners or dates quietly tapping away at their mobile devices. Or families retreating to their devices and scroll endlessly at social media feed. Are we no longer as social as before? In recent years, social media has suffered setbacks because of data breaches and fake content. There is a growing anti-social media movement where people opt to disable or delete their accounts entirely. For many, this is not an option. Many rely heavily on social media for work or business. Is there a better way of reaping the benefits of social media, without being enslaved by it? Joining us is Marie Nadal Sharma, the founder and director of Them You and Me, a digital marketing agency guiding businesses through digital transformation. She strives to demystify digital marketing and uses friendly words to explain technology and all things digital.   Check out our podcast on:  Apple Podcasts:  CastBox:  Google Play Music:  iHeartRadio:  Overcast:  Spotify:  Stitcher:      Highlights from the podcast page can be found here:  This episode is brought to you by ASIA PODCAST SUMMIT, the 1st ever Virtual summit for the podcast community in Asia. To reserve your FREE 48-hr pass use this link:  *If you enjoy this episode, please like, share or comment on this post. We’d love to hear from you on the topics you’d like us to cover or persons you’d like us to interview.
With a quick search online, you'll find an overwhelming number of mobile apps and software that support learning and education. According to Business Wire, the Global Online Education Market stands at 159.52 billion dollars in 2018 and it is expected to grow to 238 billion dollars in the year 2023. That is a lot of investment going into education technology! However, there is also a growing body of research that suggests certain skills cannot be taught with technology, such as communication, leadership and so forth. How do we know whether the technology we are using helps us upgrade our skills? Or is technology merely a shiny gadget that distracts us from our goals? Joining us is Steven Sutantro, a multi-awarded Educational Technology Coach with international certifications from Google, Apple, National Geographic and many more. Specializing in managing educational technology professional development and change management, he is currently the Lead Coach at Tech Transform Coach, whose mission is to catalyse digital transformation in corporate, university, and school.   Check out our podcast on:  iTunes:  CastBox:  Google Play Music:  iHeartRadio:  Overcast:  Spotify:  Stitcher:      Highlights from the podcast page can be found here: This episode is brought to you by SP Jain School of Global Management. If you want to learn more about their MBA Programs please click here:  *If you enjoy this episode, please like, share or comment on this post. We’d love to hear from you on the topics you’d like us to cover or persons you’d like us to interview.
Career development used to be a straight and predictable path. If you had chosen a degree in accounting, you'll become an accountant. If you chose a degree in medicine, you'll eventually become a doctor. In recent years, we see careers such as social media manager, data scientist, blockchain developer, fintech, AR artist and many others emerging where no degree had existed that could prepare anyone for. No longer are careers are about climbing ladders. Rather, it has become a mosaic of skills and interests. A hybrid of multiple skill sets converge to create new roles that never existed before. Therein lies endless possibilities in shaping one's career. Joining us is Philippa Penfold, simply known as Pip. Philippa (Pip) had 20 years corporate HR experience before embarking on her hybrid career journey. In the course of Pip’s HR work, she spent endless hours supporting the learning and development of employees and has seen the change from career ladders to hybrid careers first-hand. Today Pip brings together HR & Tech through Research and Education to help HR build future workplaces we all want to work in. Check out our podcast on:  iTunes:  CastBox:  Google Play Music:  iHeartRadio:  Overcast:  Spotify:  Stitcher:      Highlights from the podcast page can be found here:    This episode is brought to you by SP Jain School of Global Management. If you want to learn more about their MBA Programs please click here: *If you enjoy this episode, please like, share or comment on this post. We’d love to hear from you on the topics you’d like us to cover or persons you’d like us to interview.   **Want to create learning culture for your organization? Drop us a line at
There is a high price to pay when organisations become toxic. Toxic cultures can severely impact the well-being of its employees and the organisation, such as high employee turnover, lower levels of productivity, losing talents and clients or even attracting lawsuits due to unaddressed discrimination, abuse, scandals or corruption.  Some famous examples are Uber, under the leadership of Travis Kalanick and Theranos, under the leadership of Elizabeth Holmes the blood company technology that never happened.  If toxic cultures are so bad for business, why does it take so long for toxicity to be recognised? What are the tell-tale signs? How can we prevent organisations from becoming toxic? Joining us is Ashok Miranda, a Business Transformation Architect and the founder of Transform and Transcend. He is also a sought-after speaker, consultant, trainer and author for the book called Culling Culturitis. The book talks about how to spot early signs of toxic culture infestation, how to take corrective action fast, and a step by step guide to creating your winning company culture and much more.   Check out our podcast on:  iTunes:  CastBox:  Google Play Music:  iHeartRadio:  Overcast:  Spotify:  Stitcher:      Highlights from the podcast page can be found here:    *If you enjoy this episode, please like, share or comment on this post. We’d love to hear from you on the topics you’d like us to cover or persons you’d like us to interview.   **Want to create learning culture for your organization? Drop us a line at
Text, audio and visuals alone is not enough to change behaviour or adopt a new skill.   Researchers have found that experiences have a greater impact in skills development and behaviour change. These experiences can be obtained through simulation, deep practice, on-the-job and many more. Experiential learning is a process through which students develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting. It can encompass a wide variety of work experiences, such as internships, on-the-job, research and many more. If we want to ensure our students or workforce effectively adopt a new skill or behaviour, how can we shape the learning experience? What are the important elements of designing an effective experiential learning? Joining us is Jay Kornnatt, he is a transformative facilitator and the Managing Director of Transformagent Academy based in Bangkok, Thailand. Jay has been a facilitator all his life. Since 2008, he has used experiential learning in his training programs and his life.   Check out our podcast on:  iTunes:  CastBox:  Google Play Music:  iHeartRadio:  Overcast:  Spotify:  Stitcher:      Highlights from the podcast page can be found here:    *If you enjoy this episode, please like, share or comment on this post. We’d love to hear from you on the topics you’d like us to cover or persons you’d like us to interview.   **Want to create learning culture for your organization? Drop us a line at
Succession is a process. It’s not a matter of handing over a title, a bunch of documents or an entire department or business. When succession is done well, organizations become more resilient in changing times and employees become more united towards the long-term vision. However, most businesses struggle to find the right successor. Or their selected successor might be unmotivated, incompetent or just never ready. So… what can we do to make a succession successful? What do we need to consider if we want to hand over a business or role to our successor? Joining us is Rochelle Clarke, a global strategist and the founder of Succession Strength. She brings nearly 20 years of strategy experience to help business owners overcome barriers to smooth succession transitions. Check out our podcast on:  iTunes:  CastBox:  Google Play Music:  iHeartRadio:  Overcast:  Spotify:  Stitcher:      Highlights from the podcast page can be found here:    *If you enjoy this episode, please like, share or comment on this post. We’d love to hear from you on the topics you’d like us to cover or persons you’d like us to interview.   **Want to create learning culture for your organization? Drop us a line at
Since the turn of the century, Asia is playing a bigger role in shaping the world economy, politics and in global leadership.  For example, there is an increase in inbound tourism into countries such as Japan, South Korea and Thailand. The movement of the workforce across regions has become ubiquitous, such as the Filipino nurses, Indian engineers, Nepali security guards and many more. There is also an increase in technology and innovative startups with funds pouring in from western nations. The Asian landscape is greatly diverse and complex. What makes Asia the place to be in this 21st century? How can an Asian citizen prepare themselves for their rise on the global stage? Joining us is Dr. Parag Kahanna author of book called The Future is Asian.  This episode is brought to you by SP Jain School of Global Management. Visit for more info. Check out our podcast on:  iTunes:  CastBox:  Google Play Music:  iHeartRadio:  Overcast:  Spotify:  Stitcher:    Highlights from the podcast page can be found here:    *If you enjoy this episode, please like, share or comment on this post. We’d love to hear from you on the topics you’d like us to cover or persons you’d like us to interview.   **Want to create learning culture for your organisation? Drop us a line at
Season 3 Teaser

Season 3 Teaser

2019-05-3000:05:24

Season 3 of the Leaders of Learning Podcast Show will be launched soon! We have an exciting line of experts, academics, entrepreneurs talking about a wide range of topics from the Future of Asia, diversity, education technology, social media… just to name a few! In this season teaser, we'll share a few golden nuggets from this upcoming season. Enjoy! Highlights can be found here: #leadersoflearning #podcast #season3
The Best of Season 2

The Best of Season 2

2019-05-1600:24:161

Hi dear listeners! I'm currently in the process of putting together Season 3! We have an exciting line of experts, academics, entrepreneurs talking about a wide range of topics from the future of asia, diversity, education technology, social media… just to name a few! While we get Season 3 up and running, we share with you the best nuggets of Season 2 in this "Best of Season 2" episode. Do check out the Seasons 2 episode that intrigues you most. Till the next time,  enjoy the show! Details found here: www.leadersoflearning.asia
There is a cost to speaking up.   History has shown, time and again, that speaking up can be life threatening. Iconic heroes, such as Gandhi, Mandela, Frida Kahlo, Malala and many others, shouted and fought for equality, freedom, justice, the truth and suffered for their cause. It requires courage, conviction and emotional strength to give a voice to causes that matter.   We keep silent because the dominant culture may punish in order to remain in power. Punishment can mean loss of job, ostracism, humiliation, imprisonment, torture and possibly death. We may or may not face such extreme situations in our daily lives. But it used well, a small voice can bring about big changes in the world.    How can we use our voice to speak about the issues that matter to us? What are the consequences of staying silent?    Joining us is Andrea Edwards, a globally award-winning B2B communications professional, a content marketing strategy pioneer, blogger, writer, and trainer/coach for businesses and professionals around the world.    She is also known as the Digital Conversationalist.   Highlights found here:http://bit.ly/2WVjzfL
Communities play a powerful role in society. Through communities, members are able to discuss, reflect, synthesis and contribute to the knowledge and experiences of the community.    However, participating in a community can take a lot of effort and time. While communities may start with good intention, some communities evolve and some become silent.   What does it take to start and keep a community going? How can communities help one’s learning?      Joining us is Gina Romero, a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Connected Women.   Check out our podcast on:  iTunes:  CastBox: Google Play Music:  iHeartRadio: Overcast:  Spotify:  Stitcher:    Highlights from the podcast page can be found here:    *If you enjoy this episode, please like, share or comment on this post. We’d love to hear from you on the topics you’d like us to cover or persons you’d like us to interview.   **Want to create learning culture for your organisation? Drop us a line at
loading
Comments (11)

Ros Zukni

I honestly did not think much of ASEAN despite living and being Malaysian. This episode has gotten me curious and most importantly, feeling hopeful. The questions that the host raised was also relevant to me as a listener. Might consider picking up the book.

Jun 17th
Reply (1)

Loh Chuan Tuck

Inspiring. I think I'm going to start my own podcast channel as well. I thought of making YouTube videos, but it's taking too much of my time and too many technical hurdles. My theme is educational and informative, specifically for Malaysian audience. Where are you from?

Feb 21st
Reply (1)

Arjun Singh

Hi Lingling, your show is awsome!

Jan 4th
Reply (2)

Scott

Good show !

Jan 4th
Reply (1)

Linn971

really useful content. Would love to hear more podcasts from your channel xD

Nov 29th
Reply (1)
loading
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store