Leaders of Learning

Leaders of Learning

The Leaders of Learning is a show about learning in the 21st century with leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, and many more. Ling Ling is the first Asian Female Podcast Host in Learning and Development. She explores the technology, trends and insights of learning for personal and organisational development.... Show More

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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... Read more

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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 know... Read more

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September 19, 2019 35 min

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. Bu... Read more

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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... Read more

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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 certai... Read more

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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 career... Read more

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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 leade... Read more

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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 acad... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 in... Read more

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May 30, 2019 5 min

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: http://leadersoflearning.asia/ #leadersoflearnin... Read more

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May 16, 2019 24 min

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 episod... Read more

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May 3, 2019 31 min

Hello dear friends! We're in the midst of putting together Season 3 of the podcast show. While we get Season 3 up and running, we share the best nuggets from Season 1 in our "Best of Season 1" episode. Do check out the Season 1 episode that intrigues you most. Till the next time, enjoy the show! Podcast details found at:http://www.leadersoflearning.asia/episodes/the-best-of-season-1/  

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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 or... Read more

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February 28, 2019 37 min

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 ... Read more

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February 13, 2019 33 min

From the moment we are born, the values of our family and society shapes our identity and our lives. Values influences our choices, from the type of foods you like eat to your desired career and even the person you choose to marry.   As Elvis Presley says, Values are like fingerprints. Nobody's are the same, but you leave 'em all over everything you do.   If values are so important, why don't understand them better? Wha... Read more

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Self-confidence is hard to describe. It’s a feeling, it’s a believe. Self-confidence is what one needs move forward towards their goals, or manifest their dreams. For some, self-confidence seems natural. For others, it seems like a life-long struggle. I can’t help but wonder, is self-confidence inherited as part of our DNA? Or can each of us develop it and grow it like a muscle? For those who wish to gain self-confidence, how can w... Read more

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Asking questions can be powerful. Questions can help us gain knowledge, unlock insights, drive us to explore the unknown and many more. Asking the right kinds of questions is hard and it requires experience/skill. In an age of instant information, it is too easy and quick to find an answers, though, not necessarily the right one.  How do know what is the right question to ask? How would you know if the answer received the right one... Read more

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December 12, 2018 29 min

Games are an important learning tools that provide immersive, interactive, and creative spaces for learners of all ages.   Learning technologists and educators are finding ways harness AR and VR, or also known as augmented reality and virtual, enhance learning experiences. With AR and VR technology becoming more accessible and affordable, the possibilities it can offer to learners and educators alike, are endless.   In 2016, Pokemo... Read more

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November 28, 2018 33 min

The world has become increasingly interconnected, yet our individual lives seem to be ever more isolated in. People glued to their smartphones, tablets or laptops at almost all hours of the day, ignoring the people around them. Each of us walking about in our technological bubble.    Does this stunt our capacity as individuals and as a society to connect with each other on an emotional level? Does this lifestyle decrease our abilit... Read more

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