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A Strategy For Starting Missional Communities In Singapore Through Bivocational Ministry, Kieran Chew Jul 2019

A Strategy For Starting Missional Communities In Singapore Through Bivocational Ministry, Kieran Chew

Doctor of Ministry Projects

The purpose of this project is to develop a strategy for starting missional communities in Singapore through the work of bivocational personnel. To achieve this, a new work was started with the intention of reaching non-Christians, bringing them into community and discipleship, developing them as leaders and empowering and releasing them to form new missional communities. Special attention was made on spiritual formation, community life together and a transformative leadership process of developing leaders who replicate themselves.

The context of Singapore is one in which Christianity has enjoyed great success. Singapore churches generally embrace a missiological theology but this outlook ...


How To Be Singaporean: Becoming Global National Citizens And The National Dimension In Cosmopolitan Openness, Wen Li Thian Mar 2019

How To Be Singaporean: Becoming Global National Citizens And The National Dimension In Cosmopolitan Openness, Wen Li Thian

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

This paper looks at how cosmopolitanism is practised amongst Singaporeans who have experienced Singapore’s education reform in the 1990s. Cosmopolitanism in Singapore is tied to state-intervention with a national orientation. To complement Singapore’s push towards cosmopolitanism, the education reform in the 1990s promoted the idea of a national citizen with a global orientation. I looked at 40 Singaporeans born after the year 1990 to investigate cosmopolitan attitudes that have emerged from the tensions between cosmopolitanism and nationalism. To meet the state’s ideals of cosmopolitanism, these Singaporeans employed strategies to practice a particular form of cosmopolitan openness which ...


Developing Grace Assembly Of God, Singapore To Become A Missional Family Church, Alvin Lim Oct 2018

Developing Grace Assembly Of God, Singapore To Become A Missional Family Church, Alvin Lim

Doctor of Ministry Projects

The purpose of this doctoral project is to develop a ministry model with a theological framework, biblical strategy and equipping process to transform Grace Assembly of God (GA) to become a missional family church (MFC) for the fulfillment of God’s mission for Singapore and beyond. This ministry model is meant to be a comprehensive and broad framework for church ministry rather than an in-depth study on one particular theological theme.


Tony Tan [Singapore, President, Minister For Defence, Education], Tony Tan Oct 2017

Tony Tan [Singapore, President, Minister For Defence, Education], Tony Tan

Digital Narratives of Asia

Tony Tan Keng Yam, the seventh President of Singapore and Commander-in-Chief of Singapore Armed Forces, tells DNA about his most satisfying aspect of work with the army, and the most challenging portfolio in education. He describes the impact of the changing media environment and citizens' aspirations, disclosing the rationales of some policies he had implemented.


George Yeo [Singapore, Minister Of Foreign Affairs], George Yeo Aug 2017

George Yeo [Singapore, Minister Of Foreign Affairs], George Yeo

Digital Narratives of Asia

George Yeo, former Minister of Foreign Affairs who became a business leader, speaks to DNA about his philosophical Taoist worldview, the impact of the rise of China, and the challenges facing ASEAN at its 50th year. He talks on how the soft power of ASEAN's policy of non-interference has yield some successes.


Goh Chok Tong [Singapore, Prime Minister], Chok Tong Goh May 2017

Goh Chok Tong [Singapore, Prime Minister], Chok Tong Goh

Digital Narratives of Asia

ESM Goh Chok Tong tells DNA how he overcame his reluctance and became the second Prime Minister of Singapore. He believes in consultative, participative decision-making approach, which differs from his political mentor, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. He dealt with leaders of regional countries in his adaptive and pragmatic style.


Opening Address By Smu President Professor Arnoud De Meyer At The Official Launch Of The Institute For Societal Leadership And The Societal Leadership Summit 2016, Arnoud De Meyer, Singapore Management University Nov 2016

Opening Address By Smu President Professor Arnoud De Meyer At The Official Launch Of The Institute For Societal Leadership And The Societal Leadership Summit 2016, Arnoud De Meyer, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

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Institute For Societal Leadership Officially Launched By Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam At Societal Leadership Summit 2016, Singapore Management University Nov 2016

Institute For Societal Leadership Officially Launched By Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam At Societal Leadership Summit 2016, Singapore Management University

SMU Press Releases

The Institute for Societal Leadership (ISL) under the Singapore Management University (SMU) was today officially launched by distinguished Guest of Honour Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies of Singapore, during the Societal Leadership Summit 2016. DPM Tharman also delivered a keynote address on societal leadership. ISL is the first and only institution in Asia that focuses on societal leadership. The Institute was formed to advance Societal Leadership in Southeast Asia and beyond. It is anchored on SMU’s foundation of academic rigour and aims to achieve a greater applied understanding of ...


Joseph Conceicao [Singapore, Diplomat, Member Of Parliament], Joseph Conceicao Jun 2016

Joseph Conceicao [Singapore, Diplomat, Member Of Parliament], Joseph Conceicao

Digital Narratives of Asia

Joseph Conceicao was a diplomat and served as Member of Parliament for Katong for 16 years. He shares with DNA what it was like working with Singapore's founding leaders, as well as how he manoeuvred through the tricky situations in his career.


Kwa Chong Guan [Singapore, Chairman Of National Archives Board, Historian], Kwa Chong Guan Feb 2016

Kwa Chong Guan [Singapore, Chairman Of National Archives Board, Historian], Kwa Chong Guan

Digital Narratives of Asia

Kwa Chong Guan is a Senior Fellow of S Rajaratnam School of International Studies and was the man who recognised the importance of Oral History Centre and the National Museum. In 1980s, he led the expansion of the old National Museum to its current three museums and their consolidation under the National Heritage Board. He shares with DNA, ISL the importance and functions of archives and offers a glimpse into his career in the public service and Singapore’s history before the era of Sir Stamford Raffles.


Saravanan Gopinathan [Singapore, Dean Of National Institute Of Education], Saravanan Gopinathan Feb 2016

Saravanan Gopinathan [Singapore, Dean Of National Institute Of Education], Saravanan Gopinathan

Digital Narratives of Asia

Former Dean of National Institute of Education, Saravanan Gopinathan, sees his decades of contribution to education as a unique journey closely linked with the development of the Singapore state. He discusses the need to re-mould the current schooling for the new economic environment, and presents his critiques on some aspects of the system.


Zainul Abidin Rasheed [Malaysia, Minister Of State For Foreign Affairs], Zainul Abidin Rasheed Jan 2016

Zainul Abidin Rasheed [Malaysia, Minister Of State For Foreign Affairs], Zainul Abidin Rasheed

Digital Narratives of Asia

Former editor of Berita Harian, who rose to become head of Mendaki, and then Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Zainul Abidin Rasheed, tells DNA how his experiences during the 1964 racial riots had shaped his political views. He recalls how Lee Kuan Yew retracted from closing down Nanyang University, and Mr Goh Chok Tong's consensual style that welcomes the contributions of the Association of Muslim Professionals.


Tan Cheng Bock [Singapore, Member Of Parliament], Cheng Bock Tan Dec 2015

Tan Cheng Bock [Singapore, Member Of Parliament], Cheng Bock Tan

Digital Narratives of Asia

Former veteran People's Action Party Member of Parliament, presidential candidate Dr Tan Cheng Bock speaks his mind with DNA on his struggles during his school days, National Service, and what had motivated him to enter politics. He reveals his take on Foreign Talent, the Feedback Unit, and shares on the kind of society he hopes Singapore will become.


Kishore Mahbubani [Singapore, Diplomat, Dean Of Lee Kuan Yew School Of Public Policy], Kishore Mahbubani Nov 2015

Kishore Mahbubani [Singapore, Diplomat, Dean Of Lee Kuan Yew School Of Public Policy], Kishore Mahbubani

Digital Narratives of Asia

Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Kishore Mahbubhani is a retired diplomat and respected author. He shares with DNA his 5C theory of leadership, as well as his thoughts on working with Singapore’s founding leaders.


Hanif Omar [Malaysia, Inspector General Of Police], Hanif Omar Sep 2015

Hanif Omar [Malaysia, Inspector General Of Police], Hanif Omar

Digital Narratives of Asia

DNA finds out from former Malaysia Inspector General of Police, Tun Hanif Omar, what shaped his values, how he joined the Government, also his insights on the independent era and the Communist threat. He also reveals his take on Singapore's expulsion, and the leaders involved.


J. Y. Pillay [Singapore, Civil Service], Joseph Yuvaraj Pillay Jun 2015

J. Y. Pillay [Singapore, Civil Service], Joseph Yuvaraj Pillay

Digital Narratives of Asia

In this DNA interview, Chancellor of Singapore Management University and former top Singapore civil servant, J.Y. Pillay, tells of qualities of good leaders, and the leadership styles of his former bosses Hon Sui Sen and Goh Keng Swee. Known for being a leader who listens and focuses well, he reveals his process of making controversial decisions in the past.


Herman Hochstadt [Singapore, Permanent Secretary In Civil Service], Herman Hochstadt Mar 2015

Herman Hochstadt [Singapore, Permanent Secretary In Civil Service], Herman Hochstadt

Digital Narratives of Asia

Herman Hochstadt's name is synonymous with the Singapore civil service, having helmed several ministries as Permanent Secretary. He tells DNA what it was like working with the founding fathers of modern Singapore and shares that successful leaders need to have "the devil in them".


S. R. Nathan [Singapore, President], S. R. Nathan Feb 2015

S. R. Nathan [Singapore, President], S. R. Nathan

Digital Narratives of Asia

S. R. Nathan was the 6th and longest-serving President of Singapore. A career civil servant, Mr Nathan served in several key ministries, under Singapore's pioneer leaders. He shares with DNA his experiences working with the leaders who built modern Singapore, as well as insights into the sometimes tricky situations in which he found himself.


Leader Humility In Singapore, Burak Oc, Michael R. Bashshur, Michael A. Daniels, Gary J. Greguras, James M. Diefendorff Feb 2015

Leader Humility In Singapore, Burak Oc, Michael R. Bashshur, Michael A. Daniels, Gary J. Greguras, James M. Diefendorff

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

The theoretical development and empirical testing of the effects of humility in the organizational sciences is surprisingly rare. This is especially pronounced in the study of leadership in Asian contexts. To address this we employ a qualitative approach to examine the conceptualization of leader humility in Singapore and assess whether this conceptualization differs from other emerging conceptualizations of leader humility. In Study 1, using semi-structured interviews of 25 Singaporeans, we identified nine major dimensions of humble leader behaviors and explored our participants' beliefs about culturally-based differences in leader humility. In Study 2 (N = 307), we generalized our findings to a ...


Dominic Puthucheary [Malaysia, Member Of Parliament, Founder Barisan Sosialis], Dominic Puthucheary Jan 2015

Dominic Puthucheary [Malaysia, Member Of Parliament, Founder Barisan Sosialis], Dominic Puthucheary

Digital Narratives of Asia

Founder Vice-President, Barisan Sosialis, and former Malaysian Member of Parliament for Nibong Tebal, Dominic Puthucheary, recalls how he was inducted into politics, then trade union movement during the anti-colonial era. He presented his retrospective views on Mr Lee Kuan Yew, and the failure of the Left movement in the Cold War realities.


Singapore’S Growth Story: Leadership And Innovation, S. R. Nathan, Rajendra K. Srivastava Nov 2014

Singapore’S Growth Story: Leadership And Innovation, S. R. Nathan, Rajendra K. Srivastava

Asian Management Insights

The sixth president of the Republic of Singapore, S.R. Nathan, talks about leadership and innovation as the key foundation stones in Singapore’s growth story in this interview with Rajendra Srivastava.


Fairness: Processes Are As Important As Outcomes, David Chan Nov 2011

Fairness: Processes Are As Important As Outcomes, David Chan

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

People are sensitive to the fairness of decisions made or the treatment they receive. Research in work contexts has shown that it is important for processes like personnel selection, performance appraisal and compensation to be perceived as fair, because fairness perceptions influence how people react to situations and their leaders. This also applies to public policy implementation and public engagement efforts.