People Matters CEO and Editor in Chief, Ester Martinez invites you to get a candid, insider look at what it takes to be a CPO in Asia today. The voices and perspectives shared in this podcast and accompanying book (coming very soon) bring together different aspects on strategy and execution – with each leader representing a unique facet of business.
Whether you're leading a team of 10 or 10,000 people, People Matters Unplugged urges you to take stock of your strategies, stay on the pulse of what’s possible and remain passionately committed to a 'people-centric' approach to business.
The Art of Courage
HR transformation involves many moving parts. A critical aspect of transformation is realising the potential of people and raising them to be courageous in the face of challenges. In this episode of People Matters Unplugged, our CEO Ester Martinez speaks to Archana Bhaskar, CHRO at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, on the art of courage in business.
The Art of the Possible
When People Matters launched TechHR 10 years ago, the team envisioned a space that would bring together business, people and technology leaders under one roof. With the evolution of work technology and practices, the path once foreseen at the beginning of the journey has definitely changed. What makes 2023 different? In this episode of People Matters Unplugged, our CEO and Editor in Chief Ester Martinez delves into the art of the possible.
Bringing Your A-Game
Let's rewind to some of the best moments of Season 1 so far in our interviews with Peck Kem Low, Sunil Setlur and Krating Poonpol. HR leaders are often seen as leading from the front, but in this candid snapshot of what it takes for leaders to bring their A-Game, we learn that it takes a great deal of self-care, commitment to growth and impact, and team spirit for leaders to set a positive example for their people.
The Modern CHRO
In a diverse continent like Asia, the evolution of HR is happening parallel to another trend: the rise of a diverse and highly skilled talent pool. How can HR leaders ride the momentum? To answer this question and more, we ask a highly experienced leader who has a front-row seat to the talent trends in the region – Rajeshwar Tripathi, CHRO of the Automotive & Farm Sectors of Mahindra & Mahindra.
The Non-Linear Career Path
Thinking to blaze your own trail in HR? Meet Olivia Chua, CHRO at Jebsen & Jessen, whose own career path doesn't follow the conventional route. Olivia embraced work at an early age, was classically trained in statistics, learnt from HR and non-HR roles, and gained insights from her time working in major cities across the world. How does this tenacious global citizen bring flair into her work as HR leader? Olivia gives practical advice in this episode of People Matters Unplugged.
The Silicon Valley Mindset
In the most innovative and collaborative work cultures, great leaders know that 'ideas come from everywhere'. Engaging with team members from all walks of life – and allowing them to turn ideas into action – is what results in an enriching experience at work. This episode of People Matters Unplugged features a champion of the concept of 'deep listening': Krating Poonpol, Group Chairman of KBTG. A seasoned professional who worked for Google at the heart of Silicon Valley, he brings an innovative mindset and a fresh take on talent development.