“Leaders in organizations are continually confronted with increased competition, globalization, demand for social responsibilities and a stream of technological advances that disrupt the marketplace. For those looking to navigate the turbulent and complex landscape of the digital revolution, ‘Leadership in Disruptive Times’ is the perfect blueprint for future-proofing their organization. Prof Bawany provides insights into the role of ‘disruptive digital leaders’ that transform the organization into a more agile, innovative, and adaptive workplace in times of disruption and successfully lead the digital transformation efforts. A must-read.”

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is the New York Times bestselling author of Triggers,
MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. Thinkers 50 – #1 Executive Coach and the only two-time #1 Leadership Thinker in the World.

“’Leadership in Disruptive Times’ is an invaluable tool for executives, managers, and leaders in business, academia, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and more. This is a well written and well researched practical guide for leaders who want to overcome the disruptive challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and how organizations can adopt the best practices in the development of a digital-driven culture at the workplace. The book provides effective techniques, real-world examples, and expert guidance for organizations seeking to implement a digital transformation strategy in today’s era of Industry 4.0.”

Prof Howard Yu, Author of LEAP: How to Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied (2018) and LEGO Professor of Management and Innovation, IMD Business School, Lausanne Switzerland

“Digital technology is fast disrupting and transforming every aspect of industry, society and lifestyle. In his latest book ‘Leadership in Disruptive Times’, Prof Sattar Bawany, has laid out compellingly and practically how to understand and thrive in today’s digital-driven era of Industry 4.0. He has provided market-tested experience and piercing insight with well-illustrated models and frameworks, to guide in the implementation of digital transformation agenda that will future proof organizations. This book is a must-read for today’s CEOs and government leaders.”

YBhg Datuk Syed Mohamed Syed Ibrahim
President & Chief Executive, Johor Corporation

“During disruptive times we need leaders who can incorporate a new suite of digital leadership competencies that will equip them to lead successfully the implementation of digital transformation initiatives. This is a highly recommended book where Prof Sattar Bawany managed to provide us insights into the understanding of ‘disruptive leadership’.
The survival and progress of the business will also depend on their leaders who can thrive in navigating the challenges of disruptive events and crises. This book also covers the current wave of disruption, including the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the revolution of Industry 4.0 (including artificial intelligence, robotics and blockchain technologies, globalization, and demographic change. This book also is an excellent follow-up to Prof Bawany’s previous publication ‘Transforming the Next Generation of Leaders.”

Dato’ Mustafha Abd Razak Chairman
QSR Brands (M) Holdings Berhad.

“The greatest lead forward for digitalization and industry 4.0, may not be extraordinary leadership by CEOs, CIOs or Govt but by a coronavirus that has brought the realities of the new normal, front and center. With digitization, COVID-19 has also exposed huge paper chasms or ‘cracks’ where we suddenly realize that to be truly digital the whole value chain needs to accept digital. We are not there yet. Sattar’s book and advice for leadership are timely in these unprecedented times. It is no longer doing the same things but to embrace change and being agile enough to respond to ambiguity.”

Saw Ken Wye
CEO, CrimsonLogic

“I have had the pleasure of working with Professor Sattar quite extensively and especially so during this unprecedented disruption that we are all experiencing. I know I speak on behalf of my fellow peers who have worked with him in acknowledging that his guidance, thought leadership and experience have truly enabled us to come out as stronger leaders. Disruptive leadership has to be the norm for us all going forward and one that we should all thrive on. I fully endorse Professor Sattar’s 2nd Book and look forward to many more. I wish him all the very best.”

Ronak Shah
CEO Singapore, QBE Asia

“Prof Sattar Bawany has captured many aspects of disruptions that the world faces today, starting with what was already affecting the word – Industry 4.0 and now accelerated and further disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As he correctly points out, the bigger issue we will face in the coming years will be the economic impact in the post-COVID-19 era. So how do countries, organizations, leaders and individuals adapt and be ready for the New Normal that is ahead of us? Prof Sattar shares his ideas of Digital Disruptive Organization and Leaders and shows the way companies and leaders can transform themselves by defining Leadership 4.0, on how to lead in a Disruptive Environment. Having a Digital Transformation Strategy, developing digital skills and redefining the meaning of good leadership in New Normal of a post-COVID-19, Industry 4.0 disrupted world. This will be a useful reference for all leaders as they navigate to survive and thrive in the years ahead.”

Prof Inderjit Singh Dhaliwal,
Entrepreneur and Former Member of Parliament, Singapore (1996 to 2015)
Chairman of the Alumni and Development Committee,
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Board of Trustees, Singapore

“This book cannot come at a better time. It is both practical and relevant, helping leaders navigate through unprecedented VUCA events like the one we are experiencing now. It is packed with case studies and best practices to make the techniques and frameworks come to life. A disruptive book for disruptive times.”

Chen Fong Tuan
HR Director, Samsung Malaysia

“ Prof. Sattar Bawany’s latest book on Leadership in Disruptive Times’ is a timely sequel to his first publication, ‘Transforming the Next Generation of Leaders: Developing Future Leaders for a Disruptive, Digital‐Driven Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0)’.
In his latest book, Prof. Bawany recognized the need for organizations to include digital leadership competencies for them to successfully implement transformative initiatives in a highly disruptive environment. He also examines the attributes and competencies of disruptive leadership as they maneuver through the disruptions caused by the COVID‐19 and the post-pandemic digital transformation in meeting the needs of new normal. In developing successful organizational leadership in the new world order, this book provides valuable guidance and direction on the future way forward.”

YBhg Datuk Hj. Shamsuddin Bardan
Executive Director
Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF)

“The main driver of economic progress in the 19th century was the railroad, in the 20th century it was oil and the automobile, but in the 21st century, economic and social progress will be marked by disruption, data and digitalization. This will require future-ready leaders who can navigate this epochal change. Sattar Bawany, a world-renowned coach and leadership authority, has written a very comprehensive and wide-ranging book on the urgency of creating a pipeline of disruptive digital transformational leaders who can master this new world where the physical, digital and biological aspects are merging to create a new age of promise and possible peril.”

Dr. Kanwaljit Soin
Founding President, The Society for WINGS
Former Nominated Member of Parliament, Singapore (1992-1996)

“In his latest book ‘Leadership in Disruptive Times’, Prof. Sattar Bawany considers the ever-changing nature of the world we live and work in. In particular for business, the new forms of leadership we need to adopt to take our organizations, with our people, to new heights. The book asks the right questions and crucially delivers the answers!
As we enter the 2020s all of us in business need to think and do differently. What a great book to accompany us on that journey. It’s perfect for now.”

Jeremy Blain
CEO, PerformanceWorks International
United Kingdom & Singapore

“This is a timely and insightful perspective on how leaders should navigate their businesses, the attributes and competencies that leaders should have to remain agile and capture new opportunities. It provides you with a framework that you can use to guide you through this disruptive process.”

Bahren Shaari
Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Singapore

“One only needs to compare the world’s top ten companies by market capitalization ranking 15 years ago and now to appreciate the power of disruption. The market has witnessed the emergence of companies that harnessed the digital transformation to disrupt and dominate the traditional sectors such as finance and logistics. This book provides an up-to-date comprehensive guide and practical insights into the attributes and competencies of “disruptive leadership” that organizations must have to survive and thrive escalating competition, globalization, and major disruptive events. In this book, Prof Sattar Bawany leverages his decades of international management and executive coaching experience to deliver practical and effective guides for organizations to review their people strategy, internal systems and processes, and strategic intents beyond merely surviving disruption but to thrive in such environment. A highly-recommended read for C-suite and HR professionals.”

Tan Sue Ee
Managing Director, China-ASEAN Fund (CAF)
Singapore & China

“‘Leadership in Disruptive Times’ by Prof Sattar Bawany offers a compendium of important concepts and frameworks that will help business leaders, in any industry, understand how to deal with the current, challenging environment. This is a comprehensive and well-researched book that also includes several case studies of well-known companies that illustrate how leaders and organizations must behave so that they can persevere through change and disruption. Beyond today’s situation, Prof Bawany offers insights on how businesses will look in the future and the actions leaders must take to ensure success in what will be a continually changing landscape.”

Ken Pasternak
Speaker, Workshop Facilitator, and Co-author of “Performance at the Limit, Business Lessons from Formula 1 Motor Racing” and “Managing Your Strengths”

“Prof Sattar Bawany elevates the leadership discourse to a different level by transposing the leadership issues onto the disruption platform made complicated by the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. “Leadership in Disruptive Times” is a must-read for innovative business leaders and enlightened entrepreneurs looking for the right tools and approaches to navigate the murky waters of the pandemic and the economic crisis that follows. We are in unchartered waters, and with an evolving new normal, organizations must transform themselves quickly to survive the long game.”

Azman Jaafar
Managing Partner, RHTLaw Asia LLP
Chairman, ASEAN Plus Group

“The word “disruption” sends chills down the spine of many business leaders since growth is hard and disruptive growth is even harder if one doesn’t possess the knowledge, mindset and competencies to operate in today’s “new normal”. Prof Sattar Bawany, a dynamic master executive coach provides practical leadership and management toolkit using real-life cases for business leaders and organizations to understand, navigate and harness the disruptive forces of our times for growth with people and digital transformation at the center. Indeed, profitability, productivity and sustainable growth are at stake with the sea change our organizational systems, processes and workplace are undergoing with new technologies and other global developments. The Leadership 4.0 that Prof Bawany puts forward in his book is a “must-do” for business leaders and organizations wanting to grow successfully today and into the future.”

Pushpanathan Sundram
CEO, PublicPolicyAsia Advisors
Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN (2009-2012)
Singapore / Jakarta

“This book has refreshed my understanding of the VUCA era and how to counter it with VUCA behavior. It is about how leaders could optimize their vision, understanding, clarity and agility. For HR leaders, our top priority is to create and nurture a high performing digital organization; this book provides some case studies/ examples of disruptive digital companies, giving insights and encouragement for us to continuously innovate and implement new ways of doing things. My best wishes to you, Prof Sattar. Many thanks for sharing your knowledge and insights.”

Rosalina Hanis, Human Resources Director
AstraZeneca Indonesia

“In a world of disruptive times caused by COVID-19 and the advent of Industry 4.0, understanding how to lead differently will be vital for all leaders. ‘Leadership in Disruptive Times’ is an excellent read with very good ideas, practical frameworks and inspiring stories of disruptive leaders who have led their organizations through successful transformations. This book is a wonderful gift to anyone with a desire to lead, inspire and most importantly, to create high-performance organizations.”

Ted Tan
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Enterprise Singapore

““Leadership in Disruptive Times” could not have come at a more appropriate time on the planet. COVID-19 has added an extra dimension to the VUCA acronym: Risky. The planet is faced with other challenges such as climate change, racism, digital transformation, to mention a few. These driving forces of change will require organizations to be led by transformational leaders that would develop agile organizations. The book brilliantly explores the distinctive competencies, skills, methods and techniques that leaders must develop for a post-pandemic business environment, that will equip them to lead their organizations in uncharted waters. I strongly recommend this book to leaders, policymakers and academics that wish to pursue multi-disciplinary research and future-oriented teaching.”

Professor Milé Terziovski, Ph.D. (Melb)
Chair, Department Business Technology and Entrepreneurship (BTE)
Faculty of Business and Law, Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia

“The strong wave of technology disruption has not mellowed and as big and small businesses make changes and adjustments, never did they foresee a tidal COVID-19 wave which came as a surprise. It tells us one thing – Disruption in any form is inevitable and we must have the mindset to accept and find a quick resolution. Prof Sattar’s work is very timely and I would ask business leaders to make it mandatory reading. He asserts that leadership strength, openness and confidence is critical in navigating their companies through stormy weather. He reiterates that old business models will collapse and leaders must reinvent and that too must be done quickly to avoid suffocation and ultimate demise.”

Dr. T. Chandroo
Chairman, Modern Montessori International Group
Chairman, Singapore Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

“Riding on the momentum of his earlier book, Transforming NextGen Leaders for Digital and VUCA-Driven Industry 4.0, Prof Bawany has produced another stellar work on an evergreen topic. The COVID19 pandemic has not only accelerated the process of disruption at the macro level but, significantly, has hit the man in the street in a real way, impacting the way they work, play, travel, socialize, etc. In a rapidly-evolving post-COVID19 setting, especially one where digitalization has come to the forefront, we need to reflect deeply on whether our leadership style remains effective. Those we lead expect no less. This book will most certainly be a useful addition to this on-going reflection and conversation.”

Professor Ho Peng Kee
Associate Professorial Fellow, Law Faculty and LKYSPP, NUS
Former Senior Minister of State for Law and Home Affairs (2001 – 2011)

“A very timely leadership book by Prof Sattar for our current and future leaders. They will face multiple challenges shortly due to digitalization, disruptive events and crisis. Prof Sattar has done a masterful job of providing practical advice to navigate the disruptions and prepare our leaders to compete and thrive in a business environment that is dynamic and evolving by the day. He has been brilliant in mapping the new competencies that are required of our leaders to manage and drive businesses in a disruptive market. “Leadership in Disruptive Times” is informative and enlightening.”

Dhiren Shantilal
Advisor to the Recruitment and Talent Solutions Industry
Director of Learning Initiative Asia

“Prof Sattar Bawany’s latest book on leadership during disruptive times could not have come at a more opportune moment. Not only has the world to deal with digital disruption in recent times but for now also with the hefty blow of the pandemic. To be sure, many businesses will not survive the current global recession; but there will be others who do. Understanding what makes them succeed in a distributive world is key to survival. This book seeks to unravel that mystery and tries to get a better appreciation of the skills required. Leaders who want to navigate well through these challenging times will do well to read Prof Sattar’s latest book and pay heed.”

Sin Boon Ann
Consultant at Drew and Napier LLC.
Former Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC, Singapore (1996 to 2011)

“Leadership in the increasingly disruptive and VUCA-driven era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (also known as Industry 4.0) requires that both current and future leaders must possess a broader skillset, one that equips them to demonstrate a “disruptive mentality” along with change agility, adaptability, resilience and cognitive readiness to thrive in today’s uncertain and volatile business environment. “Leadership in Disruptive Times”, with its extensive best practice approaches, frameworks, tools and case studies of global organizations such as Microsoft, Netflix, Uber, Starbucks and Singapore’s very own, DBS Bank, can serve as the blueprint for organizations embarking on a digital transformation agenda.”

Abdullah Tarmugi
7th Speaker of the Parliament of Singapore (2002–2011)
Former Minister for Community Development and Sports (1994 to 2002)

“Prof Sattar continues to expound on the critical need, thinking, and actions required by leaders to navigate in disruptive times. More than just giving examples, he gives frameworks and tools to equip organizational leadership to be prepared for disruptions that will come. Therefore ensuring continuing survival and success in the new world order we live in today.”

Collin Chiew
CEO, Windward Insurance Broker

“It has been quite a revelatory journey going through this work. Insightful with practical pathways towards achieving meaningful results that are innovative for these times. Prof Sattar Bawany has developed from this publication a more critical understanding of all the various critical variables that contribute towards success or failure in these times. The perfect resource to have for all leaders who are embarking on a digital transformation journey in today’s highly disruptive business environment.”

Michael Wooi
CEO, International Professional Managers Association (IPMA)
Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom

“Prof Sattar Bawany has once again produced a timely resource for business leaders and managers alike in navigating through these disruptive times. Prof Sattar takes a hard look at the real challenges that business leaders and managers would have to face in today’s business environment, which includes navigating through a post-COVID and increasingly digitized world. Filled with thoughtful insights, relevant anecdotes, and practical frameworks, this book serves more like a handbook where leaders could refer to as they learn to adapt and navigate through today’s new norm. For business leaders and managers who want to learn how to adapt to this new norm, harnessing the challenges of today to produce the opportunities of tomorrow, this book is relevant.”

Joseph Chong
Managing Director, Asia
McGraw-Hill International

“In today’s disruptive and ever-changing business environment, digital transformation is more urgent than ever. If you want to get ready for the future, you need new disruptive digital leadership competencies. Whether you are a seasoned business leader or a high-potential rising star and want to prepare for what’s ahead in the disruptive and digital-driven world, the research presented in this book has identified critical leadership skills you need in setting your organization up to compete digitally in today’s increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) business environment of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0)”

Bach Nguyen
Chairman & CEO – AsiaInvest Group
Singapore & Vietnam

“Disruption is everywhere and in every aspect of our lives. In whichever part of the world we live, the radical changes affecting social, political, technological, digital, or corporate entity can be profound in many instances. In recent times, we have seen or experienced several of these powerful global forces that are changing how we live and work. They include the devastating and disruptive impact of COVID-19 pandemic and the digital disruption of Industry 4.0 through the rapid spread of digital technologies in the workplace and industry.
In his book, “Leadership in Disruptive Times”, Prof Sattar Bawany, build the case for leaders to have strategic insights and anticipate these disruptions and develop the organizational and leadership capabilities to navigate in today’s increasingly digital and VUCA-driven business environment and workplace. To do so, it will require some radical rethinking on the part of the leaders by leveraging on a suite of “disruptive digital leadership” competencies including cognitive readiness, critical thinking skills, resilience, emotional & social intelligence, amongst others.”

YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Azman Shah Haron
Chairman, Antara Holiday Villas Sdn Bhd
President, Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF)

“Leadership in Disruptive Times will rock readers with stunning new perspectives. I like the emphasis on the usage of technology such as blockchain and cryptocurrency in the near future to advance in the vision of Industry 4.0. The need to use new technology to create a new value of ‘trust’ will be something we have to look into.
This book will be a good reference for leaders who want a good overview of the post-COVID times. The new world clearly values those that can deliver disruptive innovation.”

Anndy Lian
Blockchain Advisor
Asian Productivity Organization (APO)

“In an era of disruption, uncertainty and continuous change, leaders at all levels need a new suite of leadership competencies to thrive in the digital-driven workplace. Sattar Bawany has given us a practical roadmap as to how leaders could implement successful digital transformation. He pulls together so many ideas and case studies of leading global organizations in the disruptive and digital leadership space and does so in such readable, engaging format, that this book, “Leadership in Disruptive Times” represents real value. A must-read!’”

Bonnie Hagemann
CEO, Executive Development Associates (EDA)
Oklahoma City, OK, USA

“We have seen a vast range of ever-improving advanced technologies that are driving the disruptive innovation that will continue to change our world and re-define our world. Advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, cloud computing and blockchain technologies have enabled new ways of doing business that result in more economical consumer trade-offs as well as improving employees’ productivity and enhancing the organization’s sustainability in the longer term.
In his latest book, “Leading in Disruptive Times”, Prof Sattar Bawany, with his wealth of experience as a global executive coach as well as a business leader, has shown the critical role of leaders in future-proofing their organization to succeed in the highly disruptive and digital-driven world. This is a must-read for leaders who want to ensure their readiness as well as that of their future in resolving the challenges during times of disruption and crisis.”

YBhg. Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Noor Azizi Bin Ismail
Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)

“This is truly a relevant book for all C-Suites executives and aspiring leaders who desire to understand the underlying issues facing big corporations and small-medium enterprises in today’s world. It contains plenty of much-needed materials for all business strategists to draw learning points and re-chart their directions as to avoid all the pitfalls that have been previously made. The case studies would empower every forward-looking person to explore new possibilities to stay ahead of competition after post-COVID-19. More importantly, it is a must-read book for all current leaders and future leaders who aspire to innovate, grow, and build new legacies by adopting the right leadership framework in their business or workplace.
It’s certainly not a book for those who just want to look for survivorship, it is dedicated to the brave executives who want to make it BIG in the VUCA world.”

Chia Yong Chye
Senior Director, Agency Department
AIA Singapore

“While we are facing one of the most challenging times in history, in the middle of a potential global recession coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, this book is a timely resource to guide leaders on an effective way to maneuver in a very highly volatile and disruptive environment. It provides a clear insight into the nature of ‘disruptive digital leadership’. It also emphasizes the need to review human resource strategy, system, and processes and also putting in relevant technologies suitable for the disruptive environment. There is also a correlation between the importance of creativity as a leadership competency to manage disruption at the workplace.”

PeerMohamed Ibramsha
Chief Operating Officer – Corporate Services
Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad

” ‘Leadership in Disruptive Times’ is a must-read book for leaders in organizations that are faced with challenges from the disruptive impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), pandemics (presently COVID-19) exacerbated by a VUCA world. The rapidly changing business landscape requires organizations to accelerate their transformation journeys by adapting or changing their processes and by leveraging the appropriate technologies. Professor Sattar Bawany’s emphasis on people as the most critical ingredient in addressing the current and future challenges is evident in the title of the book. Placing people before process and technology is a cliché but is consistently overlooked by organizations.
This book not only touches on the attributes and competencies of a leader for disruptive times but also provides a comprehensive guide with accompanying tools to identify, develop, and coach leaders for the future. It also highlights how high performing digital organizations build their leadership pipeline. A leader that is well equipped and effective in meeting the challenges of digital disruption or any crisis. One of the keys to success for leaders is the ability to organize and manage teams, as no leader can do it alone. This book also covers what is required in leading and engaging teams and provides tools that can be easily applied to making teams more effective. Congratulations to Professor Bawany for this insightful and excellent book.”

Ramlee Buang
Chairman of 1FSS Pte Ltd, Singapore
(1 Finance Shared Services, MOHH)

“As if the immediate challenges posed by the digital revolution of Industry 4.0 are not enough, we are now facing yet another great disruptive VUCA event caused by COVID-19. No one including the scientists know enough of the coronavirus and with no perfect control and model for effective management to date. Since December 2019 we have been witnessing a process of learning and acting (fast) as you go while the vaccine is still years away. Is this the new norm of problem-solving? Naturally, the businesses across various sectors have been severely impacted particularly that of the aviation, tourism, and retail sectors.
How do we lead our respective organizations and teams to face this new highly disruptive event? Why is value-based leadership so critically important? Why trust between leaders and stakeholders is the glue for partnership and positive outcomes? Why does community connectivity hold the key to the sustainability of the business? And lastly why and how leaders should build organization-wide digital capabilities to do real-time intelligence gathering in aid of quick and precise decision making. ‘Leadership in Disruptive Times’ is very timely and is an easy-to-read book that addresses these questions. It also helps the organization to understand how ‘disruptive digital leadership’ is crucial towards managing crises that are VUCA-driven in nature which are expected in the coming years.”

Teng Theng Dar
Founder, Business Compass Consultancy, Singapore
Advisory Panel Member, China-ASEAN Business Alliance (CABA)

“During turbulent times, corporations need strong leadership to navigate the “ship” through challenging situations. Prof Sattar Bawany is not only a great and experienced Master Executive Coach but also a seasoned human resource consultant with inspiring leadership with distinctive business acumen.
I really enjoyed reading the book “Leadership in Disruptive Times” which is full of best practices tools and frameworks which are very relevant in today’s highly disruptive, VUCA-centric and digital-driven business environment. It is highly recommended for leaders at all levels for all organizations.”

Edy Tuhirman, CEO
PT Asuransi Jiwa Generali Indonesia

“In his book ‘Leadership in Disruptive Times’, Prof Sattar Bawany, has shared the complex landscape that Business Leaders and HR practitioners are faced in today’s VUCA world and has provided tremendous insights and practical tips to deal with the same. The book is a must-read as it connects the dots across multiple global forces affecting social, economic, political, health, technology, etc. changes which impact how people interact with each other and how businesses are being reshaped and disrupted. It will be very useful to help people navigate these turbulent rapids which are becoming a part of daily life.”

Varun Bhatia
Chief People Officer, Reali
San Francisco, CA, USA

“When the winds of change blows, some people build walls, others build windmills” ~
Chinese Proverb.
I was delighted to learn that Prof Sattar Bawany was embarking on his second book, which is aptly named “Leadership in Disruptive Times”. There has never been a more urgent and critical need for business leaders to acquire the necessary leadership competencies and mental resilience to navigate and traverse such a challenging macroeconomic and socio-politically uncertain landscape, compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The numerous case studies and frameworks contained within the book provides leaders with concrete ideas and strategies to execute their business plans and lead their people and organizations through this economic maelstrom.”

John Augustine Ong
Head of Learning & Development
Vice President, Human Resources
Singapore Exchange

“’Leadership in Disruptive Times’ provides insights, real-world examples and tools to leaders seeking practical guides in overcoming the disruptive challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The book also provides research-based insights on ‘disruptive innovations’ and ‘disruptive digital leadership’ as well as what it takes to build and manage successful business models in this complex era of digital-driven Industry 4.0.”

Farid Basir,
Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO)
Telekom Malaysia

“Prof Sattar Bawany’s latest title is timely and much needed. The clarity and insights are concisely offered and provided through tools, frameworks and best practices. The unprecedented challenges which corporate leaders face post COVID-19 will know no bound and will be exacerbated by the speed of change, digital adoption, and the new normal ‘ways of human interaction and doing businesses. All of these challenges present a frightening scenario. ‘Leadership in Disruptive Times’ will be a good read and handy guide to help corporate leaders make sense, address and navigate these challenges with reasonable confidence and more importantly, to overcome them and thrive.”

Chong Huat Tan
Senior Partner, RHTLaw Asia
Non-Executive Chairman, RHT Group of Companies

“My congratulations to Professor Sattar Bawany for his new book, ‘Leadership in Disruptive Times’. This is a significant book, and its theme is overdue, particularly when severe disruptions are brought about by the recent Covid-19 pandemic. When times are good, solutions often come easy and straight-forward. However, when rapid changes brought about by unexpected disruption, it is not clear if a solution even exists, let alone a good one. It takes an exceptional leader who has experienced disruptive times before to offer us insights and visions to move forward, and quality to be an effective leader. Readers will benefit enormously from Professor Bawany’s new book, and it is my firm belief that this pioneering book will be acknowledged as a classic textbook/reference in leadership in disruptive times.”

Roger Wang
Marketing Institute of Singapore

“A thought-provoking book, Prof. Sattar Bawany’s ‘Leadership in Disruptive Times’ is a must-read for all leaders to navigate the challenges in the current times of uncertainty. Through this book, organizations will learn to leverage the opportunities as well as to develop an effective strategy for the post-pandemic business environment to remain competitive and relevant in the face of challenging conditions ahead.”

Dr. Farshad Shishehchian
Group President & CEO
Blue Aqua International Pte Ltd

“Professor Sattar Bawany’s latest book offers practical solutions for each of us to adapt, change and operate with agility in disruptive business environments. Numerous publications discuss challenges, risks and issues we face; however, very few provide clear frameworks and thought leadership insight to guide us to adapt and succeed in these unprecedented times. ‘Leadership in Disruptive Times’ provides more than just insight to deal with current issues at hand, it provides a toolkit to structure a high performing organization to remain ahead of the curve and lead us to define the new normal”

Josh Goodwin
Senior Vice President – Operations
BRE Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore

“‘Leadership in Disruptive Times’ is timely and to be remembered. Right, where we are today in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, where our lives have been disrupted in ways we have not imagined. Prof Sattar Bawany provides easy-to-read, many real-life examples from corporations on how they dealt with challenges during disruptive times. Combining with concepts but more importantly, practical tools and frameworks that readers can easily understand, and hopefully can replicate within their organizations. A must-read for leaders from all organizations!”

Sylvano Damanik,
Vice Chairman, Advisory
Korn Ferry Indonesia

“The book ‘Leadership in Disruptive’ is being published “just in time” and with the relevant frameworks to meet the challenges during the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Leaders need to adopt a new operating model when facing an accelerated disruption which has never been thought of nor even anticipated before. The priority now, as a leader, is to respond to these challenges whilst anticipating and preparing for the “new normal”. It’s not an easy task, but this book helps us to understand what would we need to do as a leader to navigate the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) nature of a whole different business landscape of the post-pandemic era!”

Steven Augustino Yudiyantho
Senior Vice President, Human Capital
Bank Mandiri, Indonesia