“Today, business takes place in a highly disruptive and digital-driven landscape resulting in the need for companies to deliver its “next generation” of leaders who are capable of leading now. This is a highly recommended book where Sattar has offered a pragmatic, tested, and insightful approaches including executive & transition coaching to effectively develop a sustainable leadership pipeline.”

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, #1 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 twotime #1 Leadership Thinker in the World

“Sattar Bawany, one of the world’s top coaches and leadership authorities has created a powerful manifesto on the pillars of accelerating the development of future leaders. This book will transform how organizations both identify and develop high potentials and emerging leaders, so they can continue to compete effectively in the VUCA world. In addition, organizations that embrace Sattar’s sound advice will meet one of their most important responsibilities—which is helping talented future leaders become the best leaders and people they can be all in support of bringing greater abundance to the world. Transforming the Next Generation of Leaders is an absolute must read for HR leaders, executives and government leaders all over the world”

John Mattone, #1 Authority on Intelligent Leadership & the World’s Top Executive Coach

“Developing future or next generation of leaders continues to be one of the perennial and biggest challenges facing organizations today especially in view of the dramatically changing the digital and highly disruptive business landscape. The book “Transforming the Next Generation of Leaders” identify the leadership competencies that are critical in today’s business environment that is fast-paced, highly disruptive and VUCA-driven and also provides business leaders with best practice approaches, framework and tools that can be leveraged upon towards developing the next generation of leaders (high potentials). This is a recommended read for leaders at all levels across all industries.”

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

“Transforming the Next Generation of Leaders is a very timely and highly practical book that provides tips, tools, and resources that will help the organization to develop its leadership bench strength. Sattar pulls together his extensive executive and leadership development experience into a concise, engaging, and extremely helpful how-to format that helps you identify, assess, select and develop high potential talent as well as define key leadership competencies that are required for success in today’s digital-driven era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. A must-read for human resource and business professionals seeking to ensure their organization remains relevant in this new normal business environment.”

Rajeev Peshawaria, CEO of the Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre, Author of the Wall Street Journal and Amazon Bestseller Open Source Leadership (2017) & Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders (2011)

“The publication of “Transforming the Next Generation of Leaders: Developing Future Leaders for a Disruptive, Digital-Driven Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0)” is very timely. At a time when everyone is talking about what the future and future talent & leaders would look like, and when the traditional ways to prepare our future leaders are being reviewed, Sattar gave a pragmatic solution and insights on how it can be done. Its practicality, easy to understand and use of common terms, make it easy for users to implement them. It’s not just a book, it’s a guide for implementation.”

Sylvano Damanik, Vice Chairman
Korn Ferry Indonesia

“Ready to Be a NextGen Leader? The author, Prof Bawany distilling his extensive knowledge and wealth of experience in developing future leaders at all levels into various frameworks and models that can be easily explained and replicated. The book will also provide you specific guidance and invaluable insights on how to develop a leadership pipeline for your organization. He has written a must-read primer for any all business and functional leaders (not only HR) who wish to transform their high potentials and ensure success in this new era of Industry 4.0. Read this book and learn from one of the best thought leaders in the field of leadership and organizational development.”

Dato’ Hj Mohd Redza Shah Abdul Wahid, CEO & Executive Director
Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad

“Industry 4.0 is a historic paradigm shift yet bold digital transformation is being challenged by familiar roadblocks including a lack of leadership. Leadership 4.0 is about leaders creating their own digital transformation strategy and ensuring that it is aligned with the business and growth plans of their organizations. In his book, “Transforming the Next Generation of Leaders”, Prof Bawany has clearly articulated the key to organizational success in this new era of Fourth Industrial Revolution is that there must be a commitment to and sense of ownership on the part of the various stakeholders, including the boards of directors and senior leadership. This book is highly recommended for business leaders to develop their leadership pipeline and also for those willing to embrace this new world as it presents huge opportunities to be leveraged, offering the prospect of new markets and new customers.”

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

“Leaders will find this book valuable. It offers clear and practical advice on how to develop talent in their organizations in this time of disruption and change. It also provides valuable insights for those aspiring to future leadership roles on the steps they can take to develop their own leadership capabilities.”

Prof Linley Lord, Pro-Vice Chancellor and President, Curtin Singapore Campus

“Sattar Bawany’s message on the critical skills required for the next generation leaders is a great testament to the need for a renewed type of leadership in a highly disruptive, increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environment. A gem of a book on leading teams in the digital era.”

Ted TAN, Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Enterprise Singapore

“An excellent book by Prof Sattar Bawany. It lays out leading edge practice in developing leadership talent. Put into the context of 4 IR and the VUCA environment it is a compelling read for senior management of companies”

YM Ungku Harun Al’Rashid Bin Ahmad, Vice President Group Human Capital & Administration Johor Corporation Group

“This is a unique book which skilfully addresses future leadership needs in a VUCA world, driven by digital innovation and Industry 4.0 in an intensified ‘global war for talent.’ The highly experienced skills of the author as an executive coach and a scholarly practitioner, brilliantly addresses the question How do organizations develop the next generation of leaders to meet these challenges? If you want to find out what the future holds for leaders and learn more about Industry 4.0 and VUCA, I highly recommend this book.”

Prof Mil Terziovski, Ph.D. (Melb), Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Department Chair, Business Technology and Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology

“Talent management for developing future leaders who have the capabilities and commitment needed for current and future organizational success become one of the biggest challenges that we are facing at Generali. Indeed this book has helped me and hopefully will help you also to explore the strategies in developing leaders in the era of VUCA-driven Fourth Industrial Revolution. Thanks to Prof Sattar Bawany as well who spend his valuable time with me on developing my leadership team.”

Edy Tuhirman, CEO
PT Asuransi Jiwa Generali Indonesia

“This is a work where the author has cut through the very complex subject of leadership with a very structured and logical approach that makes very meaningful sense of this complexity. The work explores thoroughly the dynamism of current leadership thinking. It also provides a very insightful and practical perspective that any practicing manager must further explore within themselves to enable them to improve their performance as a leader. Highly recommended.”

Michael Wooi, CEO,
International Professional Managers Association (IPMA)

“One of the key attributes of a good leader is to acknowledge the need for leadership transformation. It is unavoidable and must be confronted as it is this adoption that would keep any small or big organization vibrant and most importantly relevant.

Prof Sattar’s book offers you that indispensable insight which is refreshing thought-provoking and relentlessly logical. This magnificent contribution is most suited for business leaders who believe that changes are inevitable and are ready to transform.”

Dr. T. Chandroo, Chairman/CEO
Modern Montessori International Group Pte Ltd

“Though leaders and their organizations have been encountering VUCA conditions for at least the past decade, will they really be ready to contend with new disruption brought about by the 4th industrial revolution? Transforming the Next Generation of Leaders answers this question, and lays out a plan for how leaders, teams and organizations can thrive in the new world.”

Brian O. Underhill, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, CoachSource, LLC.,

“As we face the disruptive digital era of IR4.0, the next generation of leaders will find most of what they have learned in the past to be obsolete. To be successful, we need to constantly learn, unlearn and relearn, and be nimble and adaptable.

This book is a must read for someone who holds a leadership position regardless of the industry. It includes best practices and contemporary approaches to leadership development and will be useful to any leaders who want to navigate the fast-paced disruptive digital landscape.”

Suhaimi Salleh, Founder & CEO,
SSA Group

“One of the biggest challenges facing organizations today is that they are under greater pressure to develop future or next-generation leaders faster in response to the challenges of the highly disruptive and digital-driven era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This book is highly recommended as it targeted in scope and application and focuses on approaches that provide an understanding of the best practices and contemporary approaches to the identification, assessment, selection, and development of future leaders.”

Professor Noor Azizi Ismail, Vice Chancellor, Universiti
Malaysia Kelantan

“I congratulate Sattar on the launch of this book. He has drawn on his wealth of knowledge and experience in human resource development and consulting to author this easy-to-read guide and reference for leaders and managers in this disruptive, digitalized and transformative global operating environment.”

Patrick Tay, MP for West Coast GRC and Asst Secretary-General, National Trade Union Congress (NTUC)

“We live in a business world that is evolving at a rapid pace. Companies have to act now to prepare their next wave of leaders to grow and succeed. Sattar brings to the forefront the talent challenges at hand and what companies should be doing now to understand the competencies needed in our future leaders and prepare their Organizations. This book is a simple and easy read which provides a powerful roadmap and tools to help identify, assess, select and develop future leaders. ”

Dhirendra Shantilal, Global Board Director

“The book is a compendious read for leaders who aspire to bring their organization to the next tier in identifying and inculcating talent. It provides clear insight into the process of talent development and how to develop the next generation of leaders. An indispensable source of reference for all managers.”

Janet Quek , Regional L&D Director, South Asia,
Aon Service Corporation – Human Resources

“Professor Sattar has been one of high intellect, always challenging the norm and his provocative thoughts have always amazed me. I have enjoyed every interaction with him as he makes me reflect and think beyond… this is the epitome of a thought leader who is always raising the bar!”

Nadiah Tan Abdullah, Chief Human Resources
S P Setia

“I have known Prof. Sattar to be a visionary educator and practitioner who is passionate and convicted of how we as leaders should prepare ourselves to succeed in a VUCA world! His ability to put factbased evidence to support his understanding of Transforming the Next Generation of Leaders is convincing. But more so than that, is his practical approach to how this can and should be done. I strongly recommend this reading and if possible, his interaction and engagement, should this important subject resonate strongly with you.”

Collin Chiew, Director of Corporate Solutions
Agency, AIA Group

“It is my pleasure to highly recommend this book by Prof Bawany who has a deep passion for helping individuals and organizations achieve maximum performance success and greatness. Drawing on his extensive background in leadership and coaching experience, Prof Bawany lays out a very comprehensive view on how everyone who wants to build the NextGen leadership pipeline, need to consider the critical ingredients for effectiveness and change success.”

Carmen Wee, Group CHRO,
Surbana Jurong

“Rendering leadership to get results in today’s context is no longer adequate. The next generation leaders must also be well honed in leading transformation. I encourage readers to read this book to internalize the concept of Transforming the next generation of leaders as it has the potential to make you a truly great leader.”

Dr. Ahmad Magad, JP
Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF)

“I am personally very grateful to have known Prof Sattar Bawany. I always enjoy our dialogue about talent and leadership development whenever he visits our Jakarta office during his executive coaching sessions. Our organization has benefited tremendously from his coaching support where he has transformed several of our executives by looking deeper into ourselves and increasing our selfawareness and self-control, and thus we could improve our leadership skills effectively. I believe this book would give lots of insights to the readers that effective leadership is the result of the continuous adjustment, adaptation and right planning and execution.”

Rosalina Hanis, Human Resources Director
AstraZeneca Indonesia

“A whopper of a resource manual for any aspiring leader seeking a quick reference guide to help them navigate the challenges of leading in the digital age. It provides the reader with a comprehensive framework for developing the most relevant leadership competencies critical for professional success today and for the future.”

John Augustine Ong, Vice President, Human
Resources – Singapore Exchange

“This is one of the kinds of book that anticipates the need of the future leadership. Very Contextual and Future Proof idea!”

Steven Augustino Yudiyantho, Senior VP Human Capital
Bank Mandiri, Indonesia

“Sattar Bawany is a forward-thinking Executive Development Consultant, Practitioner and Master Executive Coach. I am glad that he has finally put his experiences into a must-read book for anyone wanting to build a sustainable talent pipeline…Read this book – and learn from one of the best.”

Cynthia Ooi, CHRO
Texchem Group, Malaysia

“A good read, with useful tips.”

Dr. Bernard Lim, Director of Leadership & Organisational Development
MOH Holdings Pte Ltd

“Developing the next generation of leaders to create value, inspire and see around corners takes a new mindset. Sattar distills his wisdom from teaching next generation leaders over the years into actionable insights for companies aiming to set themselves up well for the future of work.”


Diana Wu David, Author, Future Proof: Reinventing
Work in the Age of Acceleration