Korn Ferry explored how corporate leaders in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) have evolved during the COVID-19 crisis.

Interviews were conducted with over 70 CEOs from across the APAC region from Sept. 2021 – July 2022.

Key Findings:
1.) The most common themes from the conversations with CEOs were about:
— Making bold decisions quickly
— Communicating more often and with more honesty
— Leading with humility and empathy
2.) 23% of the CEOs talked about how their mindset and view of the world evolved during the COVID-19 outbreak, with some leaders stating they took the time to ask themselves fundamental existential questions.
3.) Of the 41 CEOs who spoke about leading through the pandemic, 17% explicitly stated that they have expanded their leadership repertoire during the crisis.
4.) Of the 53 CEOs who discussed lessons from the pandemic, nearly 23% spoke about digital transformation—one of the most significant changes seen by companies during the pandemic.
— Companies lagging in enhancing their digital profile soon found themselves scrambling to operate in a digital-only world.

Find the original report here.

Heidy Modarelli handles Growth & Marketing for IPR. She has previously written for Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, The Next Web, and VentureBeat.
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