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Leadership Lessons from Lee Kuan Yew #rememberingLKY - @slidecomet @vulcanpost

This was intended initially to commemorate #SG50 and celebrating the illustrious life of Singapore's founding father: Lee Kuan Yew. Unfortunately he passed away due to his condition at the age of 91, and for 7 days we mourn to remember his inspiration.

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LEADERSHIP LESSONS
LEE KUAN YEW
from
1950s
IN THE LAST 50 YEARS…
Singapore transformedfrom
atrading port which was tobe
rejectedbyMalaysia
RICHEST, SAFEST &
MOST ORDERLY
2015
countries in the world
into one of the
He led Singapore to independence in 1965
and served as its first Prime Minister for
31 years, setting the record as the world's
longest-serving Prime Minister.
It wouldn’t have been possible without him
SINGAPORE’S FOUNDING FATHER
LEADERSHIP LESSONS
LEE KUAN YEW
from

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Leadership Lessons from Lee Kuan Yew #rememberingLKY - @slidecomet @vulcanpost

  • 2. 1950s IN THE LAST 50 YEARS… Singapore transformedfrom atrading port which was tobe rejectedbyMalaysia
  • 3. RICHEST, SAFEST & MOST ORDERLY 2015 countries in the world into one of the
  • 4. He led Singapore to independence in 1965 and served as its first Prime Minister for 31 years, setting the record as the world's longest-serving Prime Minister.
  • 5. It wouldn’t have been possible without him SINGAPORE’S FOUNDING FATHER
  • 8. Lee knew that Singapore might not survive on it’s own after it’s separation from Malaysia.
  • 9. But he was determined to prove himself wrong
  • 10. “I am not here to play somebody else’s game. I have a few million lives to account for. SINGAPORE WILL SURVIVE! ” —Separation of 1965
  • 12. Sometimes, the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the leader.
  • 13. Old buildings High-rise flats in the midst of a housing crisis, large scale changes were needed to
  • 14. “Because of my house, neighbouring houses cannot be built high. I said ! ! ! — Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going DEMOLISH MY HOUSE ”
  • 16. NOTPOLITICALLYCORRECT. “I’ve always tried to be correct, ” — 2000
  • 17. He is known to lead with an ‘iron fist’ when it comes to decisions that affect Singapore.
  • 18. Many opposed certain policies, but such ruthless pragmatism was what Singapore needed at the time.
  • 19. “We would not have made the economic progress if we had not intervened on very personal matters. Who your neighbour is, how you live, the noise you make, HOWYOUSPIT,ORWHEREYOUSPIT. ” — 1968
  • 21. Mr Lee is known for giving powerful, passionate speeches, and when he speaks, it’s difficult not to listen.
  • 22. “Whoever governs Singapore must have that iron in him. Or give it up. This is not a game of cards. This is your life and mine. I’ve spent a whole lifetime building this and as long as I’m in charge, ! ! -1980 ”NOBODYISGOINGTOKNOCKITDOWN
  • 24. Lee is unapologetically frank and curt. He does not mince his words.
  • 25. One of the best things you can do as a leader is to acknowledge and speak the truth.
  • 26. “I have been accused of many things in my life, but not even my worst enemy has ever accused me of being afraid to ! ! (1955) SPEAKMYMIND ”
  • 28. As his wife grew frail, Mr Lee took personal care of her.
  • 29. LKY: ‘We have been together for most of our lives. You cannot leave me alone now. I will make your life worth living in spite of your physical handicap.’ ! She said: ‘That is a big promise.’ ! He replied: HAVEIEVERLETYOUDOWN? — After her 2nd Stroke
  • 31. It is this never-say-die attitude that has made Mr. Lee’s actions and accomplishments through Singapore’s troubled beginnings memorable
  • 32. “Even from my sick bed, even if you are going to lower me into the grave and I feel something is going wrong, ” I WILL GET UP. — From the 1988 National Day Rally ”
  • 33. 1923-2015 LEE KUAN YEW In loving memory of
  • 35. WHAT HAVE I GIVEN UP? MY LIFE. — The Hard Truths “ I have no regrets. I have spent my life, so much of it, building up this country. There’s nothing more that i need to do. At the end of the day, what have i got? A successful Singapore. ”
  • 36. VULCANPOST Based off articles from the Vulcan Post is all about living life with a digital edge, up and coming startups, and people who inspire conversations. Click!
  • 38. CREDITS Images Singapore Panorama Shot - DigitalNegative.co National Day Crowd - http://www.wellsphere.com/parenting-article/happy-43rd-birthday- singapore/31789 Mrs.Lee: http://www.transitioning.org/2010/10/03/mm-lee-reads-poem-to-his-wife/ ! Worker’s Talking: http://www.daidaika.net/plus/view_content.php?aid=8145&i=45 ! Raise hands: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/325654/cbb/discovery-channel-pays- tribute-to-the-father-of-modern-day-singapore-in-success-story-lee-kuan-yew ! Cover image of LKY: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/lee-kuan-yew-singapore-will-survive-look-back- countrys-founding-father-1492582# ! Old images of LKY : Adapted from various Youtube Videos
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