The Mind of the Leader


Meet the Author


Evening Presentation
Drinks Reception 6:30pm
Presentation 7:00pm
Close 8:00pm

Organizations globally, are facing a leadership crisis. Despite 46 billion U.S. dollars spent each year on leadership development, a recent Gallup survey concluded that 82 percent of employees find their leaders “uninspiring.” While most leadership training focuses on outward skills such as strategy, people management and finance, new research indicates that leadership should start inward  with the mind. Based on extensive research including assessments of more than 35,000 leaders and interviews with 250 C-level executives, The Mind of the Leader explores how understanding the workings of their own minds and training it for the most essential qualities, leaders can lead themselves effectively first, in order to better lead their people and tap into their human need for meaning, fulfillment and human connectedness. Co-author, Rasmus Hougaard will outline the mental qualities that are critical to becoming effective leaders.


Rasmus Hougaard is the Founder and Managing Director of Potential Project, which provides customized leadership and organizational training programs based on mindfulness. He works with Fortune 500 companies, and has led more than 1,500 workshops and programs. Mr. Hougaard is a leading authority on training the mind to be more focused, effective and clear in an organizational context. He is co-author of two books, The Mind of the Leader and One Second Ahead: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness. Mr. Hougaard is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, Forbes and Business Insider. He was selected for the 2018 Thinkers50 Radar list of 30 up-and-coming management thinkers. Mr. Hougaard received his Master’s degree in Organizational Behavior Studies from Roskilde University.


Event Details

Thu 30 Aug 2018
6:30 - 8 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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$200 Asia Society members/ Friends of Potential Project; $350 Non-members
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