Lunch With Sumiko: You can't be effective if you go against your instincts, says PSC chairman Lee Tzu Yang

When it comes to leadership, you have to be yourself, says Public Service Commission chairman Lee Tzu Yang

Mr Lee Tzu Yang became chairman of the Public Service Commission in August last year. To better gauge what scholarship applicants are like, the PSC will be introducing game-based assessments which will help uncover qualities like risk tolerance, the
Mr Lee Tzu Yang became chairman of the Public Service Commission in August last year. To better gauge what scholarship applicants are like, the PSC will be introducing game-based assessments which will help uncover qualities like risk tolerance, the ability to adapt and perseverance.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Lee Tzu Yang is pleasant, polite and answers every question I put to him as best as he can.

But he gets visibly uncomfortable when the conversation veers too much into personal territory.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 06, 2019, with the headline 'You can't be effective if you go against your instincts'. Print Edition | Subscribe