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A leader, team-builder - and his 'management by walking' style

A new biography shows the late Sim Kee Boon commanded great respect from people and excelled at team building.

Mr Sim Kee Boon (seated), acclaimed as the man who built Changi Airport, overseeing operations at the airport in 1981. PHOTO: ST FILE
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I found out quite a bit about my old boss from the recently launched biography, Sim Kee Boon: The Businessman Bureaucrat.

Even though I had worked for him in the civil service and knew all about his achievements and leadership qualities, I did not know much about his private life. 

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