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Leadership is more about character than competence

Recapture spirit of pioneers who succeeded despite lacking technical expertise

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What will the Year of the Rat be like for Singapore?

If I were a geomancer, I might say it will be good if the people can develop the attributes of a good rat in popular Chinese zodiacal mythology: diligent, gregarious, quick to act on social occasions, with good intuition, foresight and business acumen.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 02, 2020, with the headline Leadership is more about character than competence. Subscribe