Ep35: My job as a corporate business leader in banking.

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In this episode, Mei Phing discusses her role as the Senior Director and Head of Governance at Standard Chartered Bank, highlighting the importance of networking, communication, and leadership skills in managing a large portfolio and diverse stakeholders.



00:38 🌟 Mei Phing joined the business team at Standard Chartered Bank after a personal sabbatical, emphasizing the importance of networking and staying connected with valuable contacts.

01:43 🌎 Mei Phing managed a portfolio of $1.5 billion and stakeholders from 43 countries, highlighting the significance of understanding people and effective communication.

02:53 πŸ’Ό Mei Phing faced challenges in managing people’s mindset towards change and emphasized the importance of adaptability and leadership skills.

05:08 πŸ‘©‍πŸ’Ό Mei Phing shares her experience of being judged based on her young appearance, but focuses on delivering value and managing expectations to overcome such biases.

06:50 πŸš€ Mei Phing discusses the opportunity to venture into the FinTech business and the importance of continuously learning and picking up new skills in order to progress in a career.

08:24 πŸ’‘ Mei Phing emphasizes the transition from execution to strategic thinking as a key test for leadership roles and the importance of decision-making with limited information.


Key Insights

🌟 Mei Phing highlights the significance of networking and staying connected with people who understand your value and can provide valuable opportunities.

🌎 Managing a large portfolio and diverse stakeholders requires strong communication and understanding of people’s perspectives and challenges.

πŸ’Ό Leading teams in a complex business environment involves managing people’s mindset towards change and being adaptable to new challenges.

πŸ‘©‍πŸ’Ό Overcoming biases and judgments based on physical appearance requires focusing on delivering value and managing expectations.

πŸš€ Continuously learning and picking up new skills is essential for career progression and adapting to new roles and responsibilities.

πŸ’‘ Transitioning from execution to strategic thinking is a crucial step for leadership roles, requiring critical thinking and the ability to make decisions with limited information.

🌟 Confidence in leadership comes from competence in skills and experience, and it is important to balance execution with strategic thinking in senior management roles.



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