Ho Ching Case

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Ronald Alger, Tatiana Reed, Angela Dupree, Blake Bowen, and Ina Obasi
Organizational Leadership 3090 - 001
Case Study # 1
02/22/2015

The Prime Minister’s Powerful Better Half

This case is about Ho Ching, a business women who in 2002 became the chief executive officer (CEO) for Temasek Holdings, a Singapore based state owned Investment Company that presently has 490 employees and a 223 billion dollar portfolio, focused primarily in Asia. (Temasek, 2015) This case will discuss Ho Ching’s approach to leadership and her ability to influence others with her sources of power as they apply to leadership. Ho Ching has proven her ability to influence change as the president and CEO of Singapore Technologies Group and now as the CEO of Temasek Holdings. A leader’s role is to maximize the output of a group. In order for a leader to accomplish this they must direct and coordinate throughout the whole process. She has exemplified these attributes in her work and career. According to the (Biography of Famous People) Ho Ching is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to her ability to make deals throughout the globe. When Ho Ching became part of Temasek Holding’s, their portfolio was around 50 billion and was subject to Singapore companies only. In her first year as CEO they gained holdings around Asia and now throughout the globe. Their portfolio more than doubled to 108 billion and is now worth 223 billion. Due to her success, I would have to say that Ho Ching is very influential as a leader. She has the ability to influence major corporations throughout the world to invest billions of dollars with Temasek Holdings and has become known over the world as a successful business women. She was also presented in Time magazine in 2007 as one of the top 100 most influential leaders in the world. In an excerpt of one of Ho Ching’s speeches, she utilizes persuasion and inspirational appeal in order to influence her listeners. “She explains in her speech that even though



References: Biography of Famous People, Retrieved February 10, 2015, from http://biography.1writers.com/ho- ching-biography-and-photos/ Hatten, Timothy. S. (2012). Small Business Management: Entrepreneurship and Beyond. Mason, Ohio: South-Western, Cengage Learning. Reuters: Temasek CEO Ho Ching to quit after rocky ride, Retrieved February 18, 2015, from http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/02/06/us-temasek-idUSTRE5152CA20090206 Temasek, Retrieved February 10, 2015, from http://www.temasek.com.sg/

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