Leadership and Power Tactics from Ho Ching

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Leadership and Power Tactics from Ho Ching
“The Prime Minister’s Powerful Better Half” is an article about a powerful women named Ho Ching, the Chief executive officer of Temasek Holdings. This summary will provide responses to questions about Ho Ching’s influence based on this week’s reading materials. It will explain whether or not Ho Ching is an influential leader, what types of tactics she uses to influence others based on a portion of her speech, and list her sources of power and characterize her motives. Finally this summary will explain whether or not managerial differences based on gender play a role in Ho Ching’s influence. Ho Ching as an Influential Leader
Ho Ching is an influential leader based on the reading materials. She is an influential leader because she is the wife of Singapore’s Prime minister. Meaning she has the ear of one of the nation’s most powerful men on a day to day basis. Ho Ching and her husband are involved in forceful debates because they do not always agree on subject matters. By engaging in these debates, she tries to influence her husband’s view. Ho Ching is also influential because of her position as the CEO of Temasek Holdings where she manages a portfolio of approximately 50 billion dollars. She attained this position through influence increased from education, experience and in part through family networks. Ho Ching has the power to influence numerous markets throughout Asia as the CEO of a powerful holding firm.

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