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We are an Asia-based international centre dedicated to executive education, research, coaching and advisory services in the areas of leadership development and corporate governance.

The Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre or Iclif was created and funded by Bank Negara Malaysia (The Central Bank of Malaysia) in 2003 as an independent non-profit organisation with the aim of providing highly practical and relevant executive development and advisory services in Malaysia and globally across all industry and government sectors.

As the only organisation in the region that focuses on leadership and corporate governance together, we deliver holistic and sustainable solutions to our clients.

Our international faculty members bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from elite academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies. They are passionate about Asia, based in Asia, and conduct applied research in the Asian context.

How We Add Value

We help individuals
in their efforts to become more effective and authentic leaders.
We help leaders
in designing their organisations and talent strategies to optimise efficiency and growth.
We help boards
Strengthen governance effectiveness to drive long term sustainability of their organisations
Our Vision

To be the most respected Asia-based Leadership And Governance Centre

Our Mission

Developing leaders and directors for a better future

The Iclif Difference

Challenging conventional wisdom and rejecting outdated text-bookish models, we leverage on proprietary research to take clients on a unique, practical and deeply impactful journey of maximising personal and organisational potential.

We begin by redefining what great leadership really is.

  • Leadership is not a title or position to command or direct a group
  • Leadership is about creating change for a better future
  • Creating change encounters huge resistance at every step
  • Not giving up on the envisioned better future is at the heart of powerful leadership
  • There are no competencies, best practice models, or personality assessments for not giving up. Staying the course despite resistance requires deep intrinsic leadership energy
  • Such energy can neither be learned in classrooms nor automatically acquired upon promotion or appointment. It must be self-discovered
  • High Emotional Integrity (EI) is a pre-requisite to maximising one’s leadership energy. EI is having the courage to acknowledge and accept one’s deepest desires without judgment or guilt
  • After uncovering sources of their own long-lasting energy, real leaders align and maximise the energy of their people and organisations
  • Through effective corporate governance, the best organisations ensure that their leadership energy remains focused on ethical, sustainable and responsible pursuits

We live our values

Proactively help others to succeed
Think like an owner and make it better
Give and get feedback
Strive for excellence in everything we do
Assume positive intent

Our Differentiators

We don’t believe in a “one size fits all” solution. At Iclif, we are always innovating and leveraging on propriety research to bring our clients and partners unique, practical solutions, content, programmes and experiences. We do this by:

  • Redefining and reinventing personal and enterprise leadership
  • Providing 100% practical and usable content
  • Combining and applying the best of Eastern and Western wisdom – science, spirituality and psychology
  • Uncovering future-forward practices through proprietary research
  • Combining executive leadership and corporate governance excellence to create responsible growth.
  • Attracting out of the box thinkers – faculty, coaches and consultants – to collaborate under one roof

Sustainable And Responsible Success

Leadership is the art of harnessing human energy towards the creation of a better future. We also advocate and practice effective corporate governance for sustainable and responsible success.

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    Energise the entire organisation

    By proactively shaping the Brains (strategy), Bones (organisational architecture) and Nerves (culture of the enterprise)

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    Enlist and energise co-leaders

    By moving from “I” to “We”

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    Energise self

    By clarifying personal values and purpose and training the mind to stay focused and calm

Why Iclif

In this short video clip, Rajeev Peshawaria explains the common misconceptions about leadership and shares reasons why clients choose Iclif to help them improve the quality of leadership and corporate governance in their organisations.

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