Guided by the core values of “Si Li Ji Ren”, Lee Kum Kee grew into a century-old enterprise of sauces with products sold to over 200 countries and regions around the world. But it did not rest contented on its laurels but put forward its second mission, that is, sharing worldwide the premium Chinese regimen culture through its Chinese herbal health products. To this end, Infinitus was founded.
In a short span of 20-odd years, Infinitus has established its market presence around China and abroad. In recent years, LKKHPG has further established “Naturale”, “HeHa” and its property investment business and become a modern and diversified business group.
Mr. Sammy Lee, author of the book, is from the fourth generation of Lee Kum Kee Group. He has accomplished impressive achievements in managing the Company, breaking the “curse of short-life” typical in many Chinese enterprises. At the same time, he also enjoyed a healthy, comfortable and joyful life. What enables him to succeed at both fronts?
If it is the core values of “Si Li Ji Ren” that lift Lee Kum Kee into a century-old enterprise, then the Autopilot Leadership Model is the secret behind the dazzling success of LKKHPG. This model is derived from the concept of “invisible leadership” proposed by Lao Tze in his masterpiece Tao Teh King, and at the same time, it is also coupled with modern occidental management theory.
The author draws analogy between the autopilot system of automobile and company leadership to emphasize that in the absence of leaders, employees can also discharge their duties independently and work towards the same goal, just like a car in autopilot mode.
In this model, talent and team hold the key. Through the six dimensions including “choosing the right talents”, "high trust environment”, “highly effective team”, “common goal”, “effective empowerment” and “coaching and developing talent”, the employees can unleash their full potential and feel exhilarated so that more talents are attracted to the Company, ensuring the sustained continuity of the Company.