As the prime mover of the prison reform in Singapore that brought down the prison population from more than 18,000 to fewer than 13,000 between 2002 and 2006, author Chua Chin Kiat draws on his experience of transforming the Singapore Prison Service, from an inward-looking custodian of prisoners to an outward-looking “Captain of Lives”. By outlining the pathway of how an organisation can be transformed, he lays down in detail the steps involved and the leadership lessons from leading what is affectionately referred to as the “little local revolution”. He presents the case for transforming the Singapore Civil Service as well as Singapore’s people sector from the ground up, agency by agency, organisation by organisation. The INSEAD case, based on the Singapore Prison story, provides further evidence that the leadership lessons derived are equally applicable to international private sector senior executives. Leaders in the public, people and private sectors will benefit from the step-by-step guide and leadership perspectives of the author in this book, “Leading Reform”.