Archive for May, 2011

Building a Team- Who Before What

Again and again we see messy teams and do what we can to help. Companies hire people by putting huge pressure on recruiters to find the perfect resume candidate. They get the resume, but do not get what they need. And later they need to call us to dig them out. We can dig them […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Culture Development, Leadership, Team Development

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We Have Nothing To Fear…But Fearing the Wrong Thing II

We Have Nothing To Fear…But Fearing the Wrong Thing II

In a recent post, I noted two puzzling cases of fearing the wrong thing. I list them again here: 1. Business leaders focus solely on technology or gut feeling in hiring workers because they fear not having enough technology, or they just follow their gut. 2. Business leaders put off big decisions because they are […]

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Posted in: Change Management, Leadership, Motivating Workers

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We have nothing to fear but….fearing the wrong thing

Ah yes, we should fear fearing the wrong thing. Dave Barry said here: All of us are born with a set of instinctive fears–of falling, of the dark, of lobsters, of falling on lobsters in the dark, or speaking before a Rotary Club, and of the words “Some Assembly Required. Seriously, I see two fears […]

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Posted in: China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Culture Development, Leadership, Resumes

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Ownership Attitude – I Like That

An Ownership Attitude is the next big step after character. First is getting people you trust on the team. That is the character portion. Next is empowering these people and checking and coaching. Any time you sense a good ownership attitude in the right people, talk about it. That is what you want, so talk […]

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Posted in: China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Coaching, Culture Development, Leadership, Motivating Workers, Team Development

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Success Feels Good, Want More?

I am friends with a Westerner who came to manage a messy factory 6 years ago. The previous 6 years before him were tales of trouble leading to the shut down of one of their China businesses. Then he came. People made fun of him. They looked down on him because he was careful and […]

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Posted in: Being the Right Person, China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Culture Development, Leadership, Motivating Workers, Team Development

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