Archive for June, 2011

Who Then What

Good to Great said something important when they said great leaders first resolve who and then decide what. Who means getting the right people on your team. It also means they are on the same sheet of paper with you in values and vision. “What” is the work they do. In China, I cannot imagine […]

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

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Story Telling

A business leader needs to gather stories faithfully. We must catch people doing right according to the vision and values we are consistently emphasizing. Gather in the stories of great service or exceptional candor and tell them if they are our values. Gather the stories and write them down to keep. They are an asset […]

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Posted in: Being the Right Person, Culture Development, Leadership, Motivating Workers

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Protecting Your Image

Many leaders get caught in the trap of seeking face whether they are Chinese or not. Older leaders who have developed this wrong ability in leadership for more than ten years are very hard to turn back. We usually recommend finding a new person who will be the right person. Cover ups are the worst […]

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

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