Archive for January, 2012

Develop or Fire to Increase Your Success

In a previous post, I said good leaders develop or fire. I emphasized that they do not use workers. I want to add to that to make your success bigger. I often see Western Leaders afraid to handle a Chinese leader problem or shortcoming as they are afraid of what will happen. One bad fit […]

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

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Strategic Sourcing in China

Good leadership certainly requires good thinking on sourcing. Naturally, many of us started in China by relying on cheap labor and correspondingly shocking low prices.  Some of us became used to buying  on price while keeping a close eye on quality. Today the story has changed or is changing.  Barry at the China Sourcing Blog wrote […]

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Posted in: Customers, External Stakeholders, Quality, Sourcing

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Great Leaders Ask for Coaching

Let me start out with a Pat Lencioni Quote which you can find here, “Sit down and think about each of the people who work for you. Identify something about them that you admire, that you genuinely believe they do better than you. That shouldn’t be hard, because every employee has skills or talents that […]

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

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Getting the Best Workers is Getting Harder

I here quote Vivek Wadhwa in a Washington Post article I fell across at LinkedIn. During my recent trip, I also taught classes at Tsinghua University, for an entrepreneurship program run by UC-Berkeley’s Center for Entrepreneurship. The students there were very much like those I teach at Duke and Berkeley. They were hungry for knowledge, […]

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

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China Bashing as Political Sport

The Wall Street Journal says, “Obama Plans Panel to Watch China.” Give me a break. Political pandering, pure pandering. We, in China, get sick of China enforcing laws against us businessmen here more severely than they enforce them on their favorite SOE’s. However, in the present political season in the States, we see traditional foreigner […]

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Posted in: China, Leadership

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