Archive for May, 2012

Guanxi – A New Look, Part I

So Chinese are known for doing business with their friends. The word Guanxi is being internationalized as networking did not seem to capture what was happening. Why do Chinese work with friends and relatives? Trust.  They hire a relative while thinking: “You may not have as much ability, but I know you will not steal […]

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

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Staying Out of Both Sourcing Ditches and a Market Opening Too

The Procurement Leaders have a great  blog up especially if you like the Wright Brothers. Take a look at the whole thing here. They note that complicated SLA’s ultimately mean that important things are not focused on enough.  Well said. I also think we need to consider our life here in China.  Simplifying contracts is […]

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Posted in: China, External Stakeholders, Market Entry, Quality, Sourcing

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Bogus Resumes and Scott Thompson of Yahoo!

Scott Thompson, CEO of Yahoo!, has a computer science college degree listed that he never received (It was accounting).  Another leader at Yahoo! has a degree that she got but in a different major.  See the whole story here So if a relatively honest and even naive America can have falsehood in resumes, then how […]

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Posted in: China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Resumes

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Fear Must Be Driven Out

The highly successful Western GM of Bosch Siemens Wuxi likes to say this.  “Fear must be driven out.” What he sees is that fear is a big enemy of high quality production and overall business growth. I so agree. When workers fear, their creativity dives. Their initiative goes down.  Reporting of problems goes down. Workers […]

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Posted in: Coaching, Culture Development, Leadership, Motivating Workers, System, Team Development

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Leadership and Objectivity

I often tell people around me, “To objectively read a book is impossible.”  This is an important principle that many of you know in one way or another.  However, most people do not realize how fundamental this idea is to business growth. A corollary to this phrase would be: to objectively view a customer, supplier, […]

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

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