Archive for August, 2012

Accountability and Fear

First, I just want to get you a link to a great HBR article on Accountability. Deb Mills-Scofield writes it so well. Fear of failure is an enemy of Accountability. First it kills accountability and then goes on to drive out commitment and trust. So she is writing that from the States.  How do you […]

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Posted in: China, Chinese Culture, Culture Development, Leadership, Motivating Workers

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Lower Level Managers

Catching up a little after vacation last week when the blog was on auto pilot.  Pasting a few words from Forbes.  See the whole article here Regardless of who the CEO may be, operational execution takes place at the mid-level and supervisory level. When these individuals are well aligned, coached, and trained, the business thrives. […]

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

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30 Best Practices To Be and Do As a Leader – Area 5, Develop Ownership

Develop Ownership   Establish a Positive Environment Notice the good and encourage creativity. Oppose criticism of new and yet immature thought. Nit picking on others’ weaknesses and without seeing the whole person must be opposed. Constructive criticism should be welcome by all. Empower, Empower, Empower If everything revolves around the leader then no great culture […]

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30 Best Practices To Be and Do As a Leader – Area 4, Know What to Know

Know What to Know Know Yourself and Develop Who You are Constantly seek personal feedback and apply it with as much accountability as you can find. Spend regular time considering who you really are. Consider how you do against the golden rule.  This one is preeminent over these that follow and were before this.  Failure […]

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30 Best Practices To Be and Do As a Leader – Area 3, Make Sure People Know How They Are Doing

Make Sure People Know How They Are Doing Give Feedback Often Workers need to know what they are doing right and wrong or they end up working in the wrong direction or just losing motivation. Every thing from on the spot help in an area to quarterly formal evaluation times must be done wholeheartedly.  No […]

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30 Best Practices To Be and Do As a Leader – Area 2, Open Up the Communication

Open Up the Communication Get Workers to Argue With and Confront You Leaders challenge the way things are.  Promote healthy conflict.  Let every possible voice be heard. However, drive issues toward resolution. Once you have heard enough, make the decision.  Require your team to implement with passion. Encourage people to talk. Encourage a system that […]

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30 Best Practices To Be and Do As a Leader – Area 1, Lead The Organization

Lead the Organization   Take Charge Establish and relentlessly promote the Mission, Vision, Values and Goals (MVVG).  Further, the goal is to avoid determining the means people use, but facilitate them getting there along the goals and values so all are on the same path. Give Focus to Building Your Team and Teamwork Hire people […]

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