Archive for January, 2013

Who’s Most Deceptive in Your Organization? Part II

I talked about how we do not feel we are wearing the black hat yesterday, and you can find that here. Leaders often justify themselves and one is that the others are not understanding them. Each of us has our own experiences and personality that impact us and make others judge us unfairly. However, we […]

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Posted in: Being the Right Person, Leadership, Team Development

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Let’s Make This Money. Be a Great Place To Work – in China

As owners, we all want to be a great place to work.  It is closer to us than we think and in China is well worth the focus. Here are a few quotes from Fast Company to set up the thought. Fewer than 3 in 10 workers admit to having their hearts in their jobs. […]

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

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Hiring Chinese People – Fearing What Should Be Feared

Consistently hiring Chinese people who are true to their word is a high art form. We have some risks we probably have not thought about enough.  Knowing what to fear has been a topic on this blog in the past, and I want to touch on it again today. We all have our own experiences, personalities […]

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Posted in: Culture Development, Decision Making, Leadership, Team Development

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Thoughts on Transparency and Empowerment

Transparency and empowerment are related. I was talking with some workers at a factory putting an assembly together. I asked the line leader, “What is that assembly used for?” The line leader said, “I don’t know.” He had finished 80 already that day and who knows how many that month. We can and must do a lot […]

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

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Hospitals and Schools

International schools and International Hospitals catering to Westerners have made life a lot easier for Westerners in China. Domestically, both are in crisis. The Chinese school system is archaic, relies heavily on  rote memorization, and criticism of kids and parents are their only two tools to improve performance seemingly.  Chinese brain drain is heavily influenced […]

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Posted in: China, Chinese Culture, Market Entry

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