Archive for Being the Right Person

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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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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Success Feels Good, Want More?

I am friends with a Westerner who came to manage a messy factory 6 years ago. The previous 6 years before him were tales of trouble leading to the shut down of one of their China businesses. Then he came. People made fun of him. They looked down on him because he was careful and […]

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The Value of Transparency in Hiring

Lets talk transparency in hiring. In China, I know a business where a production manager physically intimidated a quality manager. Workers had to restrain the production manager from hitting the quality manager in a meeting. The Western leader never knew this happened. We need to have businesses where information like this moves to the right […]

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What We Emphasize Is What We Get – Like it or Not

What we emphasize is what we get is easier to say than to do. Further, it is hard for us leaders in China to realize the impact we are having. We also often do not act on the impact our subordinate leaders are making. What We Emphasize is What We Get Even Though We Do […]

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Workers Either Must or Want to Follow I

The words must or want are critical for your team in China or elsewhere for that matter.  However, given the old school thinking of many Chinese managers, you need to think about how much you lose or gain depending  on the road your leaders choose. Below, I list two different paths. On the left is […]

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

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Succeeding in your China Acquisition II – After China Acquisition

After China acquisition, the real work begins. I dealt with a company who made a good acquisition here in China and then made a mess of it after they took control. They were very sharp on getting their finance systems working. However, they were poor on retaining the commitment and passion of the workforce. They […]

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Chinese People Problems, Problems Seeing Badly I

Chinese people problems are hard to avoid with a China background gap this big. China really developed very separate from the West.  One bad assumption in the example below led to years of frustration growing their China business. I have changed or blurred facts so as not to make this case or really any example I give […]

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Technology As You Move Up

When you start at lower levels, your technological ability is often the key to moving up. At higher levels, you should not be a doer as much as a leader. By the time you get to senior leadership, technology should only be 20% of your value. Leadership ability needs grow as you move up. And […]

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Four Irreplaceable Things Every Leader Must Do

The post on DO needs follow up, for the most important actions a leader must carry out can be shown in four points. 1.Establish and relentlessly promote the Mission, Vision, Values and Goals (MVVG). 2. Ensure just enough and correct structure to support the MVVG. 3. Facilitate those who carry out the MVVG. 4. Develop […]

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