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Be Know Do III – The DO

Perhaps followers of this blog know that I will say Do follows naturally from BE and Know. It does. The US Army Leadership Field Manual says it well: “Leaders act. They bring together everything they are, everything they believe, and everything they know how to do to provide purpose, direction, and motivation.” And here I […]

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Be Know Do II – The Know

Without considering the BE in the first Be Know Do Blog, the Know becomes nothing but manipulation.  Nevertheless, let me throw out some guidance on the Knows. The US Army has found that we need four kinds of Know to be successful leaders. They call them: Interpersonal Skills, Conceptual Skills, Technical Skills, and Tactical Skills. […]

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Egoism in China and Ourselves – An Enemy to Consider

I want to start this post with a quote. “The greatest disease among leaders is not alcoholism, it is egoism.”    from Harold Geneen in his book Managing.  Merriam Webster says egoism “is excessive concern for oneself with or without exaggerated feelings of self-importance.” Meaning that sometimes excessive concern for oneself is blatant pride and […]

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What’s missing?

What’s missing? I write a lot about leadership and little about China and there is a reason for that. Companies do not realize the increased demands of leadership required by the cross cultural problem we call China. China is not the problem. Pay attention to leadership in China. Cross cultural problems place a much higher demand […]

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A Different Kind of Genius for China

A Different Kind of Genius for China Knowledge What is the right genius for China? Many times we become too knowledgeable to be good leaders. Actually, knowledge itself is not the enemy, but we naturally get proud and stop seeking advice when we get knowledgeable. It also becomes a trap as you start to find […]

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The Company or Me

The topic I am raising is am I working for my company foremost or me?  And what about my workers? Are they putting the company before their own interest? Me First First is: Have I personally got it straight that I am first working for the company and then working for me? I am at […]

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Yes, The Problem Is Us – Denial Hurts

Optimism and positive thinking are key principles of leadership – but when it blinds leaders to real risks then it is harmful. The Problem is Us – Let’s Look in the Mirror I remember politely telling one GM that his factory was like a train wreck waiting to happen. I could not say which wheel […]

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