Archive for Chinese Culture

What’s Trust in China Got To Do With Our Success?

People worthy of our trust in China are rare, and that is worth talking about again. Vernal Management has a blog post that I want us to take a look at it. I recommend this blog, and you can find the whole thing here. I paste  one point here: In study after study, two distinguishing […]

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Chinese Self Esteem – Why China Put a Rover on the Moon

Chinese Self Esteem is on display on the Moon more so than their technology for all who care to think about it. China made world headlines this week putting a rover on the moon that is out digging now.  See a story on that here if you have not already. Why do I say this […]

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Bad Chinese Management-Does It Have To Be This Way?

Chinese are not bad managers, but Westerners are bad at knowing which Chinese to hire and empower which leads to Bad Chinese Management. The Diplomat  has an article that I just ran across on why Chinese are bad managers. It is worth reading.  I have something to add. I have written before about China and The […]

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What Kind of Chinese Management Do You Want?

Chinese Management is not universally bad.  However, many problems exist and one should think carefully about what you are getting. A Chinese employee of mine left his American Fortune 500 company to join us saying, “The last American left in 2006, and the culture degraded from their own, and we became Chinese.” What he means […]

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China Recruiting Transparency and the Cost to You

China recruiting transparency relates to the Chinese cultural situation, recruiters, and also your own ability to be clear.  China Transparency in the government sector according to Transparency International rates a 41.  100 is ideal and anything below 50 represents a serious corruption problem.  China ranks slightly worse than Tunisia, Lesotho, and Burkino Faso.  China ranks […]

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How Does Chinese Urbanization Affect Your China Hiring Quality?

Is Your China Hiring Quality impacted by recent and on going Chinese Urbanization?  I was talking with a group of Chinese professionals today and 5 of 6 had grown up in the countryside. How many of your hires in the West grew up with chickens pecking about? Or grew up with parents who lived at […]

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Is Using the Art of War for Doing Business in China a Good Concept?

Is using the Art of War for doing business in China or anywhere a good concept? The Art of War is an amazing and timeless manual on war. It could be put next to On War by Clausewitz as a classic. American Business Magazine, which I usually like,  wrote about using Sun Tzu to manage your […]

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Doing Business in China: Boots on the Ground is Critical

Doing business in China by flying back and forth is not the way forward for your business. Getting boots and the right boots on the ground is a key step. China Law Blog has a great blog up on building your brand in China, and I recommend you read the whole post here. I paste one point here […]

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Excellence in Hiring Chinese Managers Needed For Breakthrough Performance

Hiring Chinese managers can be successful.  They can be great and highly motivated, but it takes great hiring especially at the top level to get there. Pat Lencioni,  author of Five Dysfunctions of  a Team is one of my favorite authors. He is an organizational health guru, and my business does recruiting in China to create […]

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GlaxoSmithKline and How to Hurt Yourself by Bad Hiring in China

Discussing ways to get thrown in jail in China, Dan Harris of China Law Blog had this to say among other comments: Much of the time what we are discussing is a plan to hire someone in China who is “really connected” and paying that person enough for them to exert their influence. See the […]

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