Archive for Coaching

Fear Must Be Driven Out

The highly successful Western GM of Bosch Siemens Wuxi likes to say this.  “Fear must be driven out.” What he sees is that fear is a big enemy of high quality production and overall business growth. I so agree. When workers fear, their creativity dives. Their initiative goes down.  Reporting of problems goes down. Workers […]

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Posted in: Coaching, Culture Development, Leadership, Motivating Workers, System, Team Development

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Need New People? – Make The Rare Triple Play

I may not catch this webinar, but what they say in the opening here is so right…. Hiring + 90 Wisdom and M4R Model: Managing and Engaging in the First Quarter Hiring the right person – check. Managing the new hire – check. Engaging the new hire – uh oh! The first 90 days can […]

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Posted in: China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Coaching, Motivating Workers, Team Development

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Success and Failure in China

When I think over my 20 years of experience in China, I can list what made me succeed and fail pretty readily. Success: Hired the right first person who worked for me and the company capably, hard and loyally Created enough safety so that workers told me what the problems were as they saw it. […]

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

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Rising Costs

Foreign Entrepreneurs in China listed some top concerns for US companies in China. Here are her top three from Amcham Shanghai: Key Business Challenges in China (%) (*) Rising Costs   (91%) Human Resource Constraints    (90%) Increasing Competition    (83%) For her complete list look here. Foxconn said that salaries for many workers would immediately […]

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

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Develop or Fire to Increase Your Success

In a previous post, I said good leaders develop or fire. I emphasized that they do not use workers. I want to add to that to make your success bigger. I often see Western Leaders afraid to handle a Chinese leader problem or shortcoming as they are afraid of what will happen. One bad fit […]

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Great Leaders Ask for Coaching

Let me start out with a Pat Lencioni Quote which you can find here, “Sit down and think about each of the people who work for you. Identify something about them that you admire, that you genuinely believe they do better than you. That shouldn’t be hard, because every employee has skills or talents that […]

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Posted in: Being the Right Person, Coaching, Culture Development, Leadership, Motivating Workers

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Getting the Best Workers is Getting Harder

I here quote Vivek Wadhwa in a Washington Post article I fell across at LinkedIn. During my recent trip, I also taught classes at Tsinghua University, for an entrepreneurship program run by UC-Berkeley’s Center for Entrepreneurship. The students there were very much like those I teach at Duke and Berkeley. They were hungry for knowledge, […]

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Posted in: Being the Right Person, China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Coaching, Culture Development, Leadership, Motivating Workers, Team Development

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