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Energizing Workers

  Energizing workers is a force multiplier. Using workers demeans them, and in a culture like China with too much criticism, it is a bad plan. Workers need to know how they are doing and they need to have a way to measure it. They need us leaders to recognize them for their real achievements. […]

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

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Organization or Product Focus

Some time back, I was leading a private manufacturing company, and they let me go. The event brings out a principle that I want to emphasize today. I spent my days building the organization and making sure high quality product got out the door while we did this. I built a team that could work together. […]

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Posted in: Change Management, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Coaching, Culture Development, Leadership, Team Development

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Leadership is about Ends and not Means

Leaders like to direct action. They seek leadership, and they like leading. I will not say that is wrong, but it often leads to telling subordinates how to do their job. Let me tell a true story with some facts changed as always to protect identity. I know a factory where a good leader, let’s […]

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

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Ownership Attitude – I Like That

An Ownership Attitude is the next big step after character. First is getting people you trust on the team. That is the character portion. Next is empowering these people and checking and coaching. Any time you sense a good ownership attitude in the right people, talk about it. That is what you want, so talk […]

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

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Workers Either Must or Want to Follow II

A comment on my previous post shows me a follow up is in order. The comment by Will asked how long it takes to get to a WANT kind of culture. This reminds me of one new department I started not so long ago. From day 1, I encouraged workers toward an open culture, and […]

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