Archive for Culture Development

Diversity is a Good Word- Lets Think About it Different in China

America is strong because of immigration and not inspite of it. 2 million people become Americans by immigration every year. Dealing with American companies, I see a lot of different ethnicity. In China, people are Han Chinese with an occassional Hui minority person thrown in every once in a while. That is not much difference […]

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Posted in: China, Chinese Culture, Culture Development, Leadership, Team Development

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China and Confidence

I have written that Struggle is a good word to describe what is going on in each Chinese heart. One reason this is true is because of low self esteem. The whole country suffers from low self esteem and thus even the Chinese government is super sensitive to criticism. How do we help people who […]

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

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Is Anger Our Enemy?

I really like the Harvard Business Review, but surprisingly I want to take issue with one statement in an otherwise good post on 5 Self-Defeating Behaviors.  See the whole thing here.  See the start of her number 1 pasted here. Getting angry Anger and blame are unproductive emotions…. Admittedly, anger is often misused, however anger […]

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Posted in: Being the Right Person, Culture Development, Leadership, Team Development

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Not Enough Sales

Most business leaders want to have more sales. Training sales teams is one thing we do for customers. Improving marketing is another slightly deeper path. However, at many companies, focus on any given sales function may not lead to significant benefit. A deeper look is needed. All sectors of the company should be touched to […]

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Posted in: Change Management, Culture Development, Decision Making, Leadership, System

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Let Freedom Ring

On a day where Election results are coming in in America, tears come to my eyes to see people voting with  their kids and waiting hours in line to make their vote. May we love the other guy even if he did not vote the way we did. Freedom has two sides we can consider […]

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

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Innovation Development Insight from 3M Part II

I want to follow up on what I said yesterday.  I noted that 3M encourages wandering around, and I can add they even have walkways just for that. However, today I want to add that they also rotate people from one project to another every 4 to 6 years. This cross pollinating is another part […]

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Innovation Development Insight From 3M

In his book, Imagine: How Creativity Works, Jonah Lehrer tells how 3M created a great inventive company. 1.  They encourage people to take breaks and do whatever during the work day. The even have one hour to work on whatever each day which Google later copied.  Breakthroughs more often come when people can relax or […]

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