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China Country Leader Recruitment-9 Things to Beware

Many companies that have outsourced manufacturing, make product outside China, or are in the service industry  need China Country Leader Recruitment as need someone to manage their sales development in China. This position is critical to all your work in China, and no company takes it lightly.  However,  too many use the method they used […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Leadership

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China Success, China Failure: A Tale of Two US Companies in China

Your China success is from your employees. Your failure is about you. Good to Great found in research that great leaders look in the mirror when things go bad and look out the window to thank someone when things go well. Such an important research discovery. When are you looking in the mirror, and when are […]

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Successful Business Leadership China – 11 Critical Points for Hiring

Successful business leadership China can occur with the right thinking. I recently visited a GM we placed who is rapidly turning around a previously struggling US WOFE. He said, “Western companies are too cheap when they come to China. They need to spend the money to get the right guy to succeed.” I heartily agree. […]

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Vulnerability as a Key to Good Hiring and Great Leadership

Vulnerability is a key to good hiring.  It is a key to great Leadership as well. My workers know a key value for our company is Transparency which is deep vulnerability. For us to be great at finding great hires, we have to be experts on transparency (yes, vulnerability). So, I was at a GLS […]

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Posted in: Being the Right Person, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Leadership

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Decision Making and the Starbuck’s Effect

Investing in more people in China takes a higher calculus in 2024 than in 2012 when I first wrote this blog.  With the right risk assessment, I see companies moving ahead again. Let’s think on our decision making biases. I have helped a number of Western companies make decisions to invest in China to start […]

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Posted in: China, Decision Making, Leadership, Market Entry

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China and Teachability

China and Teachability are often not concepts we think of together, but we need to. Many word  checks will say that teachability is not a word.  After a few years managing in China, it became a word I would add to the dictionary.   China and Teachability is so valuable and so hard to find.  […]

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