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Office Politics – Can Anything Be Done? See These 3 Ways

A Google Search of Office Politics turns up 115M responses and none of us is surprised.  It is rampant, and many companies just throw up their hands. I can go to any company across Asia, Europe, and North America and find rampant politics. I am Six Sigma Certified, and we all know that politics is […]

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China Talent War is On and Growing – SME’s Can Still Win

The China Talent War can be won with the right focus.  I just fell upon a slightly dated article from HRM Asia that is of enduring value. Here is a quote from that article. With an abundance of university graduates available, the issue is not talent but suitability, says Elizabeth Martin-Chua who was formerly Senior Vice-President, […]

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Boggled in China – The NDA example

My family recently bought the game called Boggle, and I have been boggling with my 9 year old for the last few days. Boggle uses our divergent thinking ability.   It is the ability to look at the same thing and see it in a different way.  In my childhood, I understood that most excellent […]

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More People, More Problems?

Some companies automate to keep head count down as people are their headache. It is so sad to me to hear. Sure, automation is needed in many cases, but to throw up our hands at the people problems and automate is not good business. We invest in good equipment. We should also invest up front […]

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The Point of Diversity is Not Political Correctness

I was talking to a senior Western business leader the other day, and he said that he is a free thinker who can always find a better way.  So he always hires people who are action oriented. That way, something gets done while he tinkers with the future. All good leaders do this all the […]

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Lower Level Managers

Catching up a little after vacation last week when the blog was on auto pilot.  Pasting a few words from Forbes.  See the whole article here Regardless of who the CEO may be, operational execution takes place at the mid-level and supervisory level. When these individuals are well aligned, coached, and trained, the business thrives. […]

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Senior Level Change

I have good news for leaders. The problem is usually us, which means it can be changed.  Very small leader issues lead to large gaps in performance several levels down. Any positive change a leader can make will have multiplied benefits down range. HBR Blog, which I always keep an eye on,  posted an article […]

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