Archive for External Stakeholders

World Class Employees? What They Are. What They Are Not.

I know a Western stock held company in North China whose Western GM told me he has three World Class Employees who can get work anywhere in the world. Picture of a World Class Employee? His HR Manager is one he names.  For the last 8 years she has worked with impressive professionalism. In the […]

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Posted in: China Recruitment - Getting Good People, External Stakeholders, Motivating Workers, Sourcing, Team Development

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Getting Criticism

Great Leaders get all the data. Sometimes data comes in criticism.  This criticism does not come in neat packages. However, all criticism must be drawn out and analyzed. All stakeholder groups have opinion leaders that you must stay in close contact with. Some of their thoughts that are most valuable are emotionally charged, and you […]

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Posted in: Culture Development, External Stakeholders, Leadership

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Expectations, Expectations, Expectations

Just read a great article over at China News Brief on the interior of China and JV’s.  Take a look here. I only want to talk about one thing they mentioned though I liked the whole article. They mentioned in a couple different ways and finally used the word,  expectations.  Surely, in hiring, in customer […]

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Posted in: China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Customers, External Stakeholders, Leadership, Negotiating, Quality, Sourcing

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Due Diligence for Right Reasons

Due diligence is done in big and little events to overcome our natural assumptions. My father often said, “If something is worth doing, it is worth doing right.” That has served me well here. To save time, we all carry certain assumptions in what any one thing means.  A person who asks me questions and […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Chinese Culture, External Stakeholders, Market Entry

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Chinese Business/Negotiation as War

Foreign Entrepreneurs has a good post up on negotiating in China. I would adjust a little but overall a very good post.  Go find it here Vincent F. Yip, in the blog,  mentions that Chinese see negotiation as war. Ah…He further notes Sunzi’s 36 Strategies for war and life which many use in business. He […]

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Posted in: China, Chinese Culture, Customers, External Stakeholders, Market Entry, Negotiating, Quality, Sourcing

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Made in America (or simply abroad) for China

I have mentioned before that the time is now to sell your products and services from America.  ABC News posted a video on the Made in America craze in China right now.Catch the video link here Americans are wary of Chinese product quality.  Chinese consumers are more wary of these problems and known them more […]

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Suppliers, What Does It Take To Get Quality, A Sample

Foreign Entrepreneurs has been doing quite a few posts recently, and this one is worth checking out. Find the whole post here. I list one point here as an example. 10. Monitor small factories very closely. They often have no established management system. So either you trust the boss to personally look after your orders […]

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Posted in: External Stakeholders, Quality, Sourcing

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