Archive for Leadership

Cubicles are not for Humans, So Why Do We Have Them?

Cubicles are not for humans or are they? Teamwork is needed and super valuable as it creates force multiplier opportunities. Outsider perspectives create better answers than experts as they are fresh.  Two is better than one. However, game-changing  teamwork is elusive. You must have talented wholly committed team members.  Click on categories Motivating workers, Culture […]

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China – Easier and Harder – Seek Long Term Competitive Advantage

Long term competitive advantage still can be attained by those invested in China. China Briefing put up a post on the changes in China and how it impacted Western Investment here. It is a nice overview of the changing dynamics. I certainly agree that China is more Westernized than when I arrived to live here 24 […]

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

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China HR – The Anchor Keeping Your Company from Flying

We are a recruiting firm and some people think that means we work with the China HR in Western Companies active in China. Nothing could be further from the truth. China HR Managers – Beautiful on the Outside, But Do Not Look Under the Hood What are China HR Managers good at? The best are […]

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Engagement or Performance Focus-Which Do you Choose?

Engagement or performance are two often very different kinds of pursuits in most people’s minds. Gallup notes from the research, and I so agree that this must not be an either/or task. They see that great leaders do both. Great leaders do not just make it a fun place to work or a focused diligent place […]

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Engagement and Recruiting

Engagement and Recruiting go hand in hand. Have you heard? You can choose the right people to fire, or the people you need the most self select off your team. I think this will be an even hotter problem in the US market as the economy continues to heat up. China used to be a […]

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

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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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Hiring China Expats As a Last Option?

Hiring China Expats has always been low on business owners’ lists. This quote from China US Focus is a good measure of what I also see. They are less willing to offer higher priced expat packages. On top of that, local Chinese talent educated in the West is increasingly available, and in most cases local […]

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Emotional Intelligence Versus Emotional Maturity – in China?

Emotional Intelligence versus Emotional Maturity, what do you need? Your China Candidates are working somewhere else now, and you hope they are learning something that will help you. If you have one who worked for a Fortune 500 company, might they have  learned highly professional skills and behavior? Professional behavior could mean they are now […]

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