Archive for Leadership

Walmart China Discoveries Are Not an Anomaly or Required to Accept

Walmart China has a problem and so do over 70% of the Western Businesses in China. Western Companies continues to think they can hire in China by their own western wisdom and succeed.  OK, some of the 70% are succeeding but not nearly as well as they could have.  Further, they always face the risk […]

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

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China Executive Search With Chinese GDP #1

Companies are not thinking through China Executive Search in the right way. China’s economy is number 1 using purchasing power parity (PPP). So let’s get this right. Let me give an example to show what I mean. China Executive Search Placement Gone Wrong Last year, we had a placement of ours fired by the GM […]

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J.K. Rowling and Her Harry Potter on Leadership

Leadership sometimes is denigrated as we have made the wrong guy the leader like many Western companies have here in China. Surely, everyone has their own definition of leadership, but I espouse this one: Leadership is getting things done through other people. Some people hire leaders because they are the best doers and then the […]

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

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Starbucks China: Adapting and Maintaining to Success

Though Luckin Coffee is losing money every month to try to undercut Starbucks on price, Starbucks China is still an amazing foreign retail success story, and I see two reasons. 1. They adapted to China and Chinese tastes. 2. They maintained their core values. One of their values is to be a good place to […]

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

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China Business Folly: Following Inc. Magazine to Bankruptcy?

Never thought I would get advice leading to China Business Folly in Inc.  Inc. Magazine has an article up that demands a response. See the whole crazy article here.  It is called  “Best Hires For Each Stage in Your Business Life Cycle. ” Everyone has a bad day and certainly this is a regrettable article […]

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

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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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Third Party Hiring Can Bring You China Business Success

China business success does not have to be like pulling teeth. Ford won when their President and CEO Bill Ford surrendered to seeking an outside placement to solve his woes. Alan Mulally from Boeing was a true outsider and that is what saved Ford while the others went bankrupt. Now Ford is doing great and […]

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How Do You Treat Chinese Executive Search Candidates at Your Company?

Are Chinese Executive Search Candidates human too?  Many company owners think so, but their Chinese staff may not. Chinese Executive Search Candidates Must be Recruited All the Time A fast growing company needs someone of very special skill and experience and attitude to take them to the next level. The International President & CEO is […]

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

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People Might Not Be Your Greatest Asset in China

Your greatest asset in China may not be your people.  That might be strange to hear from a guy with such a strong emphasis on leadership.  However, great leaders and the highly motivated workers who follow them are your greatest asset.  If you do not have that, then workers are not your most valuable asset.  […]

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