Archive for Leadership

Do Executive Recruitment China Right and Easier

Do Executive Recruitment China right. That is our topic today.  We do a lot of that, so have some thought. Doing Executive Recruitment China Right Made Harder We are presently helping one client who sought us out pretty late. His company has been in a tailspin in China for some time and needs an emergency […]

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

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Rowing Together- In China this Force Multiplier is Not Used Enough

Rowing Together makes  a business hum, but it happens so rarely.  How do we get there?   I keep an eye on a lot of blogs. Today, American Business Magazine made me smile–and grimace. I paste some here and you can see the whole excellent article here. One time, during an off-site with a company’s […]

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The Value and Rarity of Leadership Humility

True leadership humility is hard to come by and of great value.  American Business Magazine has an article up with the following quote: “The will to submit to correction is usually either there or not. Either the person tends to exhibit some signs of megalomania and general rebellion against other authorities, or that leader is one with some […]

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China Business Leadership Solved Technology Problem-Part 4 Lsns Learned

Their own China Business Leadership is what gets companies into trouble in China, and it is what brings them success. So in the recent posts- part 1, part 2 and part 3.  I told the story of a puzzle, and how it got unraveled. It remains a puzzle to me when companies get all wrapped […]

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

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China Business Leadership Solved Technology Problem – Part 3

China Business Leadership example continued. See part 2 or part 1 as needed. The ops manager realized that if I did this whole thing without him, then he would look bad. He also saw he could not stop me. He produced a 150 item list of issues with the project on an excel file. Many […]

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

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China Business Leadership Solved a Technology Problem-Part 1

China Business Leadership can save you Millions of US$.  Let me tell you one story to illustrate.   Many facts have been changed to protect the identity of the factory, and this story did not happen in the past year. XXX is a German car parts company I was called in on an emergency. I arrived in Wuhan two days […]

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“I Hired You to Get Managers Not to Pay to Outsource Recruiting!”

“I hired you to get the right people not to pay to outsource recruiting!” Many an owner in the West has poured Millions of USD down the drain in China with this apparently wise phrase. This is a complicated idea I want to unpack. Sometimes the home office should look this way at what is […]

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Hiring the Right People – Netflix Example

Hiring the right people is doable even in China. Harvard Business Review has an article up describing why Netflix has been so successful from its early years.  I pasted a little bit below here, and I recommend the whole article here Over the years we learned that if we asked people to rely on logic […]

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Excellent Colleagues Trump Everything Else

“Excellent colleagues trump everything else” This quote deserves more attention in this excellent HBR article on Netflix success. See the article here and the larger quote below. “One day I was talking with one of our best engineers, an employee I’ll call John. Before the layoffs, he’d managed three engineers, but now he was a one-man department […]

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