Archive for Motivating Workers

Temptations at Work in China on the Internet

Online temptations at work are surely as big in China as they are in the US. First let me put up a thought from American Business Magazine  Social media has clearly revolutionized the way we communicate. We can reconnect with high school friends, send 140-character messages to celebrities and rally hundreds of people behind an […]

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Your Home Country Chinese Staff Leading Your China Charge as a Returnee?

Chinese Staff in American companies work hard and are often valuable employees.  We should not think that makes them the right person to get you started in China. Great Chinese Staff are often the wrong person when you put them back in China. Returnees can be good, but they should be deeply investigated before and after […]

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

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Nelson Mandela – A Leader to Remember For Us All

Nelson Mandela is a great man. He has passed away, but may his dream live on and grow. His resume is also a lesson to all of us. What were his qualifications to be President of South Africa?  Progressive experience in consistently higher levels of authority? President Mandela’s resume said 27 years mining lime in […]

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Research & Design People in China – How To Hire and Retain

Research and Design people in China are a hot issue and should be. China has talented engineers, and the Chinese market is the future. Everyone with any interest in having design engineers internationally should have at least one preferably with oversight in China. Most companies need Specific Design ability, English, and Trustworthiness. However, the competition […]

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Hiring Sales People in China and Keeping Them – 12 Critical Points

Hiring sales people in China does not have to be so hit and miss. With right thinking you can have great sales people and even a great team. 12 Steps to Hiring Sales People in China and Keeping Them 1. Clarify what and how you need the salesman to sell. (Most companies do this pretty […]

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Excellence in Hiring Chinese Managers Needed For Breakthrough Performance

Hiring Chinese managers can be successful.  They can be great and highly motivated, but it takes great hiring especially at the top level to get there. Pat Lencioni,  author of Five Dysfunctions of  a Team is one of my favorite authors. He is an organizational health guru, and my business does recruiting in China to create […]

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Unreasonable Fear in China

Unreasonable Fear in China

I sometimes talk about things we should fear or be concerned about in China. Today, let’s talk about one unreasonable fear in China.  One of my customers mentioned to me how he felt in the days before he fired his power hungry ‘invaluable’ Shanghai leader. He mentioned that that guy had an amazing ability to make […]

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Posted in: China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Decision Making, Motivating Workers

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Chinese Work Satisfaction is Pathetic.

Chinese satisfaction with their work is up ….. from 2% to 6%.  Oh My. Gallup is great.  See them here.  Their chart shows what I see in most Western invested companies in China with a twist. First, this is pathetic and Leaders in China both Chinese and Western think they are doing good.  The situation […]

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