Archive for Motivating Workers

Boggled in China – The NDA example

My family recently bought the game called Boggle, and I have been boggling with my 10 year old for the last few days. Boggle uses our divergent thinking ability.   It is the ability to look at the same thing and see it in a different way.  In my childhood, I understood that most excellent […]

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

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Let’s Make This Money. Be a Great Place To Work – in China

As owners, we all want to be a great place to work.  It is closer to us than we think and in China is well worth the focus. Here are a few quotes from Fast Company to set up the thought. Fewer than 3 in 10 workers admit to having their hearts in their jobs. […]

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Posted in: Being the Right Person, Culture Development, Decision Making, Leadership, Motivating Workers, System, Team Development

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Thoughts on Transparency and Empowerment

Transparency and empowerment are related. I was talking with some workers at a factory putting an assembly together. I asked the line leader, “What is that assembly used for?” The line leader said, “I don’t know.” He had finished 80 already that day and who knows how many that month. We can and must do a lot […]

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More People, More Problems?

Some companies automate to keep head count down as people are their headache. It is so sad to me to hear. Sure, automation is needed in many cases. I would add, however, that to throw up your hands and say more people, more problems and then automate is not good business. Invest in good equipment. […]

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Spirit of Celebration – and Our Blog’s Two Year Anniversary

We started the blog on December 12, 2010 and have been happy to develop it over the 351 posts in these two years. There is a lot in the archive now.  Thank you for reading.  Also, thanks for taking ideas from here and spreading good thought on great leadership and business in China.  We make […]

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Posted in: Leadership, Motivating Workers, System

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China and Confidence

I have written that Struggle is a good word to describe what is going on in each Chinese heart. One reason this is true is because of low self esteem. The whole country suffers from low self esteem and thus even the Chinese government is super sensitive to criticism. How do we help people who […]

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Fire For Effect – An Example

Last week, you may recall, I wrote on how adjusting fires in Artillery before firing for effect can be useful. First experiment broadly and then fire for effect once you have clarified the best target. Check out that blog here. I once ran an organization making market priced loans to micro-business people who have only […]

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Posted in: Decision Making, Leadership, Market Entry, Motivating Workers

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