Archive for Motivating Workers

Innovation Development Insight From 3M

In his book, Imagine: How Creativity Works, Jonah Lehrer tells how 3M created a great inventive company. 1.  They encourage people to take breaks and do whatever during the work day. The even have one hour to work on whatever each day which Google later copied.  Breakthroughs more often come when people can relax or […]

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Posted in: Culture Development, Leadership, Motivating Workers, Team Development

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Top Positions- When Do We Need China Wofe Expat Support?

Top Positions- When Do We Need China Wofe Expat Support?

  Some companies have a clear indigenization policy. Diversity is never on the table.  One high level manager in such a company said within hearing  of my assistant, “Play along with the (Expat ) GM. Don’t worry, he will be gone soon enough”    One Fortune 100 company I know of had an honest high […]

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

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Facebook Values and Great Leadership

Business Insider posted Facebook’s letter to shareholders before the IPO. They also provided some commentary, and you can find that here Within the letter, Mark Zuckerberg lists Facebook core values which I paste below. Five core values for how we run Facebook: Focus on Impact If we want to have the biggest impact, the best […]

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Posted in: Culture Development, Leadership, Motivating Workers, System

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Accountability and Fear

First, I just want to get you a link to a great HBR article on Accountability. Deb Mills-Scofield writes it so well. Fear of failure is an enemy of Accountability. First it kills accountability and then goes on to drive out commitment and trust. So she is writing that from the States.  How do you […]

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Posted in: China, Chinese Culture, Culture Development, Leadership, Motivating Workers

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Disney Shanghai As a Model for Leadership

My family loves Disney Hong Kong and is waiting expectantly on Disney Shanghai which is not due to open until the end of 2015.  I attach a good story about the process of developing it here They mention in the article something that helps make Disney great. Every design in the Shanghai Disney Resort is […]

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Posted in: China, Leadership, Market Entry, Motivating Workers, Team Development

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Conversation Is a Key To Great Leadership Part I

HBR Idea Cast has a great podcast up for anyone who wants to increase performance.   The podcast is called How Effective Leaders Talk.  They were interviewing the authors of Talk, Inc. They view business as a series of conversations and from that gained good insights. They saw that performance increases when engagement increases.  So true […]

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