Archive for Team Development

Cost of a Bad China Hire-Avoidable Damage

The cost of a bad China hire is worth looking at in a little more detail. While the situation is bleak, there is hope for the companies who are ready.  Most companies are not clearly aware how much they are losing. Often they have been manipulated or think this is just the way China is. […]

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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Culture Development, Featured, Team Development

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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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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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“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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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Decision Making, Leadership, Team Development

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Hire Slow Fire Fast is Important and Needs Understanding

Hire Slow Fire Fast is from an HBR article you can find here.  It really is well done. I recommend you read it all. I might amend it to say Fire Fast and Hire Carefully.  Now, I have a mitt full of exceptions given that each leader has his own personality and potential weaknesses. Hire […]

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Posted in: China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Resumes, System, Team Development

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

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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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China Talent War is On and Growing – SME’s Can Still Win

The China Talent War can be won with the right focus.  I just fell upon a slightly dated article from HRM Asia that is of enduring value. Here is a quote from that article. With an abundance of university graduates available, the issue is not talent but suitability, says Elizabeth Martin-Chua who was formerly Senior Vice-President, […]

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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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Posted in: China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Market Entry, Motivating Workers, Resumes, System, Team Development

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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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