China is the Overcomer

Chris over at the China Brief mentioned that The Coming Collapse of China as a market success but completely wrong in its predictions. When I was in college, I was taught that to reform an economy you have to do it fast. We were taught that if you go slow, the beauracrats will organize, and […]

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Getting Criticism

Great Leaders get all the data. Sometimes data comes in criticism.  This criticism does not come in neat packages. However, all criticism must be drawn out and analyzed. All stakeholder groups have opinion leaders that you must stay in close contact with. Some of their thoughts that are most valuable are emotionally charged, and you […]

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It Was Not the Language That Got Him- Not Exactly

It Was Not the Language That Got Him- Not Exactly

I knew a GM here who came from the States and was a good leader and focusing on building a team and team work just like he had done in the States. He did not speak Chinese. His team became more and more messy and inefficient. Good people were leaving.  Engagement was poor. One person […]

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What can we learn from the Great Wall and Chery Australian Recall?

An international auto news outlet says the Chinese automakers have been hugely hurt and the whole Made in China push has been set back. See article here Another gives us what these Chinese companies have said. See here Chery said workers accidentally chose a wrong batch as asbestos is not banned in China.  Great Wall […]

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Food and Beverage as an Example for China

China Briefing has a good article up on the issue of entering the food and beverage market in China. It is well worth a read if you are in that market. See it here Guillermo García tells the story of what he is doing and how he is succeeding.  You can sense his leadership ability […]

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