Direction needed. Please give direction

Getting everyone pulling in the same direction is no simple trick in your home culture. Direction needed is a greater need in China. In China, the difficulty goes way up as you are cross culturally trying to get there.  Even if you go super indigenous, you are still seen as a foreigner and getting heart […]

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

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Hire Guilty Leaders

I know an interesting podcast at hbr.org.  It shows we need to hire guilty leaders. Lets me explain.  Frank Flynn, a Stanford Business School professor, did a series of studies. He wanted to find out if people who feel guilt more do better or worse as employees and as leaders. So if we throw up […]

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Posted in: China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Leadership

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The Company or Me

The topic I am raising is am I working for my company foremost or me?  And what about my workers? Are they putting the company before their own interest? Me First First is: Have I personally got it straight that I am first working for the company and then working for me? I am at […]

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Yes, The Problem Is Us

Optimism and positive thinking are key principles of leadership – but when it blinds leaders to real risks then it is harmful. The Problem is Us – Look in the Mirror I remember politely telling one GM that his factory was like a train wreck waiting to happen. I could not say which wheel would […]

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Knowing Your Core Values

A friend of mine noted that a lot of SME decisions in family companies have been “done by the seat of their pants.” Indeed, many entrepreneurial people are successful going with their gut in their home country. That’s great if it works. However, when you come to China, you can’t depend on your gut feelings. […]

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About the China Recruiting Blog

Welcome to the China Recruiting Blog The China Recruiting Blog started as the China Business Leadership Blog Dec 2010. You can see blogs here all the way to that strong but tenuous start.  I write about a lot of issues as have a lot of experience since starting to work in China in 1991. However, […]

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