Foreign Firms in China Need to Require Best Leaders

Talent management, talent acquisition and talent retention are so important. Yet foreign firms in China often even let China HR manage hiring. They hope to get good leaders hired.    In most companies I visit, HR issues simmer or on top.   This is a key reason for you to up your leadership ability company wide. […]

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

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The Need For and Path to Delegating Wisely

Not delegating or finding a path to delegating wisely is needed in China.  Let me paste a piece from The China Law Blog : Do not delegate. “A lot of experienced China investors have stories about subordinates who colluded with a target company to attempt (and sometimes succeed) to defraud the investor. Be attuned to […]

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

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I Want To Be a Hero. How about you?

A company I  know well floats along as it gets enough investment from the home office.  People just work for a pay check.   Notably, their company, like others,  put the international company mission and values on the wall even in Chinese.  I just cringe.   It just adds to overall cynicism.   The workers feel little […]

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Posted in: Culture Development, Leadership, Motivating Workers

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What is Business Culture? How Does it Matter? How Do You Develop it?

Merriam-Webster says business culture is: the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an organization. We can also say this of a country culture like in China. In this blog I often focus on business culture development as it is the key to long term success…and even short term success when you […]

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What’s missing?

What’s missing? I write a lot about leadership and little about China and there is a reason for that. Companies do not realize the increased demands of leadership required by the cross cultural problem we call China. China is not the problem. Pay attention to leadership in China. Cross cultural problems place a much higher demand […]

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Change Change Change Change

The key to successful and smooth change, like implementing ERP in China, is to have a strong corporate culture. To improve it, you need to think about Change, Change,  and more Change. Change Change Change A messy culture will have a messy implementation of new technology–or whatever change you need.  Messy cultures means bad hiring […]

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

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A Different Kind of Genius for China

A Different Kind of Genius for China Knowledge What is the right genius for China? Many times we become too knowledgeable to be good leaders. Actually, knowledge itself is not the enemy, but we naturally get proud and stop seeking advice when we get knowledgeable. It also becomes a trap as you start to find […]

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