Why talk Company Culture? What’s it Worth?

Companies like to talk on measurables and deliverables, and so talk on company culture often gets pushed aside. However, one of my first clients here in China was Adobe, as they know that the unmeasurables are more valuable than any might think. I think that is why they are soon to be a Fortune 500 […]

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

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How To Protect Your China IP – Go here and here

China IP is not centrally lost by the internet in China.  Dan Harris at China Law Blog makes a good point, and I want to follow up on it here. However, I encourage you to go look at what he says over there. He notes that if you always have something new that your customers want […]

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

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What We Emphasize Is What We Get – Like it or Not

What we emphasize is what we get is easier to say than to do. Further, it is hard for us leaders in China to realize the impact we are having. We also often do not act on the impact our subordinate leaders are making. What We Emphasize is What We Get Even Though We Do […]

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Posted in: Being the Right Person, China, China Recruitment - Getting Good People, Culture Development, Leadership, Team Development

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Three Kinds of Chinese Hires

There are a lot of ways to classify kinds of Chinese hires, but let me give you one to think about closely. In your organization, you have three kinds of workers: 1. Those who are really with you in vision and passion2. Those who are floating and neither with you or against you3. Those who […]

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

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What If You Are Under-Performing in China or Anywhere?

Many times when companies are starting a business in China, it is like starting with a blank chalk board and writing on it by their actions. On the other hand, if a company is standing already, they have many people, habits and practices on the chalk board that they may need to erase. To get […]

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Workers Either Must or Want to Follow II

A comment on my previous post shows me a follow up is in order. The comment by Will asked how long it takes to get to a WANT kind of culture. This reminds me of one new department I started not so long ago. From day 1, I encouraged workers toward an open culture, and […]

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Workers Either Must or Want to Follow I

The words must or want are critical for your team in China or elsewhere for that matter.  However, given the old school thinking of many Chinese managers, you need to think about how much you lose or gain depending  on the road your leaders choose. Below, I list two different paths. On the left is […]

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