Egoism in China and Ourselves – An Enemy to Consider

I want to start this post with a quote. “The greatest disease among leaders is not alcoholism, it is egoism.”    from Harold Geneen in his book Managing.  Merriam Webster says egoism “is excessive concern for oneself with or without exaggerated feelings of self-importance.” Meaning that sometimes excessive concern for oneself is blatant pride and […]

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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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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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