Posts Tagged looking in the mirror first

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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Hire Guilty Leaders

I know an interesting podcast at hbr.org.  It shows we need to hire guilty leaders. Let 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 – Denial Hurts

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 – Let’s 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 […]

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