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China Business Leadership Solved Technology Problem – Part 3

China Business Leadership Solved Technology Problem – Part 3
 

China Business Leadership example continued. See part 2 or part 1 as needed. The ops manager realized that if I did this whole thing without him, then he would look bad. He also saw he could not stop me. He produced a 150 item list of issues with the project on an excel file. Many […]...

Categories: Change Management, China, Getting Good People, Leadership
Posted on Apr 21, 2014

China Business Leadership Solved a Technology Problem-Part 2

China Business Leadership Solved a Technology Problem-Part 2
 

Part 1 is here if you have not seen it. I compiled the list and came up with 150 items between us and producing that engine part. I allied with the MIS manager and got Microsoft Project installed on every managers’ machine. I found out the translator for the GM had spare time.  She inputted [...

Categories: Change Management, China, Leadership
Posted on Apr 15, 2014

China Business Leadership Solved a Technology Problem-Part 1

China Business Leadership Solved a Technology Problem-Part 1
 

China Business Leadership can save you Millions of US$.  Let me tell you one story to illustrate.   Many facts have been changed to protect the identity of the factory, and this story did not happen in the past year. XXX is a German car parts company I was called in on an emergency. I arrived ...

Categories: China, Culture Development, Leadership
Posted on Apr 8, 2014

China Perfect Resumes II

China Perfect Resumes II
 

China Perfect resumes are not our style. I wrote a blog almost exactly 3 years ago on perfect resumes that was short and excellent even if I do say so myself. You can see the blog here. China Perfect Resumes getting us in trouble? Some companies have offered us contracts to get us in a […]...

Categories: Getting Good People, Resumes
Posted on Mar 31, 2014

Perfect China Interviewing Equals Perfect China Hire?

Perfect China Interviewing Equals Perfect China Hire?
 

Perfect China interviewing will not be enough because Chinese people study articles like this more than Westerners. I saw this article called “What Not to Say in a Job Interview”  and smiled. Ah well. Westerners game the interview, but no one can touch the Chinese for being able to perf...

Categories: China, Getting Good People
Posted on Mar 24, 2014

“I Hired You to Get Managers Not to Pay to Outsource Recruiting!”

“I Hired You to Get Managers Not to Pay to Outsource Recruiting!”
 

“I hired you to get the right people not to pay to outsource recruiting!” Many an owner in the West has poured Millions of USD down the drain in China with this apparently wise phrase. This is a complicated idea I want to unpack. Sometimes the home office should look this way at what is ...

Categories: China, Decision Making, Getting Good People, Leadership, Team Development
Posted on Mar 17, 2014

Hire Slow Fire Fast is Important and Needs Understanding

Hire Slow Fire Fast is Important and Needs Understanding
 

Hire Slow Fire Fast is from an HBR article you can find here.  It really is well done. I recommend you read it all. I might amend it to say Fire Fast and Hire Carefully. Now, I have a mitt full of exceptions given that each leader has his own personality and potential weaknesses. Hire […]...

Categories: Getting Good People, Resumes, System, Team Development
Posted on Mar 10, 2014

“Other China Recruiters Do Not Do That”

“Other China Recruiters Do Not Do That”
 

China Recruiters, be they International and famous or Domestic, appear to be on the wrong track.  Last week we were doing some searching for a coffee house in West China called Greenhouse Coffee which is really a great and growing franchise. Finding talented workers for Xining, Qinghai  is not eas...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Getting Good People, Resumes
Posted on Mar 3, 2014

Hiring the Right People

Hiring the Right People
 

Hiring the right people is doable even in China. Harvard Business Review has an article up describing why Netflix has been so successful.  I pasted a little bit below here, and I recommend the whole article here Over the years we learned that if we asked people to rely on logic and common sense ins...

Categories: China, Culture Development, Getting Good People, Leadership
Posted on Feb 24, 2014

Your Home Country Chinese Staff Leading Your China Charge?

Your Home Country Chinese Staff Leading Your China Charge?
 

Chinese Staff in American companies work hard and are often valuable employees.  We should not think that makes them the right person to get you started in China. Great Chinese Staff are often the wrong person when you put them back in China Some companies think sending their Chinese Engineer to go...


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