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China Business Folly: Following Inc. Magazine to Bankruptcy?

China Business Folly: Following Inc. Magazine to Bankruptcy?
 

Never thought I would get advice leading to China Business Folly in Inc.  Inc. Magazine has an article up that demands a response. See the whole crazy article here.  It is called  “Best Hires For Each Stage in Your Business Life Cycle. ” Everyone has a bad day and certainly this is a ...

Categories: Getting Good People, Leadership, Team Development, Uncategorized
Posted on Sep 29, 2014

What Do You See?

What Do You See?
 

Western businessmen in China often think more simply than Chinese people. Note this research discovery from 2005 that I have never forgotten. Shown a photograph, North American students of European background paid more attention to the object in the foreground of a scene, while students from China s...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Getting Good People
Posted on Sep 22, 2014

Why China Hiring Background Checks? Part II

Why China Hiring Background Checks? Part II
 

China Hiring Background Checks Required? Dan Harris on China Law Blog gives a hearty yes.  He here said what his China firm is seeing. I have pasted on how he sees our experience in finding 15 out 15 were materially lying in the recruiting process. I suspect many are surprised by the above, but I ...

Categories: China, Getting Good People, System
Posted on Sep 16, 2014

Why China Hiring Background Checks?

Why China Hiring Background Checks?
 

China hiring background checks, also known as pre-employment background screening, are not emphasized in most companies here in China. .  To see the legal issues in China hiring background checking, check here.  It is a lot more trouble than a cursory  background check, but our business knows i...

Categories: China, Getting Good People
Posted on Sep 10, 2014

China Success, China Failure: A Tale of Two US Companies in China

China Success, China Failure: A Tale of Two US Companies in China
 

Your China success is from your employees. Your failure is about you. Good to Great found in research that great leaders look in the mirror when things go bad and look out the window to thank someone when things go well. Such an important research discovery. When are we looking in the mirror, and w...

Categories: China, Getting Good People, Leadership
Posted on Sep 2, 2014

Retaining Chinese Employees by Flexible Hours

Retaining Chinese Employees by Flexible Hours
 

Retaining Chinese Employees is not easy. Our research shows that Chinese white collar workers are changing jobs every 2.0 years. Employing great leadership is one great way of retaining Chinese employees.  This blog has a lot of posts on the leadership category to build leaders. However, keeping gr...

Categories: China, Getting Good People, Motivating Workers
Posted on Aug 26, 2014

Third Party Hiring Can Bring You China Business Success

Third Party Hiring Can Bring You China Business Success
 

China business success does not have to be like pulling teeth. Ford won when their President and CEO Bill Ford surrendered to seeking an outside placement to solve his woes. Alan Mulally from Boeing was a true outsider and that is what saved Ford while the others went bankrupt. Now Ford is doing gre...


Apology From China Business Leadership Blog

Greetings, A mistake led to a maintenance sign being up in our blog for many days without us knowing it. It is fixed now, and we should be back to normal. Take a look at the blog I wrote while you were unable to see. Sorry for the inconvenience. Jim...

Categories: Uncategorized
Posted on Aug 18, 2014

How Do You Treat Chinese Executive Search Candidates at Your Company?

How Do You Treat Chinese Executive Search Candidates at Your Company?
 

Are Chinese Executive Search Candidates human too?  Many company owners think so, but their Chinese staff may not. Chinese Executive Search Candidates Must be Recruited All the Time A fast growing company needs someone of very special skill and experience and attitude to take them to the next level...

Categories: China, Getting Good People, Leadership
Posted on Aug 15, 2014

People Might Not Be Your Greatest Asset in China

People Might Not Be Your Greatest Asset in China
 

Your greatest asset in China may not be your people.  That might be strange to hear from a guy with such a strong emphasis on leadership.  Great leaders and the highly motivated workers who follow them are your greatest asset.  Tom Deierlein at LinkedIn quoted Gallup to say: Only 30% of working p...

Categories: Getting Good People, Leadership
Posted on Aug 6, 2014

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