Category Archives : Change Management


Falsifying Applications is an Everyday Thing in China

falsifying applications

I recall some over positive resume tendencies when I was young, but falsifying applications was not part of my cultural background.  It has never been well in China.  When I got a job leading a US$1M start up in 1997, I thought a long time before I could think of someone trustworthy among hundreds of Chinese people […]

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Doing M&A in China – Avoiding the HR Trap

doing M&A in China

Doing M&A in China takes all the thinking you can muster. Everyone does legal and financial due diligence. Too few do HR due diligence. Further, their thinking from and on HR after the purchase will not make most companies nearly as successful as they should be. Doing M&A in China is a huge HR challenge. […]

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Change Management – Sequence of Change Matters

There is a slightly awkward acronym that helps me think about change process, (ADKAR). Read here to get the read from The Change Management Learning Center who developed the model. Let me explain it here.  The sequence is important. A – Awareness  (my company is going to implement ERP) D – Desire (this is useful […]

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Current Thinking, Current Problems

I found this quote at a blog post about Who is your Customer? by Richard St Rose. Good post and worth checking out. Albert Einstein put it best when he said, “You can’t solve current problems with current thinking; current problems are the result of current thinking.” It is so true that we as leaders […]

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Right Headed Project Management

I like project management. The combination of people issues and organization get me going.  I heard a webinar at HBR recently on project management for profit. Joe Knight presented and his first comment was ” Finance and accounting is art and not science.”   The finance numbers are so comvincing and their use of Excel […]

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Organization or Product Focus

Some time back, I was leading a private manufacturing company, and they let me go. The event brings out a principle that I want to emphasize today. I spent my days building the organization and making sure high quality product got out the door while we did this. I built a team that could work together. […]

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