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...


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

Executive Recruitment China – Do Not Make It Harder

Executive Recruitment China – Do Not Make It Harder
 

Executive Recruitment China is our topic today as we do a lot of that so have some thought. Executive Recruitment China Made Harder We are presently helping one client who sought us out pretty late. His company has been in a tail spin in China for some time and needs an emergency turn around with [&...


China and Russia and Real Politik

China and Russia and Real Politik
 

With both China and Russia as revisionary powers, Chinese Real Politik should be a term in use . China and Russia are using Real Politik, and the West needs to see it.  Take a look at this excellent article from Foreign Policy of which I paste a small bit below. Put another way, the liberal order...

Categories: China, Decision Making, Government Issues
Posted on Jul 23, 2014

Rowing Together- In China this Force Multiplier is Not Used Enough

Rowing Together- In China this Force Multiplier is Not Used Enough
 

Rowing Together makes  a business hum, but it happens so rarely.  How do we get there?   I keep an eye on a lot of blogs. Today, American Business Magazine made me smile–and grimace. I paste some here and you can see the whole article here. One time, during an offsite with a company’s exe...


Good China Hiring is Hard to Make and Critical

Good China Hiring is Hard to Make and Critical
 

Good China hiring  is not like doing it in the West. It is more important here and harder as well. China Law Blog has an excellent post up on 5 common mistakes in China. I list his point 4 as want to expand on that. Do not underestimate the difficulty in finding quality personnel for […]...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Getting Good People
Posted on Jul 10, 2014

Red Envelopes in China – A Sign That We Need to Think More

Red Envelopes in China – A Sign That We Need to Think More
 

Red Envelopes for bribery continue to be a part of the Chinese culture. In one aspect they signify a gap between the West and China.  China Law blog noted here how Chinese parents of sick children give money in red envelopes to surgeons to get them to do their best for their kid.  They think [&hel...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Getting Good People
Posted on Jul 2, 2014

China’s Pollution – You Would Think America Never Had Pollution

China’s Pollution – You Would Think America Never Had Pollution
 

China’s pollution is overblown.  Sure Beijing has bad days. Look at this US EPA article on America’s history of pollution here to start thinking about where the US was just a generation ago. In my mind, I see the 50″s as a great time in the US.  It was also a very polluted time ...

Categories: China, Chinese Culture, Market Entry
Posted on Jun 24, 2014

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