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 [&...


The Value and Rarity of Leadership Humility

The Value and Rarity of Leadership Humility
 

True leadership humility is hard to come by and of great value.  American Business Magazine has an article up with the following quote: The will to submit to correction is usually either there or not. Either the person tends to exhibit some signs of megalomania and general rebellion against othe...

Categories: Being the Right Person, Getting Good People, Leadership
Posted on Jun 2, 2014

Excellent Colleagues Trump Everything Else

Excellent Colleagues Trump Everything Else
 

“Excellent colleagues trump everything else” This quote deserves more attention in this excellent HBR article on Netflix success. See the article here and the larger quote below. One day I was talking with one of our best engineers, an employee I’ll call John. Before the layoffs, he...


Nelson Mandela – A Leader to Remember For Us All

Nelson Mandela – A Leader to Remember For Us All
 

Nelson Mandela is a great man. He has died, but may his dream live on and grow. His resume is also a lesson to all of us. What were his qualifications to be President of South Africa?  Progressive experience in consistently higher levels of authority? President Mandela’s resume said 27 years ...

Categories: Being the Right Person, Leadership, Motivating Workers, Resumes
Posted on Dec 6, 2013

Vulnerability as a Key to Good Hiring and Great Leadership

Vulnerability as a Key to Good Hiring and Great Leadership
 

Vulnerability is a key to good hiring.  It is a key to great Leadership as well. My workers know a key value for our company is Transparency which is deep vulnerability.  So no surprise that this search turned up quite a bit. You searched for transparency – China Business Leadership Blog For...

Categories: Being the Right Person, Getting Good People, Leadership
Posted on Nov 11, 2013

Who’s Most Deceptive in Your Organization? Part II

I talked about how we do not feel we are wearing the black hat yesterday, and you can find that here. Leaders often justify themselves and one is that the others are not understanding them. Each of us has our own experiences and personality that impact us and make others judge us unfairly. However, ...

Categories: Being the Right Person, Leadership, Team Development
Posted on Jan 31, 2013

Who is Most Deceptive in Your Organization? Part I

In most cases, the answer is you, for you are deceiving yourself. As people, none of us plans to be the bad guy. Others are the bad guy. We would change if we knew we were the bad guy. However, a lot of bad things happen in business as we all know.  Most of the […]...

Categories: Being the Right Person, Leadership
Posted on Jan 30, 2013

Let’s Make This Money. Be a Great Place To Work – in China

As owners, we all want to be a great place to work.  It is closer to us than we think and in China is well worth the focus. Here are a few quotes from Fast Company to set up the thought. Fewer than 3 in 10 workers admit to having their hearts in their jobs. […]...


The Point of Diversity is Not Political Correctness

I was talking to a senior Western business leader the other day, and he said that he is a free thinker who can always find a better way.  So he always hires people who are action oriented. That way, something gets done while he tinkers with the future. All good leaders do this all the […]...


Being and Having the Right Hiring Managers

Good people come to the right people. Being the right person is a good way to get the right people. If you are complicated, then complicated people will tend to come to you. If you are straight forward, then straight forward people will want to work for you. Tricky people also want to manipulate sim...


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