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...


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

Research and Design People in China – How To Hire and Retain

Research and Design People in China – How To Hire and Retain
 

Research and Design people in China are a hot issue and should be. China has talented engineers, and the Chinese market is the future. Everyone with any interest in having design engineers internationally should have at least one with oversight in China. (I should admit that we help companies get bo...

Categories: China, Culture Development, Getting Good People, Motivating Workers
Posted on Dec 2, 2013

Hiring Sales People in China and Keeping Them – 12 Critical Points

Hiring Sales People in China and Keeping Them – 12 Critical Points
 

Hiring sales people in China does not have to be so hit and miss. With right thinking you can have great sales people and even a great team. 12 Steps to Hiring Sales People in China and Keeping Them 1. Clarify what and how you need the salesman to sell. (Most companies do this pretty […]...


Excellence in Hiring Chinese Workers Needed For Breakthrough Performance

Excellence in Hiring Chinese Workers Needed For Breakthrough Performance
 

  Chinese workers can be great and highly motivated, but it takes great hiring especially at the top level to get there. Pat Lencioni,  author of Five Dysfunctions of  a Team is one of my favorite authors. He is an organizational health guru, and my business does recruiting in China to creat...


Unreasonable Fear

One of my customers mentioned to me how he felt before he let got of his power hungry invaluable Shanghai leader. He had this guy before we dug him out of that hole. He mentioned that that guy had an amazing ability to make him fear that he would lose everything if he fired that guy. After [&helli...

Categories: Decision Making, Getting Good People, Motivating Workers
Posted on Mar 29, 2013

Chinese Work Satisfaction is Pathetic.

Chinese satisfaction with their work is up ….. from 2% to 6%.  Oh My. Gallup is great.  See them here.  Their chart shows what I see in most Western invested companies in China with a twist. First, this is pathetic and Leaders in China both Chinese and Western think they are doing good.  T...

Categories: Change Management, China, Chinese Culture, Leadership, Motivating Workers
Posted on Feb 22, 2013

Boggled in China – The NDA example

My family recently bought the game called Boggle, and I have been boggling with my 9 year old for the last few days. Boggle uses our divergent thinking ability.   It is the ability to look at the same thing and see it in a different way.  In my childhood, I understood that most excellent […...


A Plan for Continual Improvement

When I was in the US Army, they had a program that anyone who proposed an improvement could receive 1% of the value of the improvement which would normally be some cost saving someone recommended. I was reminded of that today talking with a factory manager who also pays 1-2% for ideas that save cost...

Categories: Culture Development, Leadership, Motivating Workers, System
Posted on Feb 8, 2013

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