Category Archives : Motivating Workers


Great Leaders and Fatal Flaws – We Can Avoid

fatal flaws

Great leaders are certainly made and not born as my Alma Mater knows. However, sometimes great leaders still fail after learning much. Are we doomed to a fatal flaw? In our company situation, great leaders are discovered and recruited for our Western customers. Experiences in their lives and choices they made led them to be who […]

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Engagement and Recruiting

recruitment and engagement

Engagement and Recruiting go hand in hand. Have you heard? You can choose the right people to fire, or the people you need the most self select off your team. I think this will be an even hotter problem in the US market as the economy continues to heat up. China used to be a […]

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World Class Employees? What They Are. What They Are Not.

world class employees

I know a Western stock held company in North China whose Western GM told me he has three World Class Employees who can get work anywhere in the world. Picture of a World Class Employee? His HR Manager is one he names.  For the last 8 years she has worked with impressive professionalism. In the […]

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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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China Family Abuse and Impact on Hiring

China Family problems  influence hiring deeply due to the background Chinese people are coming from. I think we need to think about that more when interviewing and hiring and coaching Chinese people. I read an article entitled Everyone Hurts that inspired me to write this post. Here is one quote from within. Will Smith said, […]

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China Engagement – More Thought To Be Successful

China engagement plus

Wanted to give you a little more thought on China Engagement.  Ran across an informative and useful article at Boston Consulting Group. China Engagement for Employees is More Important Now Economic growth and the eager new players have run up against a substantial challenge in China: talent is increasingly difficult to find and keep, and […]

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Cultural Comparison of China and the United States Plus

cultural comparison of China and America

Comparison of China and the United States can always show vast differences. This tool I introduce today is no different and very insightful. China Law Blog has put up a blog noting the Geert-Hofstede country comparison tool. It is interesting to play with, and you can do a three country comparison for any countries you […]

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Starbucks China: Adapting and Maintaining to Success

Starbucks in China - Xian

Star Bucks China is successful to date, and I see two reasons. 1. They adapted to China and Chinese tastes. 2. They maintained their core values. One of the things Starbucks has sought to do is to be a good place to work.  They have done the same here in Starbucks China. I paste below […]

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Retaining Chinese Employees by Flexible Hours

Retaining Chinese Employees by flexibility

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 great leadership and the managers under them is […]

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Executive Recruitment China – Do Not Make It Harder

executive recruitment China

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 […]

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