May 6th, 2009 by China Business Success Stories
By Frank Gallo
In an earlier posting on my blog (Unique Leadership Competencies in China), we looked at the unique competencies of Chinese leaders. In that same posting I listed a few of the typical competencies that might be found in the Western literature for leadership competencies in the West. These included honesty, strategic thinking, visionary thinking, customer service focus, conceptual thinking and more. Most of these competencies are also expected of Chinese leaders. But what is different between the West and China are the specific values that most Westerners are taught as children. I want to describe them in this column to give readers a better understanding of what makes many Westerners behave as they do.
The information in this posting summarizes one of the chapters in my book, Business Leadership in China, which was published by John Wiley and Sons in July 2008. A Chinese version of this article originally appeared in CHO Magazine in April 2008.
Key Western Values that Shape Its Leaders
Equality. One of my first “startling” experiences in China was when I went to a client’s company headquarters in Jinan. I was getting a tour of the facility by the CEO. As we entered each new space, employees would stand at attention until we left the area. Some employees saluted. Read the rest of “Western Versus Chinese Leadership Values” or post a comment
April 14th, 2009 by China Business Success Stories
Prior to the conclusion of the twentieth century, Asia’s two largest neighbouring countries, India and China, were, with all due respect, not close in any economic, social or political ways. Relations have been improving since the early twenty-first century following four decades of hostility over a border dispute that resulted in a short conflict in 1962.
Thankfully, with the change of the times, there have…
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February 19th, 2009 by China Business Success Stories
By David Dayton
Since Thanksgiving I’ve had 4 people call me about working with SRI or information about new jobs elsewhere, two people talked with me about starting their own companies and a couple others talk with me about networking for other work options. I also met in the airport a new couple just moving over to SZ for new jobs. After the first couple of guys called, I realized that I should be collecting the ideas that I was sharing for a future post.
Here’s what I’ve been telling people about finding work in China. I’ll put the corporate ideas in Part II.
First, if you want to work in China, you need to be in China.
I’ve heard that finding a new job is a full time job in and of itself. I agree. And how effective is working in China from the US? Less effective, right. So if you’re looking for work in China you need to be here. Read the rest of “Finding work in China” or post a comment
February 17th, 2009 by China Business Success Stories
In my last blog, “India & China: The offshoring Race”, I had mentioned about the vast R&D talent pool available in China as well as in India. In terms of the installed base, the current numbers are in favour of India. However, in terms of fresh talent pool availability, China is better off as compared to India. But, unlike IT services, R&D is not purely a number game. Domain expertise and relevant experience (functional skills) are much required in the case of…
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February 10th, 2009 by China Business Success Stories
Reflecting a broader trend towards R&D globalization, a number of developing and emerging countries are witnessing increased foreign investments in R&D. A number of emerging locations such as Ukraine, Dubai, Malaysia, Taiwan, Argentina, Bulgaria, Romania, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and many others have started promoting themselves as offshore R&D destinations.
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