Hidden dragons

Wilson, Brenda
August 2008
People Management;8/7/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 16, p18
The author reflects on developing business leaders in China. He mentions a Mercer survey which showed that he number one challenge in recruiting staff was a lack of qualified candidates in the Chinese market. He claims that current leaders, many of whom were born in the 1950s and early 1960s, tend not to be strong strategists, innovators or problem-solvers and are more comfortable with an authoritarian, command-and-control style. He proposes the localization of business leadership. INSETS: The truth about Chinese managers;China's employment law.


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