Leadership Success in China: An Expatriate's Guide

Leadership Success in China: An Expatriate's Guide

by Alice Law, William Byham, Erik Duerring, DDI China Team
     
 

The Opportunity of a Lifetime
China's recent economic development has been nothing short of phenomenal. For the Western leader assigned to the Chinese mainland, the career opportunities are unsurpassed. Expatriates have the privilege of playing a pivotal role in one of the most exciting economic and cultural transformations in recent world history. The time…  See more details below

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The Opportunity of a Lifetime
China's recent economic development has been nothing short of phenomenal. For the Western leader assigned to the Chinese mainland, the career opportunities are unsurpassed. Expatriates have the privilege of playing a pivotal role in one of the most exciting economic and cultural transformations in recent world history. The time spent leading and managing in China will prove to be one of the most challenging, dynamic, and personally rewarding assignments an expatriate could hope to imagine.

Leadership Success in China: An Expatriate's Guide is written for expatriate leaders who want to jump-start their China career and quickly get up and running in their new environment. The complexities of managing a team steeped in a culture vastly different from the expatriate's own cannot be underestimated. Some tried-and-true Western business practices can be applied; others will fall flat in the face of China's cultural differences. Still other, unique practices heretofore unknown to the expatriate leader might be a better fit. Leadership Success in China: An Expatriate's Guide details what techniques and practices will work for expatriates in China and how others, such as performance management and selection, will need to be augmented for the Chinese culture. It also notes the traps and pitfalls for the expatriate to avoid. This book is a practical, must-have handbook for leaders charged with building a productive, trusting, empowered team in China that can achieve the business and strategic goals set forth by the head office.

Who Should Read It
Leadership Success in China: An Expatriate's Guide is written for executives,managers, and human resource professionals who are on assignment—or soon will be—in mainland China and those who will interact frequently with Chinese as part of their managerial role.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976151449
Publisher:
Development Dimensions International, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2008

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