Working for Chinese Boss:  Leadership in China By Biao Wang (MBA) Camellia Universal Limited 9 April 2011 Moscow, Russia C...
Introduction <ul><li>In China, the demand for leadership knowledge is growing rapidly.  </li></ul><ul><li>More internation...
Leadership Common Ground Between China And West <ul><li>The following skills are universally important: judgement ability,...
The Environment Features of Chinese Leadership <ul><li>Social environment: Overall consideration & civic awareness. </li><...
The Main Features of Chinese Leadership <ul><li>Pecking order principle  </li></ul><ul><li>Respect face  </li></ul><ul><li...
Communication Style Showing respect; not wanting to disagree publicly Agreement/nothing to be added Remaining silent Descr...
The Relationship Between The Chinese Boss & Employees <ul><li>In China, the employees need to serve the Chinese boss.  </l...
How To Work For The Chinese Boss <ul><li>Respect & adopt the Chinese culture . </li></ul><ul><li>Learn some Chinese:  </li...
Conclusion & Recommendation <ul><li>As the Chinese famous saying  goes:  “if you know your Chinese boss & know yourself, y...
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Working For Chinese Boss - Leadership In China

  1. 1. Working for Chinese Boss: Leadership in China By Biao Wang (MBA) Camellia Universal Limited 9 April 2011 Moscow, Russia Camellia Universal Limited 2011
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>In China, the demand for leadership knowledge is growing rapidly. </li></ul><ul><li>More international consultancy and research companies are trying to enter the market in China. </li></ul><ul><li>However, most international leadership consulting businesses fail in China. </li></ul><ul><li>It is essential to take into account the main features of Chinese culture and the Chinese mindset and pattern of thinking . </li></ul>
  3. 3. Leadership Common Ground Between China And West <ul><li>The following skills are universally important: judgement ability, good interpersonal relationships, influential skills, passion, persistency, good achievement and motivation. </li></ul><ul><li>Features such as reliability, flexibility, motivation, intelligence, decisiveness, trustworthiness and team spirit are commonly respected. </li></ul><ul><li>Neither the Chinese nor others like to work with bosses who are un-cooperative, moody, selfish, rude, dictatorial and self-centred. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Environment Features of Chinese Leadership <ul><li>Social environment: Overall consideration & civic awareness. </li></ul><ul><li>The main features of Chinese cultural environment. </li></ul><ul><li>The main features of Chinese mode of thinking environment. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Main Features of Chinese Leadership <ul><li>Pecking order principle </li></ul><ul><li>Respect face </li></ul><ul><li>Communication style </li></ul>
  6. 6. Communication Style Showing respect; not wanting to disagree publicly Agreement/nothing to be added Remaining silent Describing the action of trying, but with no indication of outcome Difficult, but possible “ Will Try” Yes; maybe; I hear what you are saying Verbal contract “ Yes” Indirect Culture (Chinese) Direct Culture (West) Activity
  7. 7. The Relationship Between The Chinese Boss & Employees <ul><li>In China, the employees need to serve the Chinese boss. </li></ul><ul><li>The employees are more comfortable when their boss distributes work for them to do. </li></ul><ul><li>The relationship between the Chinese boss and his employees is one of beneficial cooperation. </li></ul>
  8. 8. How To Work For The Chinese Boss <ul><li>Respect & adopt the Chinese culture . </li></ul><ul><li>Learn some Chinese: </li></ul><ul><li>Respect the hierarchy & social status. </li></ul><ul><li>Build trust & a personal relationship with the Chinese boss . </li></ul><ul><li>Giving gifts. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the Chinese leadership. </li></ul><ul><li>Respect the face of the Chinese boss . </li></ul><ul><li>Be humble & patient. </li></ul><ul><li>Be loyal. </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal harmony & trust is important. </li></ul><ul><li>Know Chinese social, political, economic & cultural environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver as promised. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion & Recommendation <ul><li>As the Chinese famous saying goes: “if you know your Chinese boss & know yourself, you can win the confidence & trust from your Chinese boss. If you only know yourself, but not your Chinese boss, you may not gain respect. If you know neither yourself nor your Chinese boss, you will always endanger yourself.” </li></ul><ul><li>If you understand & learn the Chinese leadership culture, it will create a positive impression & will have the added benefit of making your work with the Chinese boss more enjoyable. </li></ul>
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