Leadership Competencies         in China       www.china-business-connect.com                    @intelligence2a     how d...
Leadership Competencies in China    What these well-meaning leaders will soon learn     however is that it is simply naïv...
Western Leadership Competencies                                           honesty                                         ...
Western Leadership Competencies    Most Chinese companies would also cite these     competencies as being important for C...
Unique Chinese Leadership Competencies                               wu    indirectness                                 zh...
Wu                               Wu represents a kind of very                               deep and sudden insight that  ...
Zhong yongZhong yong is also unique to China.• Western leaders are taught to take an extreme position and defend it.• The ...
Patriotism    Patriotism is another leadership competency that is important in China  but rarely mentioned in Western exec...
Integrating Western best practice with ChinesewisdomIntegrating Western best practices with Chinese wisdom is one of the m...
Holistic thinkingHolistic thinking is also common in China but very rare in Westerners.                   West            ...
IndirectnessThe concept of indirectness       is unique to Chinese leadership success.                  China             ...
Unique Chinese Leadership Competencies                            wu                                                      ...
more information             about    China Business Training, free packs and trial version in:www.china-business-connect....
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This lessons looks at the cultural foundations of both Western and Chinese leadership and then identifies a group of unique leadership competencies that proven Chinese leaders have used successfully.

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Leadership competencies in China (short lessons)

  1. 1. Leadership Competencies in China www.china-business-connect.com @intelligence2a how doing business with China Company:trainings, step-by-step guides, reports, case studies
  2. 2. Leadership Competencies in China What these well-meaning leaders will soon learn however is that it is simply naïve to think that Western leadership practices will automatically work in China. In fact, some of them will work fine as is. Some practices will need to be modified. And some will actually have to be sent to the scrap heap. China Business Connect: Trainings, Step-by-Step Guides support@china-business-connect.com © china-business-connect.com www.China-Business-Connect.com
  3. 3. Western Leadership Competencies honesty strategic and more... thinking conceptual visionary thinking thinking customer service focusChina Business Connect: Trainings, Step-by-Step Guides support@china-business-connect.com© china-business-connect.com www.China-Business-Connect.com
  4. 4. Western Leadership Competencies Most Chinese companies would also cite these competencies as being important for Chinese leaders. But in China there are others that are specific to China. None of these unique Chinese leadership competencies are likely to be found in a typical Western list of leadership competencies. China Business Connect: Trainings, Step-by-Step Guides support@china-business-connect.com © china-business-connect.com www.China-Business-Connect.com
  5. 5. Unique Chinese Leadership Competencies wu indirectness zhong yong While there are many of these unique competencies required for successful Chinese business leadership, six of them will be discussed in this lessons. holistic thinking patriotism integrating Western practice with Chinese wisdomChina Business Connect: Trainings, Step-by-Step Guides support@china-business-connect.com© china-business-connect.com www.China-Business-Connect.com
  6. 6. Wu Wu represents a kind of very deep and sudden insight that is not often referred to in Western thinking. Westerners tend to think in a linear way. Wu requires holistic thinking.China Business Connect: Trainings, Step-by-Step Guides support@china-business-connect.com© china-business-connect.com www.China-Business-Connect.com
  7. 7. Zhong yongZhong yong is also unique to China.• Western leaders are taught to take an extreme position and defend it.• The Chinese, by following the Confucian discipline of zhong yong, are trying to get it “just right.”• This is certainly a cause of some conflict between Westerners and Chinese in business settings.The Westerner accuses the Chinese of being too vagueand the Chinese accuses the Westerner of being tooextreme and not considering all sides of the issue.China Business Connect: Trainings, Step-by-Step Guides support@china-business-connect.com© china-business-connect.com www.China-Business-Connect.com
  8. 8. Patriotism Patriotism is another leadership competency that is important in China but rarely mentioned in Western executive position descriptions.China Business Connect: Trainings, Step-by-Step Guides support@china-business-connect.com© china-business-connect.com www.China-Business-Connect.com
  9. 9. Integrating Western best practice with ChinesewisdomIntegrating Western best practices with Chinese wisdom is one of the mostimportant differences that lead to business leadership success in Chinesecompanies. Western China• New Western leaders in China • Many Western leadership best are rarely able to do this well. practices are imported to Successful Chinese leaders in China because they were Western companies cite this as proven in the West. critical for success.Before you can do so successfully, you need to explain why empowerment worksand why it will make the company more effective in the long run. If it is simplyimposed, as is the case when many Western leaders are assigned to a company inChina, the very employees who are supposed to be enriched in their jobs by thispractice often meet it with suspicion and confusion. China Business Connect: Trainings, Step-by-Step Guides support@china-business-connect.com © china-business-connect.com www.China-Business-Connect.com
  10. 10. Holistic thinkingHolistic thinking is also common in China but very rare in Westerners. West China• People from the West, especially • Chinese tend to think differently. Europeans, tend to think in a linear Chinese generally see the entire fashion. issue as a whole and not simply as• This kind of thinking is often a series of distinct parts. circular, which can be very • Chinese will often go back to the frustrating to Westerners who beginning to re-integrate things prefer to have a beginning, middle now that more is known. and end to every discussion.Westerners believe that is wasting time because it was already discussed.This is another common reason for disagreements in understandingbetween Western and Chinese negotiators. China Business Connect: Trainings, Step-by-Step Guides support@china-business-connect.com © china-business-connect.com www.China-Business-Connect.com
  11. 11. IndirectnessThe concept of indirectness is unique to Chinese leadership success. China West• It means that the good Chinese • Westerners are taught to be direct leader knows when to be direct in any situation, regardless of face and when it is better to be indirect. issues. This is another cause for• For example, in cases of face misunderstanding between East (mianzi), it is often better to be and West. indirect to protect the other • The Westerner, in their desire to be person’s dignity. honest and direct, is often accused• Chinese, on the other hand, are by the Chinese of being too often accused by Westerners of aggressive and uncaring because being too evasive and not getting to they make statements publicly that the point at hand because they are may harm another person’s too concerned with courtesy over feelings and cause them to lose truth. face. China Business Connect: Trainings, Step-by-Step Guides support@china-business-connect.com © china-business-connect.com www.China-Business-Connect.com
  12. 12. Unique Chinese Leadership Competencies wu These six unique Chinese leadership competencies are all considered necessary for leadership success in indirectness zhong yong China.holistic thinking patriotism integrating Western practice with Any leader, be they Chinese or Western, Chinese wisdom should consider these as they work to be successful in leading Chinese employees.China Business Connect: Trainings, Step-by-Step Guides support@china-business-connect.com© china-business-connect.com www.China-Business-Connect.com
  13. 13. more information about China Business Training, free packs and trial version in:www.china-business-connect.com how doing business with China Company:trainings, step-by-step guides, reports, case studies
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