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Gallo, Frank

Business Leadership in China (Revised Edition)

How to Blend Best Western Practices with Chinese Wisdom

€ 34.95

The second edition of this highly successful book reviews ways in which the executive in China can better undestand the blend of these two cultures

Taal / Language : English


Preface to the 2nd Edition – What the author has learned about Chinese leadership since the 1st Edition.

Foreword – A Chinese leader provides commentary on how this book is useful to Chinese leaders as well as Western.

A Personal Story (Personal experience as a new Western leader in China)

Part I – Understanding Chinese Leadership Today

Chapter One – Introduction Some Basics about Leadership and the Special Leadership Needs in China (Survey data, barriers to building leaders in China, can you build leadership talent in China).

Chapter Two – Methodology and Format of the Book (How is the book layed out, how was info obtained.)

Chapter Three – Special Leadership Needs in China (Why is leadership and leadership development different in China than elsewhere in the world.

Chapter Four – Philosophical and Cultural Foundations of Western Leadership
 (How are Westerners raised and what are the foundations of their leadership? – individualism, independence, freedom, risk taking, trust in others, etc.

Chapter Five – Philosophical and Cultural Foundations of Chinese Leadership
 (How are the Chinese raised and what are the foundations of their leadership? – values derived from Confucianism and elsewhere – collectivism, relationships, suspicious of outsiders, not going to extremes, balance, etc.)

Chapter Six – Unique Leadership Traits in China
 (Are there universal leadership competencies?  Are there competencies that are not valuable in one culture vs. the other?  Can they be interpreted differently?  There some competencies that Chinese believe that Westerners cannot easily attain.)

Chapter Seven – Leading from the Heart
 (This chapter identifies the unique styles of successful leaders in China and how those styles may vary from those found in leaders in other countries.)

Chapter Eight – Human Resource Trends in China – (How does the changing landscape of human resources in China impact leadership?

Part II – Making It Work In China

Chapter Nine – Trust – (How is trust defined in China compared to elsewhere and how does this impact one’s ability to lead?)

Chapter Ten – Empowerment vs. Hierarchy – (While empowerment is a given approach to Western leadership, in China, based on     Confucianism, it requires some extra steps to make it understood and applicable.)

Chapter Eleven – Individualism vs. Collectivism – (How does this difference in world view impact leadership in collectivist China vs. the individualistic West?)

Chapter Twelve – The Rule of Man vs. The Rule of Law – (Most of the West uses the rule of law to run a business and to make leadership decisions.  In China, where the law is less sophisticated than the West, the rule of man is still prevalent.  How does one lead under such conditions?)

Chapter Thirteen – Innovation and Risk Taking – Chinese are known not to be risk takers or innovators.  This perception is incorrect and based on a misunderstanding of the caution that often underlies Chinese behavior.

Chapter Fourteen Decision Making – Chinese business is based on a consensus form of decision making.  This is sometimes frustrating for Westerners who prefer prompt decisiveness.

Chapter Fifteen – Influencing Employee Motivation – In earlier times, workers did not expect managers to be interested in their motivations.  Sometimes, when Chinese leaders try to motivate employees, it is looked at with suspicion.  What does my manager really want?

Chapter Sixteen – Teamwork – Research has shown that internal teams in China are very close, more so than Western teams.  Perhaps this is related to the strength of family values.  On the other hand, cross team collaboration in China is weaker than what is typically found abroad.

Chapter Seventeen – Rewarding Leaders in China – Traditionally, reward programs in China were simply a way to distribute pay and benefits.  Now, Chinese firms use rewards strategically and leaders see rewards as an important weapon in their toolkit.

Chapter Eighteen – Executive Coaching – While executive coaching is considered a benefit in the West, especially for leaders and high potential leaders, in China, coaching is sometimes seen as remedial and only assigned to poor performers.

Part III – What Do We Do Now?

Chapter Nineteen What Should a Leadership Program in China Look Like?
 (This is an outline of what a comprehensive leadership program in China should look like.  It lists and describes the programs that must be in place and how to make them work best in China.)

Chapter Twenty – Progressing from Chinese Manager to Global Leader – There are very few Chinese leaders working abroad.  This is a big challenge for companies in China as they try to export their best people to other countries.

Chapter Twenty One – Conclusion – What is next for business leadership in China?

Appendix 1 – Summary of the Interviewees (Biographical info on the more than 20 executives and consultants who were interviewed for the book.)

Appendix 2 – Key Chinese Concepts Relevant to Leadership in China



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Paperback / softback
272 pagina's
Januari 2010
426 gram
227 x 155 x 24 mm
John Wiley and Sons Ltd us
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