Blending the best of East and West skills

10:02, January 17, 2011      

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In this revised edition of Dr Frank Gallo's best-selling book, "Business Leadership in China: How to Blend Best Western Practices with Chinese Wisdom", the author brings the story of leadership in China up to date.

With new material on Chinese leadership styles and the challenges of going global, the book is ideal for any international manager who wants to better understand how to blend the best practices of Western leadership with traditional Chinese wisdom. The content comes from a combination of English and Chinese literature, interviews with practicing executives in China as well as the author's own experience as a leader in China.

The author is the Greater China chief leadership consultant for Hewitt Associates, and he offers sage advice on effective leadership practices for the China market. His key areas of focus include:

the unique challenge and complex issues of leading a firm or division in China;

major areas of cultural differences such as teamwork, decision-making and employee motivation between Chinese and Western business practices;

common areas of misunderstanding such as truth versus courteousness, managing a hierarchy versus empowerment and dealing with the role of the individual rather than the rule of law;

implementing effective leadership strategies and development with a Chinese company.

This timely book will provide invaluable guidance for both Chinese and Western leaders who want to understand the art of leadership in both the multinational and domestic market - an harmonious leadership style that draws out the best from both Eastern and Western business practices.

Source: China Daily
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