Sep 5, 2015

Interview with Hospira Asia and Japan Regional HR Director John Crawford - Part Two: being a culturally-sensitive leader...

In Part Two, John shared with me the two extremes of “culturally-sensitive” leader, and how to correct the common misbelief about what truly motivate local employees as well as break the hierarchy and create a fair working environment to release their full potential.

Aug 9, 2015

Interview with Hospira Asia and Japan Regional HR Director John Crawford - Part One: China’s talent landscape and developing local talents

I met John Crawford, Regional HR director Asia and Japan at Hospira, who shared with me his views on the latest competitive landscape between expat and local talent for MNCs in China nowadays and the most difficult cultural challenges faced in managing local employees.

May 23, 2015

Interview with Human Behaviour Specialist and Life Coach Adrian Cahill on coaching in China and cross-cultural understanding (Part Two)

In Part One, Adrian talked about the challenges of living and working in China; in this post, he offers views on cultural barriers, and why cross-cultural misunderstandings have something to do with people's thinking patterns, and then how he copes with the "typical" Chinese challenge...

May 16, 2015

Interview with Human Behaviour Specialist and Life Coach Adrian Cahill on coaching in China and cross-cultural understanding (Part One)

I sat down with Adrian Cahill to talk about his experience in China. Adrian is a motivational coach who has lived in China for more than 3 years now. He will talk about the challenges of living and working in China, how he copes with cross-cultural expectations, and his perspectives about what you can expect as a coach and how the Chinese think about coaching.