Working in China

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It seems that all the world's eyes are on China .. for lots of different reasons. it has just failed to overtake Japan as the world's second largest economy, but grew at an astonishing 8% last year. Google announced that it is no longer willing to censor its Chinese search service ...

My work with UBM in 2010 took me to China, to coach a Chinese CEO in Beijing, a Malaysian CEO in Shanghai and a Chinese executive running a Chinese/British joint venture in Shanghai, and I continue to work there this year with another Chinese leader in Shanghai. My work with this group has given me a sense for some of the real tensions and challenges facing leaders in that country right now - not least recruiting talent, managing growth and being able to have effective conversations about individual and team performance in a culture where people are very sensitive about losing face. 

 

 

 

“Nicola has been a real hit with the executives she has coached”

—Jennifer Duvalier, ARM plc