Throughout our careers, we encounter a range of management styles, with mixed results. But what is it that distinguishes a regular boss from a truly great boss? Why is it that some help us to reach new heights, while others make us feel constrained? These are deceptively simple questions with many complex answers, the latest of which comes from Sydney Finkelstein. In his new book Superbosses, Finkelstein takes as his guide figures from disparate industries, including jazz musician Miles Davis and newspaper editor Gene Roberts, and examines the traits of those who have spawned extensive networks of talent, the titular superbosses, and ultimately brought greater success to themselves.
Long the purveyors of advanced skills and knowledge, Chinese sea turtles, or overseas returnees, are now finding a different environment back home.
Official figures of unemployment in China may not be showing us the reality of joblessness for recent graduates and migrant workers. Recent graduate James Du has been searching for a job for four months in Beijing to no avail. The holder of a master’s degree in finance from Moscow University of Industry and Finance rationalizes: […]
Chinese companies ramp up training by setting up in-house universities to retain talent A couple of students sit outside a state-of-the-art training facility enjoying their break over a cup of coffee in a chic café resembling a luxury version of Starbucks. Soon they will go back inside and sit behind their desks in modern classrooms, […]
Editor’s Note: Even as the global economy slows down, some Chinese companies are grappling with a new reality: hypergrowth. Dizzying growth rates might sound like good news in today’s world, but they create their own set of challenges. In a new series titled The High Growth Conundrum, CKGSB Knowledge will walk you through the different challenges associated with hypergrowth […]
As the war for talent intensifies, Chinese companies seem to be outdoing MNCs for the first time ever