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Tue, 18 Oct

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Free webinar: Zoom

Hiring, hierarchies and leadership teams in East and West

What executives must know about the way Asian and Western ideas differ about a leader’s responsibilities towards teams, other departments, superiors and even clients, suppliers and stakeholders like investors and government.

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Hiring, hierarchies and leadership teams in East and West

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18 Oct 2022, 18:00 – 19:00 GMT+8

Free webinar: Zoom

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Hiring, hierarchies and leadership teams in East and West

with Gabor Holch and Michael Whelan

International firms can manage their business in or with China despite recession, market volatility and even unclear regulations as long as they hire and engage confident, culturally agile leadership teams, Beijing-based executive search consultant Michael Whelan told me recently. Why do otherwise successful companies fail that test? One chief reason is that Asian and Western ideas differ about a leader’s responsibilities towards teams, other departments, superiors and even clients, suppliers and stakeholders like investors and government. Too many executives in headquarters and Asia-based expat jobs simply ignore the differences, and stumble against invisible hurdles while running their businesses.

At this free East-West Leadership webinar, Michael shares his 30+ years of experience with Gabor Holch and participants. We discuss the nature of differences in hierarchy, leadership roles and problem-solving approaches in the East and West, especially China, the US and EU. Michael and Gabor both bring stories and experiences from their daily consulting practice with senior executives, and share research results on the prospects of East-West intercultural leadership in key industries including aerospace, automotive, machinery, tech, pharmaceuticals, additive manufacturing and renewable energy.

Michael Whelan is a Beijing-based executive search veteran with an extensive global clientele and a focus on senior leaders and their teams in the advanced industrial manufacturing B2B space. Over 25 years of executive recruitment experience in China and the Asia-Pacific allow him a unique insight into the mindsets and practices of both expat and local executives at both struggling and successful SMEs and larger international firms. As Founder and CEO of The Palio Group, Michael has delivering bespoke recruitment, retention and strategic advice to a select group of western clients for over a decade. Check Michael's LinkedIn profile.

Gabor Holch is an intercultural leadership consultant, coach, author and speaker who has served 100+ clients in 30+ countries. An expat since age 4, China-based since 2002 and working globally, Gabor is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) in English and Mandarin, certified consultant at the management academies of half a dozen global corporations and licensed in major assessment tools including DISC, the Predictive Index, NeuroColor and MBTI. Check Gabor's LinkedIn profile.

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