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Articles by Ed Frauenheim

A Bonding Byproduct

March 23, 2007
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Members of Luxottica’s HR team spent long hours on the road together as part of their work in integrating a newly acquired company into the organization. They found that they built better internal bonds in the process.
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Employee Autonomy in Aisle 5

March 23, 2007
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So far, Best Buy and CultureRx have applied their Results-Only Work Environment solely to the company’s headquarters. But a move to retail is in the works.
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HR Consultant is a long Way From the Farm

March 16, 2007
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From a Beijing skyscraper office, Guo Xin runs Mercer Human Resource Consulting’s practice for mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. But he arrived there after a long journey from humble beginnings.
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Are The Kids Alright

March 16, 2007
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They’re called the “little emperors,” but their burden is big. China’s 20-somethings are given that imperial nickname because so many of them are single children—the result of the country’s population control policies. Seen as spoiled at times, young Chinese nevertheless have big responsibilities both in their family lives and when it comes to the country’s future leadership ranks.
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China Returnee Takes Lessons From Time Abroad

March 16, 2007
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China native Nick Zhang has one foot in the East and the other in the West—and hopes more of his countrymen will learn leadership lessons from overseas.
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The Right Profile for Leading In China

March 16, 2007
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Running the show in China amounts to a delicate balancing act, whether the executive is a Chinese national or an expatriate.
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The Too-Fast Track

March 16, 2007
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China’s rapid economic expansion has revealed a paucity of leadership talent, prompting companies to elevate young managers who oftentimes lack the necessary tools but, regardless, are highly sought after by competitors and can change jobs almost at will.
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The Fat, Mean Economic Machine

March 15, 2007
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China’s Pay Problems

March 14, 2007
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