Andy Clark

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In a TTT Course, Don't make my mistakes!

MY BIGGEST MISTAKE in running ‘Train the Trainer’ (TTT) was expecting that all my trainees should be able to deliver just like me. The reality is, that the world’s best trainers are 100% themselves. Yes, they may have learned a few tricks along the way. Yes, they understand the trainee’s needs clearly. Yes, they can…

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Coaching Mistakes
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The 5 Key Mistakes in Coaching

COACHING IS RED HOT IN CHINA right now. HR managers at events and networkings ask each other in hushed tones about the progress of their internal coaching program. The details of the hottest external coach’s business cards are hurriedly etched into notebooks. Everyone, from burned out executives to newly onboarded mid-managers, is signing up for programs.…

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The Law of the Counter-Intuitive

LEARN TO BEAT your initial instincts. It has been striking me recently just how much of life is completely counter-intuitive, where you need to take action that is actually the opposite of what you would expect in order to be successful. Recently I purchased a PS3 with the game GT5 – an extremely realistic driving simulator. Much…

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Take Off Your Cultural Blindfold

TOO OFTEN WE BELIEVE our own limited worldview to be superior. I was working with a major sourcing firm recently and had the opportunity to speak with their GM in Hong Kong. He was concerned that their team in the UK was not effectively communicating with their China based colleagues. A few issues had come up such as…

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Delivering a Great Module

WHILE THERE’S NO “PERFECT” way to deliver a module there are a few key things to keep in mind: • Start every module loud and strong with big body language and enthusiasm “Now we are going to look at one of the most essential modules in communication skills – Positive language! This is something I really…

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The Magic of Stadium Speaking

EACH YEAR I GET THE HIGHLY ENJOYABLE task of working with the Walmart board of directors to coach them for their upcoming YBM Speeches. For those outside the Walmart community, the YMB is their “Year Beginning Meeting”, held in a major stadium in one of China’s great cities. Last year we were in Guangzhou’s Baiyun stadium…

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Video Insights with Andy Clark

Rate your cross cultural relationships in order to build them
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Rate Your Cross Cultural Relationships in Order to Build Them – Andy Clark

MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES IN CHINA often suffer from an ‘us and them’ attitude, where local and expatriate staff separate both in the workplace and socially. To build synergy in an organisation, it’s important to bring both camps together. However, this is near impossible if members are unaware of their inability to foster relationships. In this video, Andy…

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Andy Clark - In China don't be afraid to throw out the book
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In China Don’t be Afraid to Throw Out the Book – Andy Clark

BOOKS ON CHINA ARE COMMON, and most give clear instructions on what not to do, alongside the cultural taboos. Andy Clark, a 12 year veteran of mainland China and Hong Kong, believes that sometimes breaking a taboo can make a positive and definitive impression. Andy Clark is the co-founder of ClarkMorgan Corporate Training and the…

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