Rupert Munton

Rupert Munton has 20 years of international management experience in industries as diverse as the military, agriculture, construction sales, HR, and training. He first joined ClarkMorgan in 2005 in the role of Beijing Sales Manager and is now Talent Development Director, responsible for the internal development of all ClarkMorgan staff.

Rupert is also a qualified Hogan Assessment assessor, and experienced coach. He works closely with clients across China and Asia-Pacific, including Daimler, Nike, and Texas Instruments.

Rupert holds a BA (Hons) in Arabic and International Relations from Durham University, United Kingdom.

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English, Hebrew and Arabic
Nationality
United Kingdom
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Articles by Rupert Munton

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When Identifying High Potentials, Don’t Be a Magpie

  THE MAGPIE IS A BIRD WITH A SPECIFIC weakness. If you ever find a magpie’s nest, you are sure to find it littered with a curious collection of candy wrappers, silver foil, and coloured ribbons. The magpie has an uncontrollable attraction to bright and gleaming items. It has no interest in anything that doesn’t…

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The High Performer Versus High Potential Dilemma

FINALLY, AFTER YEARS OF DISAPPOINTMENT and false hope, Sheffield United, my hometown football team, are back. Only one loss in the last 22 league games has catapulted my beloved team to the top of the English First Division. At the risk of tempting fate, there is nothing to suggest that this form will not continue…

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I see what you are saying
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Communication Across Cultures and Who's to Blame

I SETTLED DOWN THE OTHER NIGHT to enjoy a Stephen Fry documentary on the origins of language. I have no pretentions of intellectualism, and as a rule my viewing matter consists of explosions and body counts. However, for Stephen Fry I make exceptions. For those of you not in the know, Stephen Fry is a ridiculously…

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Combating the "That Won't Work Here" Attitude

FOR TEN YEARS, DOCTOR GREGORY HOUSE was the hottest fictional medical practitioner on US television. On a weekly basis, he found the cure that no other Doctor could find. His secret? He refused to take any answer he received from his patients as fact, and instead dug deeper to discover the root cause. When it comes…

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Change is not the problem
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Change is NOT the Problem

CHANGE MANAGEMENT TRAINING IS POPULAR RIGHT NOW. Australia is near the end of the fiscal year, China has just begun to warm up, and as a result targets, processes, structures and strategies are all being reviewed. The interesting thing for me is that each meeting has focused on a perception that each announcement of planned changes…

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Influence others through focused behaviour

  AT FIRST GLANCE,  PHIL TAYLOR, or to give him his full title, Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor, would not strike you as being the most dominant British sporting star of the last 25 years. Comfortably middle aged, with a waist measurement that far exceeds his chest size,and heavily tattooed forearms, Phil has the appearance of a retired…

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Do Unto Others…

NOW, I AM NOT A RELIGIOUS MAN. Truth be told I am far more Hitchens than Holy Communion. When it comes to the Bible, I believe that along with Revelations and Exodus, there should be another chapter entitled Contradictions. Likewise the Koran, which is basically the Bible on random play. The Talmud has a little…

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Beware of Cultural Blindfolds

SALMON, WHILE TASTY, ARE A BREED OF FISH that like to do things the hard way. When breeding season arrives, they head back to their birthplace. This tends to involve swimming epic distances against the flow of the river. Many die from exhaustion and others fall foul of predators who, knowing the habits of the…

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Avoiding Change Curve Balls

FEW THINGS IN LIFE ARE CERTAIN. With the exception of Keith Richards, we can pretty much all count on the fact that death is guaranteed. Marriage and children are more than likely, and frustration with bureaucracy when applying for visas in China is a given. One other thing to add to this list would be…

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This Year, Make a Difference

HORSE! NOW I HAVE THAT OUT OF THE WAY I shall resist the urge to wax lyrical about what this equine themed year will offer  those of you born in 1966, 1978, et cetera, and aim for a more general plan of attack for 2014. It’s not that I have any major issue with traditions…

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Turning Copy Cats into Hunting Dogs

IT IS SAID THAT IMITATION is the highest form of flattery. If this is true, then there are a great many multinational companies (MNCs) in China which should be feeling almost dizzy with praise. Whilst Chinese creativity and innovation, which produced among other things, gunpowder, the compass (and possibly football) has been rather dormant in…

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A Lesson in Sales From the Pie Lady

IF BRITISH EXPATS TEND to pine for fish and chips, then for Australians, the food which gets them hungering for a taste of home, is the traditional Aussie meat pie. True, these are hardly examples of haute cuisine and may well be sneered at by our French counterparts, but then horse meat and snails don’t exactly…

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Video Insights with Rupert Munton

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Adapt Your Communication Style When Working Globally – Rupert Munton

BUSINESS AND CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS are not mutually exclusive when working globally. Rather, it’s important to be able to recognise differences and adapt accordingly, to effectively persuade and influence colleagues, subordinates and managers from different cultures. One significant difference between cultures is high and low context. Understanding where you, as well as others, fit in…

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Team Building – Beijing

CLARKMORGAN CONSULTANTS assist multinational companies run complex and inspirational team building programs across Greater China and Asia-Pacific. In this video, watch Daimler managers create their very own movie trailers, and then present these at a gala dinner, in our team building activity titled ‘Lights, Camera, Action’.

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Use Gestures to Engage, not Distract, the Audience – Rupert Munton

WHEN GIVING A PRESENTATION don’t under estimate amount of information you give to the audience via gestures and body language. Using slow gestures conveys confidence, and also helps control the speed of the voice, while ensuring the audience focuses on the key message of your presentation. Rupert Munton is a seasoned presenter, having worked in…

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To get noticed by your boss mirror their value
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To Get Noticed by Your Boss, Mirror Their Values – Rupert Munton

THE WORD ‘PROFESSIONAL’ MEANS DIFFERENT THINGS to different people. Some might state that appearance and politeness are critical, whereas others will argue that professional is all about getting results. There simply is no right and wrong answer. So how do you get seen as professional by your boss? Rupert Munton, ClarkMorgan’s Head of Professional Services believes…

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Use a holistic approach to writing business e-mails
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Use a Holistic Approach to Writing Business E-mails – Rupert Munton

TODAY’S GENERATION of business professionals are spoiled by technology. Letters have been replaced by e-mails, which in turn are deteriorated due to the proliferation of SMS communication. To make life easier templates are used, but often these templates are inappropriate due to mismatching tone, or contradictory statements. Take, for example, one hospital that “looks forward…

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Hire on skill set not job title
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Hire on Skill Set Not Job Title – Rupert Munton

IN CHINA THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT shortfall between supply and demand of qualified talent. However, part of the problem may be linked to the recruiters themselves, who are following logical linear pathways for their candidates. In this ClarkMorgan Insights interview with ClarkMorgan Corporate Training Head of Professional Services, Rupert Munton, an alternative pathway is uncovered. One…

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Understanding your audience
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Understanding Your Audience – Rupert Munton

DO NOT TREAT OTHERS as you wish to be treated. Judging people by one’s own personal standards, what’s motivating for themselves isn’t necessarily what is relevant to others. Therefore, we should treat others as they wish to be treated. So says Rupert Munton, Head of Professional Services at ClarkMorgan Ltd. He highlights how focusing on one’s own…

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The importance of face
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The Importance of Face – Rupert Munton

YOU CAN NEVER BE REMINDED ENOUGH about the importance of ‘face’ in China. While guides highlight its importance, and veterans discuss its significance it is easy to overlook this idiosyncratic cultural phenomenon in ones daily work. Such was the case with two British engineers – one with experience in China, and the other without. Rupert Munton…

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