Su Dai

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Sometimes Westerners Beat around the Bush – Su Dai

WESTERNERS MIGHT BE WELL KNOWN for being direct in normal circumstances, but often they can become more indirect than Chinese, particularly when providing negative or sensitive news.  So says Su Dai, author of China: Perspectives of a Transplanted Mango. In this Insight video, Su Dai highlights one experience of indirect language experienced while working in the United States, and…

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A different culture makes a leader incompetent - Su Dai - ClarkMorgan Insights
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A Different Culture Makes a Leader Incompetent – Su Dai

THE COMBINATION OF COLLECTIVIST AND INDIVIDUALIST cultures in the same office can cause havoc. Su Dai tells the story of Mike, an American from PepsiCo with a strong belief of the egalitarian culture. But his staff rebelled, preferring instead to have a director who would give top-down directions. So what do you do if you find yourself within this culture…

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