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THE Leadership Japan Series by Dale Carnegie Training Tokyo Japan

May 29, 2019

How You Can Get Change Engagement In Japan


We know there are many challenges to getting the team to embrace changes. Resistance, poor buy in, fear of the unknown, the breakdown of cooperation, vague priorities etc. are common problems.  Change engagement won’t be achieved by email announcements or mass town halls. ...

May 22, 2019

Anticipating Trouble Before Activating Change Engagement


Change is glacial in Japan.  Everyone complains about everything but no one wants to change anything if it impacts them.  We call this the NIMBY Protocol.  Not In My Back Yard sums up this philosophy toward change.  This company should change what it is doing,...

May 15, 2019

What Do You Do When Key People Quit?


I once had the perfect team in business.  I had spent years hiring well and really putting a lot into training everyone.  I thought, “finally, I have the perfect team”.  That wondrous situation probably lasted about six months before one of them quit.  A client poached them...

May 8, 2019

Why Japanese Staff Refuse Leadership Positions


It is an irony. In the West ambitious people have the elbows out to bundle you out of their way.  They are scheming and plotting to get the next promotion.  They exaggerate their qualifications, experience, talent and capability at every turn, if they think it will serve...

May 1, 2019

Value Led Leadership


When we think of the value of the leader, we are drawn to things like insight, vision, experience, technical knowledge, expertise.  The Yogi Berra quote on leadership however points to a fatal truism in being in charge of others, “Leading is easy.  Getting people to follow you is the hard...