Training - Leading and Managing Effectively in China

November 24, 2017


Course objectives:

This training event is designed to help expatriates increase awareness of their own cultural values and familiarize themselves with the Chinese social system, cultural patterns, communication styles, and management approaches. Participants will also be asked to take the Worldpass Assessment, a cultural assessment tool that will help them understand their own cultural profile, and compare it with a typical Chinese profile. The aim is to identify differences between two cultures in terms of relationships with others, relationships to business, and relationships to time. Also, participants will be able to better understand how to bridge and reconcile the differences between their culture and Chinese culture.

You will get an assessment to better understand your own cultural values compared with those common in China, helping to anchor your experience of working in a multi-cultural environment. You will also acquire the tools to create a more productive and satisfying working relationship with your Chinese colleagues.

  • Raise awareness of different cultural patterns in the workplace including participants’ own cultures.
  • Understand Chinese culture and its impact on business and management.
  • Help participants see culturally-based patterns of communication and interaction.
  • Discuss methods for avoiding misunderstanding and practice using effective responses.
  • Learn a model to effectively develop cross-cultural competence/skill
  • Enhance communication between expatriate managers and their local Chinese colleagues and staff.
  • Understand how to develop trusted relationship with the Chinese both internally and externally
  • Enhance expatriates’ leadership effectiveness in China, in term of communicating with Chinese, leading team, and driving result.

Who should attend:

Expatriate leaders working in a multicultural setting with colleagues from a variety of nations are no strangers to challenge.

If you are a foreign expatriate who would like to better understand how Chinese culture is influencing your work, this course is for you.

Course outline:

1. Understanding Culture, Chinese Cultural Beliefs and Values

  • A brief history of China with emphasis after 1840
  • Culture and its impact on global business and the workplace
  • A model to develop cross-cultural competence
  • What shapes Chinese cultural beliefs and values?
  • Chinese cultural impact on Chinese society
  • Key Values that impact Chinese business and management practices
  • A model to compare your culture with Chinese culture
  • Debrief assessment profile and understanding different cultural dimensions

2. Cultural Applications in Leading and Managing Effectively with Chinese

  • Understanding the Chinese leadership style
  • Understanding the Chinese decision making process
  • Chinese conflict resolution style
  • Apply Chinese Cultural Insight to Enhance Leadership Effectiveness
  • How to motivate Chinese
  • How to develop trusted relationship with Chinese
  • How to communicate effectively with Chinese
  • How to lead Chinese team
  • How to drive result in China


Donny Huang

Donny Huang is the founding managing partner of 4stones Cross-Cultural Consulting Group, a leading cross-cultural management and global leadership development firm in China.

Donny truly understands the cultural differences that shape global business and leadership behaviors. As a consultant and executive coach, he has served many large Chinese national corporations including Lenovo, Huawei Technology, and ZTE Corporation, as well as multinationals like Singapore Airlines, Nike, the World Bank, UBS, Microsoft, Dell, Areva, and more.

Donny started his career with Standard Chartered Bank. Following his MBA, Donny moved on to serve as International Operations Supervisor and Representative for Allied Domecq Retailing International, the parent company of Baskin-Robbins and Dunkin’ Donuts. He was VP at Datahouse, an established Honolulu-based management and technology consulting company and thereafter Managing Director of Pilot Marketing Management Consulting Co. Prior to founding 4stones, Donny was Vice President of Sales & Marketing for a Canadian public-trading company.

Donny has taught Intercultural Communications/Management in several US and Chinese universities such as Peking University and University of International Business and Economics- Beijing (UIBE). He has been invited to speak at international conferences, such as Conference Board’s Leadership Forum and Horasis European-China Business Conference. Donny is certified to use Hogan Assessment and Thunderbird Global Mindset Inventory.

Donny Huang is frequently quoted in and has published over 30 articles in the Chinese business press. He has contributed to “Managing Cultural Differences” (Sixth Edition) by Dr. Robert Moran, assisted in writing a chapter in the 2010 Pfeiffer Leadership Development Annual book, and co-authored a book titled "Global Mindset Leadership" in 2015. He holds an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management located in Arizona, USA, and did graduate work on Cultures and Leadership at the East-West Center in Hawaii.

Donny was "Vice Chair-Asia" for Thunderbird Global Council, and a committee member of the 2005 Committee, an elite Chinese returnees group.


November 24




The Office Park, Tower AB, 6th Floor, No. 10 Jintongxi Road


3210 RMB / Members
3745 RMB / Non members

* Price including 6.72 % VAT, includes course materials.

Minimum number of attendees:



Certificate of Completion is provided.




You need more information about our trainings in Beijing? Please contact us:

Marielle CHEN

Tel: (010) 6461 0260

In order to participate in this training, please register before November 22 at 17:00. To register, fill in the form below:

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