I work with senior leaders who are frustrated that their teams in China are not performing to their potential. This is often due to a lack of cross cultural experience from leaders. I help them to understand the most common challenges faced by leading teams in China, give them practical tools and techniques to apply with their teams, and support the integration and development of their team. This results in more productive teams who spend less time resolving side-issues and more energy focused on driving the business forward.
In The Bamboo Leader, you will learn why cross cultural leadership is an essential skill for managers today. This energetic and practical speech uses the metaphor of bamboo to create a picture of how leadership skills can be learned quickly and systematically.
- Learn the most common challenges facing leaders in multinationals in China today
- Learn which challenges are cultural and which are not
- Identify when you need to adjust your leadership style
- Explore the qualities of a Bamboo Leader
- Examine psychological, economic and societal influences on how business is conducted in China today
“Leadership is an over-used but not understood skill in China. While organisations today are in dire need of leadership skills, many people are not clear on what being a leader actually means and more importantly what they need to do. The Bamboo Leader makes it easy to see how you are a leader and your organisation needs you to grow into a leader today.” - Warwick John Fahy, Creator of The Bamboo Leader
Warwick is an experienced business coach, workshop trainer and author. Having worked across Asia and the Middle East, he brings extensive cultural intelligence to his client assignments. Warwick travels from Shanghai to support clients across Asia.
His background spans over 15 years in the technology, financial, fast moving consumer goods, retail, professional services, and industrial manufacturing industries. During his tenure with a Big 4 Accounting Firm in China he managed training and people development for over 3,000 employees.
As Chairman of the world’s largest public speaking organisation – Toastmasters International – in China, Warwick’s leadership more than doubled the size of the organization, united chapters across China and developed young leaders who have continued to grow and develop the organization to over 2,500 members. Warwick was inducted into the Toastmasters International Hall of Fame in August 2007 for his pioneering leadership as chairman for Toastmasters in China. Warwick has been twice elected to the executive committee of The British Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai
His sensitivity for Chinese culture has helped him support talent development programs for multinationals and today he supports international managers coming to China and Chinese managers going out on assignment around the world. Warwick’s specialty is supporting clients through periods of change. Unplanned change can be a challenge for executives. Warwick has worked on outplacement assignments to help clients maintain a positive outlook and practically support them through tough changes.
Warwick has helped management teams to improve their quick thinking and ability to work together by using improvisation techniques adapted from the theater and improvisational comedy fields. This high energy and fully immersive approach helps executives master challenging soft skills in a safe fun environment. Executives who have to face media or handle hostile questioning have benefited from these sessions.
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