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Leading in China
Building an Executive Team to Drive Success in the World’s Fastest Growing New Economy

David Everhart Live Audio Session featuring
David Everhart [BIO]
Managing Director, Asia
Leadership Development Solutions

Korn/Ferry International

With its enormous population and rapidly expanding economy, China represents staggering potential business opportunities for Western firms. However, there can be formidable obstacles to overcome. According to leading US-East Asian-relations expert David Everhart, one of the biggest single obstacles to success in China is not having the right organizational structure and leaders to run your business. He identifies four specific issues that multinational firms face in China:

  1. High turn-over rates threaten stability and establishment of a strong corporate culture
  2. Expatriate executives who don’t know how to lead a Chinese workforce
  3. Locally-hired Chinese leaders who lack the international experience and language skills to interface effectively with global headquarters in the U.S. or elsewhere
  4. A Chinese management team that doesn’t understand how to work within a ‘matrixed’ global organization.

To find out how to manage these issues, plan on joining a 90 minute audio session led by David Everhart on Wednesday, June 27, from 1-2:30 pm ET. The session will include a 60-minute presentation with frequent opportunities for questions & answers. David will cover the following topics:

  1. Effective leadership styles for the fast-growing China environment
  2. What kind of leaders is China producing? A look at recent data on Chinese leadership styles and practical applications for talent management
  3. Selecting expatriate managers: issues to consider
  4. Recruiting expatriates to lead in China, retaining Chinese talent.

Participants receive:

  1. Hardcopy of presentation slides sent to your office prior to session

  2. Your questions answered by an expert

Invite your whole team to join you - the fee is the same as long as you are on one line, just put it on speakerphone!

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About the Session Leader

David Everhart
Managing Director, Asia
Leadership Development Solutions

Korn/Ferry International


David Everhart is a Senior Client Partner and Managing Director, Asia for the Leadership Development Solutions consulting practice of Korn/Ferry International, a global talent management and recruitment firm.  An Asia specialist by academic study and work experience, Mr. Everhart has been involved in U.S.- Asian relations for over twenty years.  He has conducted hundreds of training programs throughout the United States and in Asia for executives from dozens of global firms across a variety of industries. In addition, Mr. Everhart teaches highly-rated executive courses on Japanese, Chinese, and Indian management at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Mr. Everhart teaches from his first-hand experiences working with clients in Asia. Mr. Everhart holds a B.A. from Cornell University and an M.A. in East Asian Studies from the University of Michigan.  He is based in Shanghai.

Session Details

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June 27, 2007

1:00pm - 2:30pm ET

Your office


Unlimited attendance per phone connection

How To Register:

Online: Registration is now closed
By phone: Call 1-800-338-2223 or 781-891-8080
(9:00am-5:30pm EST)