Leadership and management development
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Leadership and management development book
Leadership skills and management competence are important for the effective management of people and organizations. Leadership management development in China remains a relatively under-explored topic in HRM. This chapter consists of three main sections. First, it highlights the nature of management and the key characteristics of leadership in China. We look at how the Chinese managerial outlook and leadership approach may differ from that of western societies. We also investigate how leadership styles and the mindset of the new generation of Chinese managers may have changed compared with the older generation of managers who were developed under the state-planned economy. The second section of the chapter focuses on management training and development as well as the management of managers in China. Here, we evaluate the role of the state in building up a national management education and development system through higher education institutes and the involvement of foreign educators in the last three decades. We also brieﬂ y review survey ﬁ ndings of how globally-oriented Chinese managers are and what perceived competence gaps have emerged. In the ﬁ nal section, we examine some of the management development practices in private ﬁ rms and identify major challenges they face and how their practices may be a consequence as well as a cause of the current talent shortage problem in the Chinese management labour market.