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This is particularly true in China, where Korn/Ferry’s data has shown that many local executives behave in a highly reactive manner without keeping overall business strategy in mind. Many Chinese-based leaders are often managing above their developmental level and need accelerated development plans. These factors make carefully targeted coaching a very wise investment.

Over 60 percent of the executives in our poll reported that their organizations are extremely effective or effective at staffing and recruitment (Figure 2). In our experience few companies are as good at this as they believe.

1.5% 4.7%

7.7%

4.6%

7.7%

29.2%

3.1%

7.8%

10.8%

21.5%

29.7% 41.5%

37.5%

44.6% 50.8% 63.1%

Extremely Effective Effective

36.9%

Somewhat Effective

44.6%

Ineffective

48.4% 41.5% 38.5%

Not Undertaken at All

35.9%

21.5% 35.4% 24.6%

15.4%

9.4%

12.5% 6.2% 4.7%

3.1%

4.6%

Performance High Assessment of Evaluation Potential Leadership/ Management Identification for Senior Competence Positions

9.2%

15.4%

10.8% 9.4% 3.1%

Succession Planning

Executive Coaching

3.1%

Staffing & Leadership Senior Training Management Recruitment /Board Effectiveness

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Bringing Leadership to the Fore: How Organizations in China are Managing Talent in the Downturn  

Bringing Leadership to the Fore: How Organizations in China are Managing Talent in the Downturn

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