In recent years, China’s economy has grown so rapidly — and changed so much — that demand for skilled business managers exceeds supply. Can leadership self-development programs help address that gap?
Shuang Ren, Robert Wood and Ying Zhu
Lin, an executive at the Chinese unit of a luxury carmaker, has a problem. During the last decade, the luxury car market in China has grown by 36% a year — and still has plenty of room to grow. But as Lin’s organization grows, he needs more managers capable of leading his fast-growing staff. Unfortunately, he can barely fill the leadership roles within his organization already. His managers often wear multiple hats while they wait for additional managers to ...