South Korean President Moon Jae-in
The new Korean President Moon Jae-in finished his third week in office...with high public ratings fueled by a strong willingness to communicate and seek out the middle ground. More impressive is Moon started his term immediately upon election without a transition period.
That said, his appointments of “activist economists” to key government positions has draw concern... the appointees outspoken in the past with regard to Chaebol… at the core, public demand for holding company structures and measures that support minority shareholders.
The challenge is that President Moon's top priority in labor issue, jobs and employment... and the large Groups needed to generate better-paying jobs.... vs. small to medium size business often offering lower wages and benefits. In particular, how to do this without the Blue House (Korea’s White House) past practice of the putting pressure -- direct and indirect – on Samsung, Hyundai, LG, SK and Lotte business executives to create jobs?
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I have been getting a number of inquiries on coaching and mentoring....
My passion is sharing Korean business culture and, in particular, strategies to succeed within the Culture.
Don Southerton, Bridging Culture Worldwide
Since 2003, Bridging Culture Worldwide programs and mentoring has been offered to thousands across America and internationally. Our flagship Korea 101 program as well as well as sister Korea 201 workshops have served as the core for this Korean business culture mentoring.
A proven strength of the training and coaching is that it builds upon current experiences of the teams, while providing new understandings that lead to solutions.
Ideally the programs are held over 4 to 6 weeks—each class an 1.5 hour session, plus mentoring. That said, we have a number of options including half and full day immersion programs.
Presented both on-site and through web-based programs, it has benefitted teams, not only in America, but also in Canada, UK, Belgium, Germany, Russia, AU, India, South Korea, and the Middle East. Customized versions have been professionally recorded and distributed worldwide to organizations and incorporated in their in-house programs.
Korea 101 and 201 programs are also an integral part of on-boarding and mentoring for key executives and management.
The key to the success of our Korea 101 and 201 programs has been the strong endorsement of our partner firms’ CEOs, senior American and Korean management, and across their teams.
As organizations they realize that their teams need support. Expecting employees to “get it” without training and coaching rarely works. We are proud to work with our partners and their teams.
Pricing upon request.