In this episode, David Sweet speaks with fellow FocusCore Japan colleague, Jonathan Cant about the differences between local and regional stakeholders. Jonathan is an Englishman who has made Japan his home first as an English teacher, then by building a career in training and management at Z-kai Inc, and now as the Executive Search Consultant for Finance and Accounting at FocusCore Japan.
He shares his experience and insights about local and regional stakeholders and what Executives need to know about Japanese culture to succeed in Japan.
In this episode you will hear:
Why empathy is key to leading effectivelyMyths about recruiters Debunking myths about Japanese work cultureChanging work culture in Japan - is it the end of nomikai?Understanding Japanese HQs - why this should always be a priority!The current state of the talent market and where to next
And we debate the important question - when will the fax machine become obsolete in Japan?
Jonathan Cant Bio:
A leading member of the FocusCore team, Jonathan is a UK native who has been in Japan for just under 19 years. With around 15 years of leadership experience, he brings maturity and just the right amount of grey hair to the team. A father of two young boys, he spends most of his free time in the park or playing with Lego. He is also a fan of Newcastle United FC and enjoys photography and cooking.
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Links of things mentioned in this episode:
Managing Local and Regional Stakeholders: Challenges for CFOs By Jonathan Cant
Jonathan’s Podcast Recommendations
The Adam Buxton Podcast
The High Performance Podcast
Connect with David Sweet:
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