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Global Managers Needed

Global Managers Needed

Business management is not just related to business but also about people. It is part of the culture of the society in which it takes place. As a result of our world becoming smaller and increasingly interdependent, there is a need more than ever for business managers who can lead culturally diverse teams with intelligence.

What does it mean to become culturally savvy?

What does it mean to become culturally savvy?

During a TED talk a few years ago, Derek Sivers said “What is true in one culture , the opposite can be true in another.” Living and working overseas the last several years I have seen this reality up close and personal. When working with and discussing cultural intelligence with others, I often get the question “Does cultural intelligence really matter? Can’t you be successful with common sense and social intelligence?”

Born to Lead…Globally?

Born to Lead…Globally?

According to Erika Andersen, founding partner of Proteus International, the question she most commonly receives when doing seminars on leadership is: “Are leaders born or made?” She believes that most of the interviewers that pose this question believe they already know the answer and conclude that most people would argue and believe that leaders are born.