Filed under globalization

Key Strategic Leadership Challenges

In EY Performance Journal of November 2013 an article is published on key strategic leadership challenges in high-growth markets. It concludes that only those executives who understand the challenges in what used to be called emerging markets will be able to design effective strategic leadership approaches there. One of the issues addressed is that many Western companies experience severe leadership problems … Continue reading

Push your team to think globally

In this video from Harvard Business Review Frits van Paasschen, president and CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, talks about his decision to move corporate headquarters abroad for a month. In 2011 his team moved to China and this year they will move to Dubai. “No matter what company you are in today, with the … Continue reading

58 cultural book reviews

For those of you who are not familiar with Dialogin, this is a website who of The Delta Intercultural Academy serving as a global knowledge and learning community on culture, communication and management in international business. It’s open for everyone you just need to register. I highly recommend it for several reasons, one being their … Continue reading

Is there really such thing as a ‘global CEO’?

New CEOs in 2012 at the world’s largest 2,500 public companies, are mainly natives, both to their company and their firm’s home country. Not many are globetrotters, as less than half of the incoming CEOs had experience working in a region other than their companies’ own. Read Ken Favaro’s article “Is there really such a thing … Continue reading

How intercultural skills are considered, assessed and developed in the modern workplace.

Research shows that there is real business value in employing staff who have the ability to work effectively with individuals and organisations from cultural backgrounds different from their own. A survey conducted by the British Council, Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs, of HR managers at 367 large employers in nine countries: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates … Continue reading