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Learning To Lead With Global Competence

This article was originally published on Emerald Group Publishing, you can find it here. Dr Mark Mendenhall takes a moment to talk about the changing role of the business manager on the international stage and what leadership means in an era of increasing...

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The Danger of Familiarity to Continuous Learning

Becoming effective in a diverse world is dependent on how much, how accurate and how quickly we learn about the unfamiliar.  Diversity, by definition, means there is divergence in our beliefs, habits, values, and perspectives.  To be effective in an environment where...

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Developing a Global Mindset

One of the most important skills global managers can possess is the ability to not generalize about an entire group of people, especially if one’s experience with the few people has resulted in negative outcomes. Excellent global managers have nuanced and complex...

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4 Things Repatriates Can Teach You

When people take the time to ask repatriates about their international assignments, the repatriate knowledge gained during their experience abroad is often a surprise. There is enormous transformational potential in an expatriate experience -- for many people, it is...

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What Makes a Great Global Leadership Program?

There’s been an explosion of global leadership programs in organizations and universities - but how can you tell if they are really effective? A quick internet search yields dozens of programs, so here’s what to look for. Make sure programs are not existing programs...

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Curiosity is Key to Global Leadership

Sometimes I am asked, “of all the skills associated with global leadership, which one is the most important?” When I answer this question, I do so by first giving a caveat: “Research studies, to date, don’t give a definitive answer to that question yet,” but, some...

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How Culture Affects International Negotiations

Gary Oddou discusses how culture affects international negotiations and what you can do to improve your intercultural relationships. Learn how to measure your intercultural relationships and understanding of diversity by joining our assessment training July 21st-22nd...

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What Can Repatriates Teach Us?

Thousands of repatriates have a vast amount of valuable global knowledge that few companies make any attempt to systematically harvest lessons from. Instead of treating them like a valuable competitive advantage, these repatriates global knowledge is often ignored and...

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What Role Does Culture Play In International Business?

Picture these scenarios that involve culture in international business: Scenario 1: New Importing Business You’re thinking about importing slippers from China and selling them in the U.S. You’ve seen various types online through Alibaba and other sites and are trying...

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How Can MBA Students be Effective in Commerce?

Virtually every business, regardless of its size, product or service focus is affected by global trends. In the midst of such activity, people of different cultures, ethnic origins, and languages, are constantly interacting. A project team for developing the next...

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What is Leadership?

At the 2013 Global Leadership Summit, hosted by the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University asked Mark Mendenhall to answer the question "what is leadership?" Watch for the answer and how to become a leader in your field:...

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