What It Takes To Be Credible As A Leader, learn to craft your own personal leadership philosophy.
How to develop a leadership philosophy? Take time to define your theory, attitude, principles, and expected behaviors, all core to a leadership philosophy.
It’s unfortunate fact that we deal with manipulation on a daily basis. Someone is always attempting to get us to do what they want. Many times it’s for their benefit but sometimes it’s for ours. Learning the basics of manipulation can save you a lot of hassle when you find yourself on the receiving end of negative manipulation.
When working with international teams there are going to be multiple levels of issues and concerns to navigate consciously and subconsciously. When discussing this topic (and it is one of my favorites) I love to reference my favorite text on the subject, Understanding Cross Cultural Management by By Browaeys and Price. (Everything below is based on their work).
According to Michael Browne, “[g]lobalization means that modern teams and companies are increasingly staffed by qualified people from around the world. In order to create a harmonic working environment while maximizing team efficiency, it is necessary to understand how different cultures approach things such as meeting deadlines, direct or indirect communication or project mentality”.
Individuals who master the ability to operate and navigate international teams with success and results are people high in demand. You can too by studying the following aspects of cross-cultural diversity.
We live in a global environment and as such, encounter many different types of people and cultures on a regular basis. As Americans we’re use to our way of life, norms, behaviors, and assumptions that can rub other cultures the wrong way.