Integrity. Successful expatriates must be grounded
in their own values and beliefs. Their self-awareness
enables them to leverage their talents, character
and abilities to generate productivity in multicultural
settings. They integrate their behavior with local
customs in a manner that overcomes routine barriers
to outsiders. Effectiveness in international assignments
requires capitalizing upon the complementary local
international impact process combines the Portrait
(interpersonal integrity) and Feedback (organizational
integrity) with our on-going counsel (individual
integrity) to understand cross-cultural areas of
strength and vulnerability. We identify developmental
needs quickly, while enabling corporate leadership
to maximize the potential of candidates for international
assignments. Perceptive expatriates seek methods
to ensure continuous improvement for themselves and
those around them in the context of the cultures
in which they operate. If you wish to reduce the
risks of costly global disappointments and accelerate
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successful multinational managers must answer regarding
their key people prior to international assignments:
they motivated to work in another culture...and
is their family willing?
they share the belief in multi-cultural leverage?
they be trusted?
the expectations for this assignment been communicated?
they and their family adapt with ease to other
colleagues from unfamiliar cultures tend to react
favorably to their style?
support will they need to be successful?
their leadership style enhance or inhibit performance?
they grow as international citizens and leaders?
is the strategy to capitalize upon the wisdom
gained by the returning expatriate?
they likely to return to "home base" better -
methods that provide answers to these and other critical
leadership questions; including consultation that
relates to family relocation challenges, contact
individuals in multicultural organizations know the
right way to do the right things, repeatedly. When
organizational beliefs are clear and operating behaviors are consistent, then productivity-enhancing alignment is the by-product. Organizational, operational and
cultural alignment enables all members of the team
to improve longer-term effectiveness along with immediate
impact. Insight, awareness and discipline lead to success.
Questions successful multinational leaders address
to make sure their organizations do the right things,
the right way, repeatedly:
- Do those in leadership roles understand, appreciate
and accommodate cultural differences?
- Do those responsible
for integrating cultures utilize a proven "bridging" mechanism?
- Does the leader demonstrate culturally-inclusive
- Have constructive leadership behaviors been clearly
defined, communicated and modeled?
- What process is in place to recognize, encourage
and reward cultural congruence?
- What methods are utilized to encourage other
members of the organization to exhibit appropriate
behaviors, all the time?
- How will high morale be sustained with constant
pressures to resist cultural integration?
- What mechanisms are
in place to mitigate demoralizing and destructive "third party" critique?
- What is the process that monitors progress?
To learn how our services provide answers to these
and other critical multicultural effectiveness questions,
please contact us.
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