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From Bossy to Bold: Embracing Female Leadership

March 18th, 2014

In the last year, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has electrified the professional sphere for women. Now, to celebrate the publication anniversary of her best-selling book Lean In, Sandberg has joined with Girl Scouts to “Ban Bossy” – a movement designed to encourage female leadership. The idea came from a dynamic frequently spotted on playgrounds across America; [...]

How to Stand Out as a Woman in the Technology Field

March 18th, 2014

It’s no secret that the technology sector is a testosterone-driven environment. Women make up 27 percent of those employed in software or computing jobs and 49 percent of publicly traded IT companies have no women on their boards. Despite this lack of gender diversity, there is no doubt that women have the intellect and creativity [...]

Nice Doing Business with You: Tips for Blending in in Europe

February 28th, 2014

Ask five different people how many countries are in Europe and you’re likely to get five different answers. Why? Well, it all depends on things like how you define a country (is it a country or a microstate?) and whether you count border countries that are also considered part of Asia. Generally, the most inclusive [...]

How Well Do You Know the World Today? Part 2: Answers & Recommendations

February 20th, 2014

Last week, I proposed a little quiz to test your knowledge of current events in the world today and help you build a more cosmopolitan outlook. We’ll talk more about that in a moment; first, let’s see how you made out. 1.    Sochi, home of the 2014 Winter Olympics, is located near which body of [...]

How Well Do You Know the World Today? Part I: Quiz

February 10th, 2014

How Well Do You Know the World Today? Here’s an odd question. Imagine that our scientists discover another inhabitable planet in our solar system – and you get the incredible opportunity to explore it. It’s a planet of beautiful and diverse cultures and landscapes. Once you arrive, do you visit just one region and return [...]

Taking Tech Companies Global

January 31st, 2014

If you’re a tech company expanding outside of the US, you’re going to need more than a slick logo and a ping-pong table to make an impact. From not anticipating cultural differences to failing to research the market before expanding, hyper-growth organizations can’t always predict the challenges presented by taking the business multinational. If your [...]

Want to approach your workplace with more Global Savviness? Ask these 3 Essential Questions

January 22nd, 2014

When you take a vacation to a different country, you spend a lot of time researching the culture -everything from the food to cultural customs such as tipping in restaurants or conducting yourself at historic sites. So why shouldn’t you do the same when looking to expand your business? As you look into market potential, [...]

5 Easy Ways to Think & Act Globally in 2014

January 17th, 2014

As we forge ahead into 2014 with more jobs, promising global GDPs, and a stronger stock market, more and more companies are going global. One sign is the economic growth here in the States; according to the New York Times, the annual volume of deals and mergers in the United States was up 11 percent [...]

Setting Global Management Priorities in a Shifting Business World

January 9th, 2014

Working globally in business today means more than travelling to an executive meeting in another country. It’s a broad-ranging pursuit that requires a deeper understanding of the contexts in which we work. International business trips not only foster exposure to other cultures and perspectives in your own dealings, but also assist in creating a more [...]

How Managers Can Cultivate a Global Mindset

January 2nd, 2014

No manager in a growing business would say he or she isn’t willing to do what is necessary to help the company succeed. Yet many of them consider investment in global mindset training to be an add-on rather than a necessity. Global mindset training isn’t an optional area of casual interest for employees. It fills [...]

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