|Don't remember the words!|
Thursday, 28 July 2011
Monday, 25 July 2011
|US HQ for Tabloids|
Friday, 22 July 2011
|Looking into history|
Thursday, 21 July 2011
When you are asked to go abroad on a fire-fighting assignments it probably means that the situation in the country you're going to is volatile.
What Should I Ask For?
- Return flights for you, your family, and pets
- Corporate accommodation on your return
- Guaranteed job on your return
- An option to take a lump sum to end the relationship.
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
|How do you get information?|
- Reward employees for increases in innovations like reduced global lead times that can be linked to improvements from better business English.
- Create fun ways to learn on the job. Get native speakers to share fun translations like Spanglish and Japanese English.
- Use instant messaging translation tools and get native speakers to rewrite them explaining what's funny about the tools translation.
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
- 45% EFGMs’ lower cost base
- 42% access to other nearby major markets.
- 49% competitive pressure in home markets
- 51% cite the economic slowdown in home market.
Friday, 15 July 2011
Kim is a talented global manager, writer, and editor. He currently lives in New York, but has worked managing global teams in London (UK) and Singapore (Singapore).
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
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Tuesday, 12 July 2011
When you go aboard you need to think about the type of rewards that you want from an assignment. What if someone blows up your car, what if someone targets you as a foreigner to take your stuff! After living in London and having many items stolen I recommend good insurance (or a slush fund) for replacing cameras, bags, wallets, phones etc.
Good insurance on an international assignment helps you get back to your life. Make sure that you check when your insurance will pay out. When I called to ask about my insurance I was told that unless I kept my bag in my lap at all times when I was out that my insurance was void! No new phone for me! The cost of living in another country rises rapidly when you need to replace your technology every other month.
Monday, 11 July 2011
When I first moved abroad I was highly effective. I made three times the national average salary, I got a job without any problems, I managed my finances in two continents and I was optimistic about the future.
But it all stopped one day and I was left wondering what I did to stop the progress of my career (and then my global finances)! I moved aboard. I moved home.
I feel now that I have a better understanding of my life than I ever did when I was more successful.
How do you reach the next level, is it like the Black Swan - should I fake it? Or is being able to integrate before and after helping me to be boundaryless? Could I now reach something I didn't plan on in a way that transforms others too?
I just read an article in McKinsey talking about how global companies and leaders are less effective. What! They aren't. It's the way you measure it that's wrong...
Often the timescale are too short for people who move abroad to be effective. And, are the people you are measuring really global? I never met a global leader who wasn't spiritual; why is that?
Three Stages of Leadership Development for Global Leaders
There are three stages when a leader becomes global:
1. Effective - You arrive and your training and skills help you make things happen that everyone else wants. But also, if you are sent abroad by your company, no-one wants to undermine your power (or their career) by sending the multinational HQ champion back as an emotional wreck.
2. Outsider - Somehow you end up trying to understand who you are. Not a question to answer and nobody else understands. You're a stranger at home and a stranger in the country you chose to live in. This is a tough stage.
3. Leader - Underneath your consciousness is a route to synchronicity. I don't understand this stage, but I know it is there. This is the highest level of our interaction with the way we live.
Business understands clusters. We as a group, for some reason, are good at something in one place! This type of grouping of us creates effective statistics, but not real growth. We have to try to learn from the group, but not be the group.
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