Global Business Leaders Need Courage

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The final Compass Consortium blog on attributes of successful global business leaders explores the importance of courage and how to develop it. Whenever a leader, whether new or very experienced, shows up to work, it’s inevitable that she will need courage to navigate the challenges of change. What is work other than challenge, having to make…

Global Business Knowledge

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Based on our experience in global leadership development, Compass includes strong “global business knowledge” on its list of key attributes of successful global leaders. In the rapidly changing worldwide marketplace, business leaders need to expand their business knowledge to global markets, keeping a firm grasp on worldwide economic forces and trends in addition to the specifics of their…

Think Globally, Communicate Locally: Proficiency in Global Business Communication

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Tips for effective global business communication beyond the bounds of the home office, country or culture.  The capacity to communicate is primary to positive interactions and connections with others, both in and out of the workplace. As such, numerous books, articles and blog posts abound with tips for effective business and leadership communication. When communication…

Curiosity and Lifelong Learning: Keys to Cultural Competence

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Curiosity and an interest in lifelong learning are key to cultural competence and global business leadership success. Global business leaders who succeed internationally know that they have to adapt to and learn from the diverse cultures in which their organizations operate. Hence, Curiosity is one of the key leadership attributesidentified as critical by the Compass Global…

Culture Means Business

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Effective global business leaders understand the importance of cultural awareness and its impact on business success in another country or region. A Chinese delegation was negotiating a joint venture with a company in one of the Arab countries. The Arab business sent only men to the initial meeting and all were dressed in typical Middle…