Is effective leadership “natural?”

In the recent article, The Most Important Leadership Competencies According to Leaders Around the World, Sunnie Giles identifies the 15 most important leadership competencies based on a study she conducted of 195 leaders from around the world.  These competencies were categorized into five common themes: Strong Ethics & Safety; Self-Organizing; […]

Emerging Trends in Expatriate Adjustment Research

Last week, we considered how an individual’s CQ and EQ impact his or her ability to thrive in cross-cultural assignments (see “Cultural Intelligence…”). Continuing with the cross-cultural theme, we are looking at an article by Riki Takeuchi from Hong Kong talking about research in expatriate adjustment (see Critical Review of Expatriate […]

Cultural Intelligence and Global Leadership

Any global leader would tell you that our world grows smaller with every international flight and 2 am video conference call. While a leader may quickly learn how to survive in cross-cultural settings, what’s more difficult is learning how to “thrive and succeed” as an outsider in a “new and […]