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 […]

Don’t believe all the “science” you read

So much of what we’re reading lately credits the latest findings in neuroscience to support whatever the author is selling. Don’t believe everything you read just because the word “science” is in the title. These two guides can help you distinguish real-science from pseudo-science. How Neuroscience is Being Used to […]

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 […]

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