STRENGTH LIES IN DIFFERENCES,
NOT IN SIMILARITIES
What a Global Mindset is…
A global mindset is what candidates need to be successful in a global role in which they will need to be capable of adjusting to different environments and have the ability to work effectively with international colleagues.
A Global Mindset is one that combines an openness to and awareness of diversity across cultures and markets with a propensity and ability to synthesize across this diversity.
Dr. V. Govindarajan & Dr. A.K. Gupta
A global Mindset means that we scan the world from a broad perspective, always looking for unexpected trends and opportunities.
the ability to step outside one’s base culture and to understand there is no universally correct way to do things.
Dr. Gary Ranker
A set of individual qualities and attributes that help a manager influence individuals, groups, and organizations from other parts of the world.
Leaders who embody the mindset of a global citizen are able to think globally, lead a team of diverse and distributed employees, spread ideas and messages across the globe, and find and attract the best talent regardless of where they might be.
– knowledge of one’s own and other’s culture
– ability to integrate, synthesize and leverage diversity
– knowledge of international socio-political and economic issues
– understanding of how culture impacts management’s decisions
– knowledge of different value systems, institutional environments, historical influences and geopolitical issues
– ability to explain complex points simply & clearly
– analytical and critical thinking
– polarity thinking
– creativity and imagination
– ability to “think globally” and “act locally”
– understanding biases
– ability to seek relevant information
– learning Agility
Emotional/ Personal Skills
– understanding own emotions and triggers
– understanding own strengths
– self control and regulation
Cross-Cultural Interpersonal Skills:
– building relationships
– teamwork: empowering, motivating, coaching…
Global & Cross-Cultural Leadership Skills:
– boundary spanning
How You Can Develop it