Talent Program


Globalization stays an ongoing challenge for the management. Many companies are already internationally oriented. Anyhow, in the future executive managers will have to think and operate even more globally. Companies can only stay successful in their markets, if their managers combine professional and cross-cultural competencies in a person. A Global Mindset is an important part of such cross-cultural competencies and characterizes the ability to understand and interconnect different cultures.

The academic clarification of a global mindset is reasoned by the information-based processing as part of the cognitive psychology. According to this, the difference relies in how international managers perceive, interpret and make sense of their environment, leading to a decision-making process, to finally act meaningfully and in awareness of the cross-cultural context.

The development of a global mindset takes thereby place on different levels: Firstly, on individual level, e.g. executive or board level, secondly on group level, e.g. within top executives or top management teams (TMT), and thirdly on organizational/ corporate level.

Some of the core competencies of an internationally operating manager are cross-cultural qualities, knowledge, attitude, belief or his/ her values. Besides necessary personality traits like openness, curiosity or cultural understanding, interpersonal processes are required as well, to get an internationally or globally reliable manager. These include but are not limited to emotional resilience, network abilities, sensitivity or mental adaptability and flexibility, which are important key success factors on an international level. Broken down to cross-cultural competencies, especially the cognitive, affective (emotional) and behavioral levels are affected by these processes.

Part 1:
Globalization presents many challenges to the Management, and therefore it is necessary that managers think globally as well as act locally. This attitude and mentality, across country’s frontiers, is denoted as a global orientation or Global Mindset. Your company can only be successful in its markets, when your international leaders have at their disposal the appropriate technical and multi-cultural skills and act as boundary spanners between regions. Our course makes yourself familiar with the attributes of a Global Manager.

Part 2:
In the second step we focus the course on new challenges on Human Resources Management and its development (HRD perspective). The “war for talents” has already begun. Managers must be made aware of it and react, by thinking globally as well as acting locally. Your company will only be successful on the market when your Human Resources have the required technical and multicultural skills and competencies. There, we also focus on cross-cultural management and communication by analyzing cross-cultural differences. Therefore, we focus our attention on cultural differences on eight important scales. It will be show that leadership is strongly interwoven with the cultural background and that perceiving the boss is strongly rooted in schooling environment and parents. At the end of part 2 we focus on what attributes, skills, abilities, personality traits and competencies your managers have for success abroad? What can be taught and trained in classroom? Here we provide you a free trial of three month to test YOUR 84 global leadership skills and give YOU possibilities to improve them in a step-by-step approach.

Part 3:
In the last step we present you a process approach of globalization and internationalization of your company. Nowadays, in this VUCA-world (Volaitility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) the structure of the organization must adapt itself to the circumstances and remain as flexible as possible. This course highlights an Organizational Development (OD) perspective. We further highlight that international corporations must have a global identity with a global image and further needs to highlight cultural intelligence, so that your company remains successful in the market. How do you analyze, whether your company is globally positioned and the employees their placed think globally? What is required to establish a company to be globally active? How to test your company in terms of global aptitude?
The classes will be composed of lectures, videos, business cases, discussion forums and other resources that will help executives to better understand the VUCA-world of global managers and global leaders.

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