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  • 1. Common characteristics of business leaders who can seamlessly navigate across borders, and how you can develop them
    Brian Sun, Founder
    Patrick O. Courtois, Principal Consultant Orion China / Glasford International
  • 2. Challenges of Home Country Assignments
    Responsibilities & Objectives
    Manager
    Challenges
    Internal Alignment with:
    Employees
    Business Partners
    Headquarters
    External Alignment with:
    Regulators
    Competitors
    Customers/Clients
  • 3. Challenges of foreign Country Assignments
    Responsibilities & Objectives
    Manager
    Challenges
    Internal Alignment with:
    Headquarters [DISTANCE]
    Employees & Business Partners [CULTURAL DIFFERENCES / LANGUAGE BARRIER]
    External Alignment with:
    Regulators, Competitors, Customers/Clients [CULTURAL DIFFERENCES / LANGUAGE BARRIER / DIFFERING STANDARDS]
  • 4. What do they have in common?
    Carlos Ghosn
    Edward Neville Isdell
    Thomas W. Thompson
  • 5. Carlos Ghosn
    Current:
    • CEO of Renault (Fr) & Nissan (JP)
    • 6. Board member for Alcoa, Sony, IBM
    Head of R&D, Plant Manager,
    COO, CEO
    CEO
    CEO
    Group executive VP, COO
  • 7. Edward Neville Isdell
    Current:
    • Chairman of the US-Russia Business Council
    • 8. Board member for SunTrust Banks, Commerce Club
    President
    CEO
    President
    Region Manager
    General Manager
  • 9. Thomas W. Thompson
    Current:
    • General Manager – Business Process / Systems,
    General Motors APAC
    Technical Manager
    Senior Manager
    Supply Quality
    Manager
    General Manager
  • 10. Critical Success Factors
    • Technical & Management Expertise
    • 11. International Experience
    • 12. “Multicultural” Mindset
    • 13. Commitment to learn
    For China:
    • Humility & Strength
    • 14. Patience & Speed
    • 15. Guan Xi-building
  • Essential Mix
  • 16. Open-mindness
  • 17. Adaptability
  • 18. Humility
  • 19. Flexibility
  • 20. Relationship Building
  • 21. Commonly Observed Facts
    Background
    Technical
    “Exportable” academic credentials
    Good at processing complex problems of multiple levels and involving various fields
    Solid Communication skills
    Acculturated
    International experience
  • Developing of Cross-Border Leadership Skills
    Academic Qualifications
    Technical Degree
    Management/business degree with international focus
    Specialized focus

    Personality/skills Assessment
    Caliper
    Hogan
    Genos

  • 38. Developing of Cross-Border Leadership Skills
    Try Coaching
    Business Etiquette
    Cross-cultural

  • 39. Developing of Cross-Border Leadership Skills
    Learn Foreign Languages
    Nothing Replaces Raw Exposure