Common characteristics of business leaders who can seamlessly navigate across borders, and how you can develop them<br />B...
Challenges of Home Country Assignments<br />Responsibilities & Objectives<br />Manager<br />Challenges<br />Internal Align...
Challenges of foreign Country Assignments<br />Responsibilities & Objectives<br />Manager<br />Challenges<br />Internal Al...
What do they have in common?<br />Carlos Ghosn<br />Edward Neville Isdell<br />Thomas W. Thompson<br />
Carlos Ghosn<br />Current: <br /><ul><li>CEO of Renault (Fr) & Nissan (JP)
Board member for Alcoa, Sony, IBM</li></ul>Head of R&D, Plant Manager,<br />COO, CEO<br />CEO<br />CEO<br />Group executiv...
Edward Neville Isdell<br />Current: <br /><ul><li>Chairman of the US-Russia Business Council
Board member for SunTrust Banks, Commerce Club</li></ul>President<br />CEO<br />President<br />Region Manager<br />General...
Thomas W. Thompson<br />Current: <br /><ul><li>General Manager – Business Process / Systems, </li></ul>General Motors APAC...
Critical Success Factors<br /><ul><li>Technical & Management Expertise
International Experience
“Multicultural” Mindset
Commitment to learn</li></ul>For China:<br /><ul><li>Humility & Strength
Patience & Speed
Guan Xi-building</li></li></ul><li>Essential Mix<br />
Open-mindness<br />
Adaptability<br />
Humility<br />
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Characteristics Of Cross Border Leaders

  1. 1. Common characteristics of business leaders who can seamlessly navigate across borders, and how you can develop them<br />Brian Sun, Founder<br />Patrick O. Courtois, Principal Consultant Orion China / Glasford International<br />
  2. 2. Challenges of Home Country Assignments<br />Responsibilities & Objectives<br />Manager<br />Challenges<br />Internal Alignment with:<br />Employees<br />Business Partners<br />Headquarters<br />External Alignment with:<br />Regulators<br />Competitors<br />Customers/Clients<br />
  3. 3. Challenges of foreign Country Assignments<br />Responsibilities & Objectives<br />Manager<br />Challenges<br />Internal Alignment with:<br />Headquarters [DISTANCE]<br />Employees & Business Partners [CULTURAL DIFFERENCES / LANGUAGE BARRIER]<br />External Alignment with:<br />Regulators, Competitors, Customers/Clients [CULTURAL DIFFERENCES / LANGUAGE BARRIER / DIFFERING STANDARDS]<br />
  4. 4. What do they have in common?<br />Carlos Ghosn<br />Edward Neville Isdell<br />Thomas W. Thompson<br />
  5. 5. Carlos Ghosn<br />Current: <br /><ul><li>CEO of Renault (Fr) & Nissan (JP)
  6. 6. Board member for Alcoa, Sony, IBM</li></ul>Head of R&D, Plant Manager,<br />COO, CEO<br />CEO<br />CEO<br />Group executive VP, COO<br />
  7. 7. Edward Neville Isdell<br />Current: <br /><ul><li>Chairman of the US-Russia Business Council
  8. 8. Board member for SunTrust Banks, Commerce Club</li></ul>President<br />CEO<br />President<br />Region Manager<br />General Manager<br />
  9. 9. Thomas W. Thompson<br />Current: <br /><ul><li>General Manager – Business Process / Systems, </li></ul>General Motors APAC<br />Technical Manager<br />Senior Manager<br />Supply Quality <br />Manager <br />General Manager <br />
  10. 10. Critical Success Factors<br /><ul><li>Technical & Management Expertise
  11. 11. International Experience
  12. 12. “Multicultural” Mindset
  13. 13. Commitment to learn</li></ul>For China:<br /><ul><li>Humility & Strength
  14. 14. Patience & Speed
  15. 15. Guan Xi-building</li></li></ul><li>Essential Mix<br />
  16. 16. Open-mindness<br />
  17. 17. Adaptability<br />
  18. 18. Humility<br />
  19. 19. Flexibility<br />
  20. 20. Relationship Building<br />
  21. 21. Commonly Observed Facts<br />Background<br />Technical<br />“Exportable” academic credentials<br />Good at processing complex problems of multiple levels and involving various fields<br />Solid Communication skills<br />Acculturated<br />International experience<br /><ul><li>Personality
  22. 22. Challenge status Quo
  23. 23. Venturous
  24. 24. Action & results oriented
  25. 25. Confidence
  26. 26. Flexible
  27. 27. Adaptable
  28. 28. Open-minded
  29. 29. Humility
  30. 30. Perceptive
  31. 31. Autonomous
  32. 32. Relationship Builders
  33. 33. Committed to learning
  34. 34. Conceptual/holistic thinking
  35. 35. Competitiveness
  36. 36. Emotional stability
  37. 37. …</li></li></ul><li>Developing of Cross-Border Leadership Skills<br />Academic Qualifications<br />Technical Degree<br />Management/business degree with international focus<br />Specialized focus<br />…<br />Personality/skills Assessment<br />Caliper<br />Hogan<br />Genos<br />…<br />
  38. 38. Developing of Cross-Border Leadership Skills<br />Try Coaching<br />Business Etiquette<br />Cross-cultural<br />…<br />
  39. 39. Developing of Cross-Border Leadership Skills<br />Learn Foreign Languages<br />Nothing Replaces Raw Exposure<br />

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