I glanced up from the conference phone positioned in the middle of the table to catch the expression of quiet resignation in Hector, my client’s new Strategic Partnership Director. Hector’s Sales VP was talking on speaker phone to a potential strategic partner’s sales and partnership team. I realized in that moment that Hector knew […]
I knew from the way that Pedro in the Mexico City office the phone that something had turned for the worst. Pedro?s voice sounded low and muttled – preoccupied and low energy compared with our recent interactions. Pedro and his colleagues had recently been missing key details in our shared projects. They just seemed? well? […]
As I walked around the tech company?s office over the?weeks I spent on site, I heard quiet?complaints about international leads and clients from some of the?client-facing staff. ?That accent was so thick that I couldn?t understand her.? ?They don?t know how to follow a normal buying process.? ?I really don?t like dealing with people from […]
Today I have the honor of interviewing Joanne Flynn of Phoenix Strategic Performance. Joanne is a thought leader in the areas of strategic organizational alignment, organizational agility, business resilience, human capital gap analysis, leadership challenges for the new workplace and change management. Here is what Joanne had to share: Q1: What are the biggest mistakes […]
The American department leader stands up to give his opening remarks to the department’s new fiscal year. He confidently strides to the front of the room. His staff has been flown in from around the world to develop a sense of unity with the company headquarters and to energize the staff for the coming year’s […]
The International Entrepreneur ? Leading a Multicultural Team As entrepreneurs, we are told that the skills and experience of our core team members determines our ability to capitalize as well as succeed in our new ventures. We are also told that it is vital to have diversity. This week?s blog is about leadership style, which […]
The International Entrepreneur: How to Do International Business… as a Woman
Are the rules of business the same around the world for men and women? As with most questions in international business environments, the answer is?it depends.
In the past thirty years, women have become a greater portion of the global workforce, as well as grown in the number of leadership positions held. We?re still far from equal in the global business world, but we?ve come a long way, Sisters!