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Published on February 20, 2009

Author: ICF09

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The Attributes of Successful Global Professionals Presentation for International Career Fair ‘09 February 20, 2009 Ernest J. Scalberg, Dean Fisher School Monterey Institute of International Studies

Aims of this Presentation Identify the attributes of successful global professionals Explain how global professionals develop Explore new career areas that are emerging for global professionals

Identify the attributes of successful global professionals

Explain how global professionals develop

Explore new career areas that are emerging for global professionals

What is a Global Professional? Background attributes include: open to experience flexible comfortable with moving open to other cultures an honest, direct style interest in other people an eagerness to learn languages

Background attributes include:

open to experience

flexible

comfortable with moving

open to other cultures

an honest, direct style

interest in other people

an eagerness to learn languages

What is a Global Professional? Competencies for success include: Core business and global business (or appropriate scientific or technical) knowledge – a global mindset Cultural interest and sensitivity Honesty and integrity, ethics, servant and steward Ability to think creatively and lead or facilitate innovation Ability to take broad systemic views Ability to learn from experience Self-awareness

Competencies for success include:

Core business and global business (or appropriate scientific or technical) knowledge – a global mindset

Cultural interest and sensitivity

Honesty and integrity, ethics, servant and steward

Ability to think creatively and lead or facilitate innovation

Ability to take broad systemic views

Ability to learn from experience

Self-awareness

How do Global Professionals Succeed? conflict management negotiation influencing team building active listening ability to give feedback communication adaptation Empower others (brings out the best in people) Teacher, coach, mentor, and model learner Ability to work effectively in social systems Skills for social interaction include:

conflict management

negotiation

influencing

team building

active listening

ability to give feedback

communication

adaptation

Empower others (brings out the best in people)

Teacher, coach, mentor, and model learner

Ability to work effectively in social systems

How are Global Professionals Developed? Identify high potential student or organizational candidates, such as those who: like travel, novelty and international work speak multiple languages have worked with or lived and worked in foreign cultures Identify knowledge, skills, and abilities which need to be developed Design a plan to achieve goals and provide feedback

Identify high potential student or organizational candidates, such as those who:

like travel, novelty and international work

speak multiple languages

have worked with or lived and worked in foreign cultures

Identify knowledge, skills, and abilities which need to be developed

Design a plan to achieve goals and provide feedback

How are Global Professionals Developed? Example global professional development activities include (in order of complexity and challenge): Host foreign guests Be exposed to cultural differences in one’s own country Become knowledgeable about broad global problems and opportunities Be assigned on-site and distance multi-country projects

Example global professional development activities include (in order of complexity and challenge):

Host foreign guests

Be exposed to cultural differences in one’s own country

Become knowledgeable about broad global problems and opportunities

Be assigned on-site and distance multi-country projects

How are Global Professionals Developed? Global professional development activities (continued): Work as a member of a cross-cultural team Take an expatriate assignment Manage a multi-country project, or be responsible for a global project Work on a task force that designs and implements a business ethics code Training Programs

Global professional development activities (continued):

Work as a member of a cross-cultural team

Take an expatriate assignment

Manage a multi-country project, or be responsible for a global project

Work on a task force that designs and implements a business ethics code

Training Programs

How can Students and Employees Prepare for Responsible Global Leadership Roles? Career Stages and The Four T’s Black, Morrison, and Gregersen (1999, p. 215) Training Transfers Teams Travel Late Mid-Career Early

Career Stages and The Four T’s

How are Global Professionals Developed? Professional development is moving away from a focus on the personal characteristics of an individual toward the interdependence of an individual with others in the group or organization.

Professional development is moving away from a focus on the personal characteristics of an individual toward the interdependence of an individual with others in the group or organization.

Succeeding Across Cultures Attributes for success are culturally contingent Approaches dependent on: National or regional culture Organizational and group culture Hofstede’s dimension of “power distance” Hierarchical Non-Hierarchical “ Responsible Professionals” may differ from country to country and be interpreted differently across countries e.g. being honest, trustworthy and just are universally effective but enacted differently across cultures.

Attributes for success are culturally contingent

Approaches dependent on:

National or regional culture

Organizational and group culture

Hofstede’s dimension of “power distance”

Hierarchical

Non-Hierarchical

“ Responsible Professionals”

may differ from country to country and be interpreted differently across countries e.g. being honest, trustworthy and just are universally effective but enacted differently across cultures.

Succeeding Across Cultures Impediments to success across cultures include being a loner or non-cooperative, ruthless, non-explicit, irritable, and dictatorial. Culturally dependent attributes include risk-taking, enthusiastic, and charismatic. Business performance improves when management practices are congruent with national culture, i.e. where societal preferences are matched by leadership behavior.

Impediments to success across cultures include being a loner or non-cooperative, ruthless, non-explicit, irritable, and dictatorial.

Culturally dependent attributes include risk-taking, enthusiastic, and charismatic.

Business performance improves when management practices are congruent with national culture, i.e. where societal preferences are matched by leadership behavior.

Be cautious about job trends Green/Sustainabilty – water treatment, alternative energy, waste management, eco-friendly products, greening organizational operations New financial models Cross-border Entrepreneurship Glocalization Product/service design (Human Factor Engineering) Health Care Cross-border education and training Space New Global Professional Careers

Be cautious about job trends

Green/Sustainabilty – water treatment, alternative energy, waste management, eco-friendly products, greening organizational operations

New financial models

Cross-border Entrepreneurship

Glocalization

Product/service design (Human Factor Engineering)

Health Care

Cross-border education and training

Space

Resources for Successful Global Professionals General References: Black, J.S., A.J. Morrison, and H.B. Gregersen (1999), Global Explorers; The Next Generation of Leaders , New York and London: Routledge. Dalton, M., C. Ernst, J. Deal, and J. Leslie (2002), Success for the New Global Manager: What You Need to Know to Work Across Distances, Countries, and Cultures , San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. McCall, M.W., and G.P. Hollenbeck (2002), Developing Global Executives: The Lessons of Global Experience , Boston: Harvard Business School Press. Doh, J. and Stumpf, S. (eds.) (2005), Handbook of Responsible Leadership and Governance in Global Business , London: Edward Elgar. Trompenaars, A (1993), Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Cultural Diversity in Global Business , New York: McGraw-Hill.

General References:

Resources for Successful Global Professionals Material for this presentation is taken from : Scalberg, E.J. Responsible leadership and governance in global business, p. 380 – 398 Sackmann, S.A. Responsible leadership: a cross-cultural perspective, p. 307 – 331 In: J.P. Doh and S.A. Stumpf, eds. Handbook on Responsible Leadership and Governance in Global Business. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2005.

Material for this presentation is taken from :

Scalberg, E.J. Responsible leadership and governance in global business, p. 380 – 398

Sackmann, S.A. Responsible leadership: a cross-cultural perspective, p. 307 – 331

In: J.P. Doh and S.A. Stumpf, eds. Handbook on Responsible Leadership and Governance in Global Business. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2005.

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