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International Management Discussions

Posted on May 28, 2013
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When working internationally, have you witnessed behaviors that would be deemed illegal or ethically wrong if conducted in your home country?   How did you manage or react to them?   Please share your...(more)

Posted on March 21, 2013
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Our cultural background plays a major role in how we perceive things, especially in the framework of business activities.  What lessons learned can you share from your own experiences working with other cultures?   Debbie Nicol gave some...(more)

Posted on January 16, 2013
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Are you considering an international assignment?  Or have you taken one without really knowing what you were getting yourself into?   What type of due diligence have you done to prepare for, or make your decision?   What advice can...(more)

Posted on November 13, 2012
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How do you balance your approach to cultural norms without losing site of your objectives?   It is so important to understand cultural norms, not just to fit in, but to appreciate how you must adapt your approach in order to achieve your...(more)

Posted on October 7, 2012
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When you take an overseas assignment, or manage someone in that position, understanding basic needs is an important step that must be taken before you, or they, can advance to finding fulfillment and success in the new role.  Debbie Nicol, our...(more)

Posted on September 15, 2012
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Debbie Nicol, International Management Expert Panelist & Managing Director, 'business en motion', just posted an article on our blog titled "Lost In Translation: Survival Tips for International Managers".  In her article Debbie talks about...(more)

Posted on March 21, 2012
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Martin is the Global Sales Director for a renewable energy company headquartered in the USA.  The company recently acquired two small competitors located in Spain and Germany, as well as a joint venture in China.  Martin has been given the...(more)

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