Video: Leading and Influencing Across Borders
Hear from experienced global leaders as they share their stories and experiences in how to lead and influence across borders.
Key Learning Points:
Clear Communication: Irrespective of the country, be clear in how you communicate the vision and objectives. This is the first step in ensuring people pull in the same direction.
Mistakes are Ok! Allow the space for mistakes and getting things right...cross-cultural situations bring many grey areas and there is much room for misinterpretation...allow for this.
Travel Budget? Make sure, if you are a new leader responsible for a region that covers many countries and markets, that you have a good sized travel budget for the first 12 months!
Be present! You need to be present and visual and show interest...be aware of the importance of how you are introduced into a new country.
In Person! You cannot skype your influence from day one...and if a topic is important, an email won't cut it. Communicate in person!