Developing Your Global Mindset:The Handbook for Successful Global Leaders

Developing Your Global Mindset:The Handbook for Successful Global Leaders

by Mansour Javidan
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Beaver's Pond Press, Incorporated


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Developing Your Global Mindset:The Handbook for Successful Global Leaders

Najafi Global Mindset Institute's new book, Developing Your Global Mindset: The Handbook for Successful Global Leaders, is full of practical and engaging ways to develop a Global Mindset for success in global business. This book is a must-have resource guide for managers and leaders who are in global roles or who have global responsibilities. In consultation with managers, executives, and very experienced international executive coaches, NGMI has put together a series of recommendations and ideas on how a manager can improve on thirty-five scientifically defined capabilities within Global Mindset. All of the ideas are actionable, specific, and easy to implement. The development tips may be used by individuals or by direct reports, coaches, and teams. In addition to a rich variety of development suggestions, engaging narratives throughout the book illustrate the components of Global Mindset in action. The contributing authors also use their unique international experiences to bring Global Mindset to life in seven intriguing case studies. The case studies transport the reader into complex, real-world scenarios that cross geographic and cultural borders, and identify ways to successfully influence diverse others while working within the complex and fast-paced world of global business. The case studies may be used for individual development through self-reflection or in teams, where the discussions will no doubt be lively.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901592989972
Publisher: Beaver's Pond Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/12/2013
Pages: 649
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Najafi Global Mindset Institute 3

Using This Handbook? 7

Final Thoughts 11

Global Mindset 13

Global Mindset Model 16

Global Mindset Inventory 25

Global Intellectual Capital

1 Global Business Savvy 33

Knowledge of Global Industry 37

Knowledge of Global Competitive Business and Marketing Strategies 51

Knowledge of How to Transact Business and Assess Risks of Doing Business Internationally 57

Knowledge of Supplier Options in Other Parts of the World 69

2 Cosmopolitan Outlook 81

Knowledge of Cultures in Different Parts of the World 85

Knowledge of Geography History, and Important Persons of Several Countries 105

Knowledge of Economic and Political Issues, Concerns, and Hot Topics of Major Regions of the World 119

Knowledge of Important World Events 135

3 Cognitive Complexity 149

Ability to Grasp Complex Concepts Quickly 153

Ability to Analyze and Problem-Solve 167

Ability to Understand Abstract Ideas 181

Ability to Take Complex Issues and Explain the Main Points Simply and Understandably 197

Global Psychological Capital

4 Passion for Diversity 215

Enjoyment of Exploring Other Parts of the World 217

Enjoyment of Getting to Know People from Other Parts of the World 229

Enjoyment of Living in Another Country 241

Enjoyment of Traveling 251

5 Quest for Adventure 263

Interest in Dealing with Challenging Situations 267

Willingness to Take Risk 277

Willingness to Test One's Abilities 293

Enjoyment of Dealing with Unpredictable Situations 303

6 Self-Assurance 315

Energetic 317

Self-Confident 329

Comfortable in Uncomfortable Situations 343

Witty in Tough Situations 355

Global Social Capital

7 Intercultural Empathy 373

Ability to Work Well with People from Other Parts of the World 375

Ability to Understand Nonverbal Expressions of People from Other Cultures 389

Ability to Emotionally Connect to People from Other Cultures 401

Ability to Engage People from Other Parts of the World to Work Together 417

8 Interpersonal Impact 429

Experience in Negotiating Contracts/Agreements in Other Cultures 431

Strong Networks with People from Other Cultures and with influential People 445

Reputation as a Leader 461

9 Diplomacy 473

Ease of Starting a Conversation with a Stranger 475

Ability to Integrate Diverse Perspectives 487

Ability to Listen to What Others Have to Say 501

Willingness to Collaborate 515

Najafi Global Mindset Institute Services 530

Acknowledgments 533

Case Studies 535

References 589

About the Authors 613

About the Contributors 615

Index 629

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