Category Archives: Globalization

How cultural factors can affect 360° assessment results

This post was co-authored by Sophia Zhao and Kelly Hannum. 360° assessment is widely used by organizations in the field of leadership development. It is also growing fast in China. The advantage of such a data collecting method is that … READ MORE

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Are we global yet?

On my journey to explore culture and its effects on leadership, I hear many stories. Here is one worth sharing: Not too long ago a Korean woman, Ji-young, traveled to Brussels for a one-week leadership development course. She arrived early, … READ MORE

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ASTD Day 1 Observations

Today was the first day of the 2014 ASTD ICE Expo in Washington, DC and we had a great time meeting everyone who stopped by booth 1133! Our digital learning team gave multiple presentations on our exciting new digital learning … READ MORE

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How Culture Can Affect Leadership Development

“You should write on culture! Start with a blog…” This is how it started… And it got my brain spinning in thousands of directions as there is so much to say! What is culture? How is it defined? Although there … READ MORE

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Evaluating Across Boundaries

I recently had the opportunity to work with a non-profit organization that was running a virtual cultural exchange program with youth (mostly female) in the U.S. and youth in Afghanistan.  They had developed an evaluation plan for this program with … READ MORE

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Evaluating Downstream – 5 Ways to Measure Results

I’m sitting on the floor in a warm room in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and I’m listening to a conversation in Khmer, a language that I do not know. Around the room, also sitting on the floor, are farmers and village … READ MORE

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An Insider’s Perspective on Leadership in an Ultra-Diverse Office

I love my work. The kind of work I do is fascinating: research on leadership and diversity. I could write about this all day. Yet the most fascinating thing of all is that I can experience this diversity every day … READ MORE

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Women at the Top: Europe at the Bottom

It’s that time of year again. At magazines and newspapers, writers are preparing the annual review sections, and the FT special about Women at the Top is out. It’s always one of the unmistakable signs that the year is coming … READ MORE

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Make it so: How a Frenchman Became an American Leadership Idol

My husband is a Trekkie. Not one of the sort that dresses up and hitch-hikes around half the globe to attend Star Trek conventions, but he is an avid follower of the series and films. I myself, on the other … READ MORE

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