The Mindful International Manager: How to Work Effectively Across Cultures
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Equipping readers with the techniques and knowledge to motivate and manage their teams, this book shows how to clarify local vs. international roles, support and develop a team, organize and coordinate boundaries of time and distance, and win commitment toward common goals. It contains exercises, best practice advice, quotes from practicing managers from around the world, and a glossary of difficult terms.
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- Amazon Sales Rank: #470122 in Books
- Published on: 2011-01-28
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Binding: Paperback
- 176 pages
"...weaves theory and practice together - with the emphasis on the latter - so that both experienced and inexperienced managers can be guided through the many challenges of working internationally."
-Gabriele Eilert-Ebke, Corporate Learning, Henkel AG & Co.Kgaa, Dusseldorf
"...a very accessible and practical guide that supports managers in their complex international work...remarkable chapters on feedback and conflict." -Vincent Merk, former president, Society for Intercultural Education,Training and Research, Europe
"...a first-rate book...really useful, even for managers with a lot of international experience." -Ludger Opgenhoff, former Marketing Director Europe, DHL Express and Professor of International Management, Gelsenkirchen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
About the Author
Peter Franklin is a professor of intercultural business and management communication at HTWG Konstanz University of Applied Sciences in Germany. He also teaches at MBA programs in Germany, Britain, China and Switzerland.
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Plain-speaking guide on cross-cultural issues for international managers
By Rolf Dobelli
Globalization and technology are making a small world even smaller. Yet cultural differences still exist. International managers have to recognize those distinctions and harness them to get the most out of their global employees. Consultant Jeremy Comfort and professor Peter Franklin provide basic pointers on how to become "mindful" of aspects of culture that, if ignored, could derail your business. The authors practice what they preach: Their plainly written guide is free of jargon and accessible to non-native English speakers, and it provides an essential overview of a complex, multifaceted subject. Seasoned international executives may find the book's contents to be old news. Nonetheless, getAbstract recommends its concise and informative tips to frequent business travelers, expatriate employees, managers leading culturally diverse teams and anyone looking to get a better grip on doing business globally.