In today’s economy, leaders must look beyond borders and develop a global mindset. The ability to broaden your perspective and understand different cultures gives you an edge in collaborating with foreign partners or negotiating deals abroad. To diagnose to what extent you exhibit a global mindset, apply this self-test.
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Most people don’t view paranoia as a plus. But Rashesh Shah sees its benefits. As chairman and chief executive of Edelweiss, a financial services firm in India, Shah favors “productive paranoia.”
If you’re advising a new manager to succeed, start by establishing guiding principles. Groom your managers to evolve into dynamic leaders by helping them develop these four skills and attitudes.
Holly Graf was booted as commander of a warship in 2010 for “cruelty and maltreatment” of her 400-member crew. According to the inspector general, Graf was the closest thing the U.S. Navy has seen to a female Captain Bligh. How did the Navy miss her toxic behavior?
Sometimes, leaders must resort to subterfuge. That’s what Samuel Adams and other colonists did to whip up hostility against the English in the late 1760s. One of Adams’ tools was a news service reporting the misdeeds of the British troops in Boston, cooking up charges true and false when the situation got bad enough to incite war.