In Focus/Dealing with Change
It was after Nirve's parents came to the job interview that René realized the shift to global leadership would present more changes than he had anticipated. In René's country such meetings were for the job applicant only. For Nirve, however, bringing one's parents and sometimes even grandparents to the potential workplace was normal, even expected.
Such gaps between different people's expectations can have a significant and often unanticipated impact in the global leadership arena.
Leaders who consider themselves ready to take on the business challenges inherent in operating around the world often do not consider and are unable to predict the kinds of ...