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Leadership in Action: What Every Leader Should Know about Expatriate Effectiveness by Maxine A. Dalton, Meena S. Wilson

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Development

Selecting a manager with good potential to flourish in an expatriate assignment does not mean selecting someone with all the skills necessary for effectiveness. Some development will be required. To best accomplish this, we believe that language training and cultural training, which can be provided in the short term, and on-the-job experiences, which will play out in the long term, are essential.

Language Training

Although English is the language of commerce and is the world's most commonly spoken second tongue, the expatriate will face problems if English is his or her only language. In order to see the world through the eyes of people from a different culture, one must try to learn their language. Even if the expatriate does not ...

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