Month: July 2016

26 Jul

Brexit, Globalization, and the Disenfranchised

As someone who works to prepare people for life in a globalized economy, the vote in the UK (which was England in particular) to exit the EU was very disappointing.  Aside from the shock that the vote went to ‘Leave’, I felt very dismayed.  After spending 20 years in the UK, I am proud to […]

07 Jul

Overthrowing a Dominant Myth of Leadership and Developing Leadership in a Disruptive, Global Economy

Introduction The initial words in the above title is the subject of 3sixtyglobal’s modest contribution to a Cross Cultural Management Summit held at the Florida Institute of Technology in February. The poster demonstrated that some leadership practices in other parts of the world are significantly different from those in the US. The data was generated […]

07 Jul

A Question of Culture and a Woman’s Right to Paid Maternity Leave

“Vodafone Offers Equal Global Maternity Leave” You may have missed this but Vodafone is offering all its female employees around the globe 16 weeks of paid maternity leave. Vodafone is a UK telecoms company, which is why the news went under the radar here in the US. The UK telecoms provider has 30 operating companies, […]

07 Jul

ONE OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS TO CREATE A EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The design team, composed of consultant practitioners from the UK, France, Germany, and The Netherlands, were charged with the task of creating a leading edge, leadership and team program that took into account multiple factors: utilizing the business speciality of each country, working across borders on action learning projects on a real-time business issue, and […]

07 Jul

NORTH AMERICAN SALES TEAM LEARNS TO WORK WITH THEIR SWISS COUNTERPARTS

This Basel based company manufactured chemical additives for food processing. The sales team in the US and Canada were learning that business is not conducted the same way all over the world. They chafed at the headquarters’ leadership style and business processes, not to mention, the rhythms of the business day, holidays, and work schedules. […]

07 Jul

AFTER A MERGER TURNING AROUND A DYSFUNCTIONAL R&D TEAM TO CREATE A SIGNIFICANT RESULT IN PROFIT

The newly created leadership team of Research and Development was dysfunctional, and, consequently, not performing in either area. There were numerous relationship conflicts and the team couldn’t agree on how to proceed with new product development and testing. The conflict situation was exacerbated by the fact that the German scientists (all members of this team […]