LEADERSHIP AS KEY TO SUCCESS
Going international is a challenge for the complete leadership team (both domestic and international). Managers play a key role in the success of a foreign investment. Expat managers face particular challenges regarding leadership in an international context, on top of day-to-day challenges known by any manager.
Leading a team in a different cultural context, and potentially subject to different rules, building robust local working relations, cooperating and communicating with HQ, and establishing efficient internal processes, both foreign and domestic, under quite different conditions: there is a wide variety of issues that have to be addressed. For international assignments expatriate managers have to adapt and expand their existing competences significantly. On the other hand, appropriate integration of a foreign business also means to adjust domestic processes in order to allow domestic and international managers to collaborate efficiently.(more …)
COACHING AS ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Going international concerns the whole business as an organization. The issues and concerns of managers that are subject of coaching bring up both aspects of the individual manager as a person, and dynamics of the overall organization. Both cannot be separated.
In this way, besides the personal and professional patterns of the manager as individual, coaching also challenges the structure, processes and culture of the organization. Therefore, coaching frequently “generates” two kinds of insights: insights about the personal patterns, and insights about modes of functioning of the organization, its internal dynamics, contradictions and points of friction.
Insights gained from practical experience during coaching and support can also benefit your organization. We systematically integrate this perspective into the coaching, so that these insights can be used to grow the international competence of the organization.(more …)