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In today's globalized world, it is essential to know how to collaborate with people from different cultures. While this used to be the case primarily for country managers and those taking on overseas assignments, it now applies to all managers. But exactly how does one learn to become a better global collaborator? What the Experts Say Learning to navigate widely varying business practices is far from straightforward. "Global leadership is much more complicated than leading people like you," says Mansour Javidan, the Director of the Global Mindset Institute at Thunderbird School of Global Management and author of " Making It Overseas ."
OSLO - Gerhard Heiberg, a member of the International Olympic Committee, said on Wednesday that people in the West should know more about China by going to China and see what's happening there. Heiberg, who is also a member of the IOC's Executive Board and chairmen of several IOC commissions, have made more than 100 visits to China over the past three decades, with the first one in 1976, two years before the Communist Party of China (CPC) adopted the policy of opening up to the outside world and started reforms at home. When asked in an interview to comment on China's development since his first visit to China, the 72-year-old Norwegian man told Xinhua, "I would like to say that it is really impressive to see how China has developed."
by Tammy Erickson | 8:50 AM April 4, 2011 Geography significantly influences the formation of generational beliefs and behavior. Each country's unique social, political, and economic events shape specific views and attitudes among today's adults.