The choices you make don't just impact you; they impact the multicultural team you're managing.
Working internationally is an enormous undertaking. With so many factors and facets to consider, such as learning a new language, working in and managing new cultures, and developing a network, it's frighteningly easy to make a mistake that could ruin your business...or your career. Here are some major mistakes you might be making, and how to turn them around.
Focusing on your weakness
It should go without saying, but only thinking about what you can't do just stops you from accomplishing what you can do. When you focus on your strengths, you develop the tools you need to grow your career. The rest will naturally fall into place.
Lacking a clear purpose and goal
How is anyone supposed to know what you can accomplish if you can't answer that question yourself? Map out a plan for yourself. Make sure it helps you reach your career goals. If it doesn't, scrap it and start over. Only keep the aspects that help you achieve your dreams, and leave the rest.
Underestimating cross-cultural aspects
You can't be a global leader if you don't know how to manage people from various cultural backgrounds. You must be willing to learn and adapt in complex international environments. For instance, a polite gesture in your culture might be interpreted as an insult in another. You don't have to know everything, but a successful global leader must be willing to learn.
Are you making these mistakes in your career? We'll help you solve these problems and give you plus tips and tricks on how to grow your personal brand and take your global career to the next level, using dedicated group coaching sessions. Push yourself to the limit and discover strengths you never knew you had. We also offer one-on-one leadership coaching programs so you can always put your best foot forward. We look forward to helping you succeed!
We support global organizations holistically who want to achieve their goals of working internationally by hiring and developing global talents, leaders and multicultural teams. We offer not only customized, top-quality international talent acquisition strategy, global leadership, teams, cross-cultural and diversity consulting and training programs, but we also provide in-depth coaching from ICF-certified coaches and trainers who speak French, English, Dutch, Spanish and German. Take action and schedule a free strategy session with us today.
About U Diverse’s founder:
Magali Toussaint is the founder of U Diverse. She is a certified talent acquisition strategist, an ICF-certified leadership and career coach, cross-cultural trainer and job search strategist with an extensive career in recruitment, HR, diversity, and education. She has lived and worked in over four countries and speaks French, English and Dutch.
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