The abilities to lead, motivate and encourage employees are general management skills. In an international environment the capability and willingness to change, the ability to maintain relationships and the capacity for empathy are also of crucial importance.
Different expectations are placed on managers depending on the cultural environment in which they are involved. But the knowledge of existing cultural differences alone is not enough for ideal employee management. There must also be an awareness of the influence of one’s own cultural imprint and a flexible behavioural repertoire enabling managers to treat employees from other cultures with appreciation, to motivate them and to successfully lead them.
Addressing the issues of your own leadership role and communication in an intercultural group will help you to find your own management style and subsequently impress others with your authenticity and self-confidence.
Our “International Leadership Skills” training teaches you successful management techniques and how to use and expand your strengths in your role as a manager in an international context.