Magazine article Talent Development

The Buck Stops Here!

Magazine article Talent Development

The Buck Stops Here!

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This month's issue, with a focus on globalization, takes a unique view of globalization, leaders, and workplace learning and performance. The cover story on page 32 examines leadership styles across the globe and the collaboration with other disciplines to create leadership models and training tools to equip global leaders to face new challenges. It also discusses the need for workplace learning and performance professionals to become successful global leaders.

"Unfortunately, many learning professionals do not see themselves as leaders, much less as global leaders," Holt and Seki write in their article.

While Holt and Seki encourage learning professionals to dive into the deep end with regard to becoming global leaders, William J. Rothwell cautions learning professionals to be sensitive to cultural differences when embarking on training in other countries--it's more than just knowing the niceties of business etiquette.

Do you know how different cultures view class participation? Are you prepared to negotiate your rate for service? Do you understand the business culture in foreign nations? What are Internet speeds like in other countries? …

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