Monday, November 21, 2022


Business leaders and professionals should lay out different thinking, structures, and solutions to see the world as an interconnected, interdependent and integrated system.

As the world moves into a hyper-connected and interdependent age, global professionals today have to continue sharing their viewpoint about things or events happening in their surroundings, their perspective of future organization, global society; their roles in making transformative changes.

Shaping a world-class global organization is all about crossing not only geographical borders but also cultural divides between business, government, and social sectors to move up toward the trajectory of business growth and improve the organizational maturity.

Global rules: The globe we co-share is diverse, dynamic, interdependent, there are discrepant criteria on value proposition: what would you think the progress is, what needs to be changed, and how to manage changes. People from different regions, religions, and cultural differences should refine their understanding of common concerned issues into more unified insight, as well as how to set global rules, collaborate cross-boundarily in order to solve critical global problems smoothly.

The criteria to assess problem-solving effectiveness, being used by different nations or continents, are bound to vary, relative to their respective regulations, or cultures. It's important to clarify the difference between local rules and global principles, common beliefs and global wisdom, develop a common set of global rules & principles to synchronize, scale up and sustain change effects for harmonizing collective progress on the global scale.

Global leadership: Leadership is about directions or change, innovation and progress. Insightful global leaders should cultivate a global mindset with cognitive intelligence, cultural empathy, and global influence. To improve leadership effectiveness, global leaders are specialized generalists with a unique set of global leadership competencies such as sound judgment, inclusiveness, the skills of global communication, interaction, and collaboration between people with diversity of thoughts, character, cognitive difference, etc.

With emerging platforms and collaboration tools, business leaders can build their cross-border leadership capacity for connecting, inspiring, motivating, providing the business justification, and selling a holistic vision. Leadership is situational; global leaders appreciate talented people with diversity of thoughts, character, cognitive difference, skills, style, etc. Focus on convincing, persuasion, and collaboration at the global scope; know how to collaborate with stakeholders of all stripes, always look for the complementary mindsets, capabilities, and skills so that they can build a highly competitive team to produce value-added results.

Global knowledge: The pace of change is increasing, the world becomes flattened, information is growing exponentially; the border of knowledge domains is blurred, knowledge also gets stale sooner than what you thought about due to rapid change and exponential growth of information. Cross-disciplinary knowledge is powerful to solve many of today’s over-complex and interdependent problems smoothly.

The global environment is dynamic and uncertain, global citizens are experiencing the same world but perhaps perceive it subjectively. Because each mindset filters information differently, thinks differently, and learns differently. It’s strategic to build a learning organization in which people can learn and develop themselves, and get to know each other empathetically. Insightful global leaders and professionals can become true globalists if they are able to familiarize themselves with interdisciplinary effects of globalization in all realms of the global perspectives.

Global competency: Capabilities are the strategic routines by which talented professionals achieve new resource configurations to adapt to the changing global environment. The often described attributes of global competency include such as learning agility, creativity, influence, global empathy, etc. Global professionals should keep developing new capabilities, integrating existing building blocks into differentiated competencies for solving complex problems and making a global impact.

The pace of change is increasing, the world becomes flattened, changes or problems usually do not happen in isolation from each other in predictable ways. Global professional competencies are interrelated with the global talent traits and experience. Shaping professional competency is a progressive journey on which there is purpose in adversity we all experience and learn from it; with good intention to make effective decisions and fix global relevant issues promptly.

Global innovation initiatives: Contemporary global leaders and professionals look at the global economy with an innovative tone and creative lens around the world. They are more open-minded to new concepts and ideas, expand the horizon, connect interdisciplinary dots, identify hot spots, and build innovation hubs to generate fresh ideas, and manage innovation initiatives structurally.

Innovation can happen anywhere across the global organization and ecosystem. Global leaders and professionals envision an innovative global society, continue to improve interdisciplinary knowledge proficiency, develop cultural empathy, and have a variety of professional experience dots to connect for spurring innovation. They are insightful and innovative to deal with multithreaded changes and over-complex problems smoothly.

Our world has a blended color theme, enriched knowledge and culture heritages. Business leaders and professionals should lay out different thinking, structures, and solutions to see the world as an interconnected, interdependent and integrated system; to bridge the multitude of differences, shape the true global mindset and professional competency for building an advanced human society.


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