The Mindful International Manager: How to Work Effectively Across Cultures

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9780749461973: The Mindful International Manager: How to Work Effectively Across Cultures


The Mindful International Manager
tackles the management situations that international managers have to handle every day. Written to be accessible to non-native English speakers, it quotes the experiences and insights of practicing international managers and describes differences and difficulties as well as the skills and competences.

Equipping readers with the techniques and knowledge to motivate and manage their teams, this book shows how to clarify local vs. international roles, support and develop a team, organize and coordinate boundaries of time and distance, and win commitment toward common goals. It contains exercises, best practice advice, quotes from practicing managers from around the world, and a glossary of difficult terms. 

Visit the website at http://www.themindfulinternationalmanager.com/.

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About the Author:


Jeremy Comfort
founded York Associates, UK, nearly thirty years ago.  He has trained and coached hundreds of teams and individuals about the challenges of working internationally.

Peter Franklin is a professor of intercultural business and management communication at HTWG Konstanz University of Applied Sciences in Germany.  He also teaches at MBA programs in Germany, Britain, China and Switzerland.

Review:


"An attractive presentation and considerable white space make the book easy to read, particularly for the many of us who have now consume more print in pixels than in ink. The authors, both interculturalists of experience and stature, have taken care to make the book interactive, encouraging us to apply the ideas contained to our own person and our experiences. It frequently asks us to assess the degree to which we find ourselves culturally inclined to or engaged in ranges of behavior, belief, concepts and practices." --George Simons, www.diversophy.com

"...a first-rate book...really useful, even for managers with a lot of international experience." --Ludger Opgenhoff, former Marketing Director Europe, DHL Express and Professor of International Management, Gelsenkirchen University of Applied Sciences, Germany 

"...a very accessible and practical guide that supports managers in their complex international work...remarkable chapters on feedback and conflict." --Vincent Merk, former president, Society for Intercultural Education,Training and Research, Europe 

"Focusing on intercultural communication in a business setting, this handbook (accessible to nonnative English speakers) includes guidelines for a variety of scenarios such as resolving conflict between people from more individualistic versus collective societies. Questions to consider are included at the end of each chapter with possible answers in the back." --Book News, Inc.

"...busy managers who are not going to sit still for too much theory and pages of academese are the real winners here...It is very practical and includes five detailed case studies that bring the concepts to life in situations almost any manager can relate to. The Mindful International Manager is a lucid, brief, extremely accessible book that presents more useful, practical insights in its 130-plus pages than many books two and three times its length." --Craig Storti, author of The Art of Crossing Cultures

"[T]he perfect handbook for individuals that interact with and manage diverse workforces... provides an easy to understand breakdown of cultural variation in the workplace and provides best practices built soundly on intercultural theories... Comfort and Franklin have created a useful management guide which individuals may use to improve productivity within the work environment by focusing on creating a universal work culture built on the strengths and competencies of employees." --SIETAR Baltimore

"...weaves theory and practice together - with the emphasis on the latter - so that both experienced and inexperienced managers can be guided through the many challenges of working internationally."  --Gabriele Eilert-Ebke, Corporate Learning, Henkel AG & Co.Kgaa, Dusseldorf 

"Consultant Jeremy Comfort and professor Peter Franklin provide basic pointers on how to become "mindful" of aspects of culture that, if ignored, could derail your business... free of jargon and accessible to non-native English speakers, and it provides an essential overview of a complex, multifaceted subject. ...getAbstract recommends its concise and informative tips to frequent business travelers, expatriate employees, managers leading culturally diverse teams and anyone looking to get a better grip on doing business globally."  --getAbstract

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