Wednesday 26th November 2014 - 20.00-21.00 (CET)

The X-factor – why successful corporate expats need to be ‘magically’ in two places at the same time (and how to do it) (in English)

Facilitator: David Trickey

It will be virtual session using a GoToTraining web classroom accessible from any computer with internet, headphones and a microphone

This is the story of Bill and Jim, two expats in leadership positions in a major multinational, both with high levels of cultural sensitivity but one with the X-Factor and the other without. As a result of this X-Factor, Jim later had a highly successful career as a senior leader in the company, Bill, on the other hand, was fired. The session will explore these two real stories through cartoons where issues of power, influence, sense-making, perception, virtual corridors (and dead-ends), memory and language lead to these very different endings. I will share a model developed through the field work a colleague at the University of Cambridge, Dr Keith Goodall, on what it takes to manage the two-way disconnect between head office and the local subsidiary. The stories have extreme relevance for anyone coaching and developing managers and talents who are expected to get experience abroad as part of their career development.

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A recording of the webinar is available at the following address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s4N46fCXPA