‘How should I do business with Indian, Chinese or Brazilian managers?’ is the wrong question to ask in a world where business leaders must juggle multiple cultures on their first expat assignment. When a European leader’s multinational team serves several Asian countries from a Hong Kong office, which culture is the key to results?
Business leaders need global skills. East-West Leadership, Campanile's intercultural leadership programme, combines wisdom from generations of expat business leaders with the latest of leadership science to prepare your people for the challenge of the century: working with others across continents and cultures.
Through keen self-awareness, intercultural leadership skills and methods that help the development of productive new habits, the programme gives new and seasoned leaders the global orientation they need to thrive in expat assignments, or support others who represent the firm at distant locations.
From self-awareness to productive habits
We start with awareness:
Using award-winning intercultural leadership assessment tools developed by our European and Asian partners, we create profiles on the natural work styles, strengths and weaknesses of each participating manager and management team. We use this fact-finding round to align each activity with the client’s corporate culture, current challenges and strategic goals. Simply put, Campanile never delivers the same programme twice.
We focus on the right skills:
Initial assessment and Orientation meetings help us decide the right combination of coaching, mentoring, workshops, materials and online support for each manager and team. Team workshops turn personal and cultural diversity into the ability to engage and motivate others, build multi-talented teams, spot and manage conflict. Coaching and mentoring builds focus towards individual business and career goals and helps develop globally adaptable personal leadership styles.
We build lasting habits:
Instead of hoping that people would use their new skills, we integrate learning into work. A typical Oriented Leadership programme lasts 6-12 months, includes several rounds of personal and online work with Campanile consultants, and often takes place in various global locations. Participants learn and apply intercultural leadership skills, apply them in follow-up tasks and build internal communities. Ultimately, oriented leaders will take their skills with them and pass to them on to others.
The skills you need to be an intercultural leader
Understand how culture works and why we often ignore it.
Experience how cultural pressure affects your brain, behaviour and success.
Learn to spot cultural biases in yourself and others.
Learn to scientifically map personalities, national and corporate cultures.
Identify personal and team styles, strengths and weaknesses.
Solve leadership dilemmas with personality-culture matches & mismatches.
Rediscover and re-engage challenging colleagues, bosses and teams.
Develop successful work styles for specific people, places and firms.
Apply newly learned skills to daily work, and teach them to others.
…and of course all of this will give you clarity and confidence on a global scale!
What makes East-West Leadership effective?
It is based on the personal assessment
We work together with the client to define the outcome of the course
We customize the content of the course, including printed workshop material
Participants use current work-related examples to apply new methods
We use case studies based on information collected from the client
Participants create personal improvement plans that we will follow up
We carefully monitor the outcome of the course and
We provide our clients with detailed reports and follow-up plans
Our philosophy at Campanile is never to deliver the same programme twice. For customized solutions tailored to your industry and specific needs, contact us.
A few of our past and present clients
Get in touch
Call us at +86 21 5459 1006 (Shanghai, China), or use the form.
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