The article discusses the advantages and requirements of the MBA programs to have proficiency in another language. “The only way to really understand a country’s culture and how it nuances the behavior of managers within an organization—how they think, communicate, interact, make decisions—is to have been part of that culture. ”
Day: July 30, 2012
This article takes one woman’s account of her cross-cultural business experience and provides insight how to be more effective in cross cultural business situations. “The power that I have seen when diverse perspectives come together in powerful combinations of ideas and teams…I saw firsthand and developed a deep appreciation for diversity and cultural differences.”
Sylvia Vorhauser-Smith explores why being intelligent may not be enough when dealing with different cultures. “Why do some of the smartest leaders fail to replicate their high performance in different cultures?”
Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article speaks to the challenges of work-life balance especially for women and traces her own career experience in the process. “Having a supportive mate may well be a necessary condition if women are to have it all, but it is not sufficient. Ultimately, it is society that must change, coming to value choices to put family ahead of work just as much as those to put work ahead of family.”
Listen to Judy and other noted guests as they discuss why women still account for a small percentage of CEO’s and executives-including discussions about recently hired Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer and the Atlantic Monthly article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All”.
The recent media focus on Anne Marie Slaughters article, “Having It All”, and the appointment of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer shows the great strides yet to be made on truly leveraging and accepting the immense talents of powerful executive women in America.