International Leadership: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Guest: Mansour Javidan

Season 9 Episode 41

What do getting a little drunk and meeting quarterly quotas have in common for leaders? They each build trust with your team — depending on what country you’re in!

Guest Mansour Javidan has studied the similarities — and differences — in effective leadership in cultures across the globe. He shares the results of his research in this episode…especially the common qualities you’ll need to be a great leader no matter where you are.

Here’s what Mansour and host Maureen Metcalf cover:

  1. The importance of crafting a story with your team, no matter what nation they’re in;
  2. The roots of trust, and why it’s a need hard-wired into our biology; and
  3. The universal traits of good leadership (plus a few fun differences!).

This episode is produced in partnership with the International Leadership Association:

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