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Attitudes Towards Women

| Posted in: Diversity & Inclusion, Global Mindset
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It can be easy to get lost in our own immediate reality and forget how different life can be for others around the world. Whether you are located in North America or across the world in South Asia, it is undoubtedly an interesting time for women. There have been many recent events, spanning from Brazil […]

We are often asked how we support companies in diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives. The truth is, diversity can look very, very different, depending on geography, industry, organization, culture, and a number of other factors. For this reason, successful inclusion initiatives tend to vary widely. Inclusion best practices must be customized to the unique diversity […]

KIA Motors Mexico Success Story

From time to time, we like to feature real client case studies to exhibit the impact our solutions have. The next story demonstrates how pertinent understanding cultural differences and work styles are for a healthy and productive team. Expat Managers, Local Employees In 2014, the construction of KIA Motors Mexico (KMM) plant in Pesquería, located […]

The better we understand one another, the more inclusive and productive we become. Inclusion & diversity has been top of mind for most of our clients this year, so we have compiled several practical resources to help you with making your workplace more safe and inclusive, no matter where you are in your D&I journey. […]

Brain-Based Leadership: What’s Missing? (Part 2)

| Posted in: Global Leadership
Neuroscience and Leadership

By Ernest Gundling, Ph.D. The first article in this series suggested that approaches to leadership informed by neuroscience are incomplete if they fail to take into account not only how the brain functions but also the cultural influences that shape it. We cited research suggesting that how we define ourselves, what we perceive, and the […]

What’s Your Workplace Animal?

| Posted in: Global Teams, Infographics

It’s no secret – sometimes the workplace can feel like a jungle. We hope our infographic will help you uncover your workplace animal and gain some insight into the types of personalities you interact with on a daily basis. If you want to dive even further into your work style and learn more about the GlobeSmart Profile, sign […]

brain-based leadership

By Ernest Gundling, Ph.D. Approaches to leadership based on neuroscience are alluring. Advances in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have provided an exciting new window into the everyday functions of the brain. Consultants and coaches eagerly cite the latest neuroscience research as the basis for their leadership advice, focusing on how it can be applied to […]

Generation Z in the Workplace

| Posted in: Diversity & Inclusion

In honor of International Youth Day on August 12, we want to celebrate the youth and young adults now entering the global workforce — otherwise known as Generation Z. This year the United Nations selected the theme “Safe Spaces for Youth,” and given the current dialogue around safe and inclusive work spaces, we feel this is […]

Avoiding Cultural Sour Notes Conventional wisdom says that one can prepare for the challenges of living abroad by studying, engaging with people from a host country, and learning the language. While these all help, research has shown that it is the intentional, persistent, and focused attention of a person’s self-reflection on their learning — over […]

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Aperian Global recently completed a very successful global leadership development program for a leading high-tech, global manufacturing organization. The program focused on developing participants’ cross-cultural agility, global influencing skills, a collaborative mindset, and the ability to balance local and global priorities. The customized workshop was designed to help the client’s middle- to senior-level managers better […]