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tips for high-impact presentations across cultures

Samuel had done it quite a few times before. He boarded a plane, headed halfway across the world from his corporation’s headquarters in New York City to deliver yet another presentation to a foreign audience. His expertise in his decade-long role as a business analyst at a large, worldwide corporation made him the perfect candidate […]

When Global ERP Implementations Fail: Underestimating the Impact of Culture

When Lenovo acquired IBM’s PC business, the Chinese leadership team was determined to fully integrate these two distinct brands and create a new, global business culture. Lenovo’s IT organization was put in charge of replacing legacy systems with an Employee Resource Planning (ERP) system that could “foster standardized processes yet remain flexible enough to handle […]

A Creative Approach to Building Culturally Competent Leaders

Guest blog by, Mark Horoszowski, co-founder & CEO, Moving Worlds Ricardo, a senior product marketing manager at Microsoft is a high performer. With many years at Microsoft, he’s had a number of diverse roles, helping him gain valuable experience and be a more valuable team member. But, like most employees, Ricardo also had an itch […]

Top 10 Questions to Ask Prospective Cross-Cultural Training Providers - header image

Researching and evaluating cross-cultural training providers is no easy task, especially if you’ve never worked with one before. It can be hard to determine exactly what you need to know to make an informed decision — and to be certain that you haven’t overlooked any essential information. Given our 25+ years of experience in the […]

Inside Aperian Global: Joyce Lee

In our monthly interview series, Inside Aperian Global, you will get to know the passionate people that drive Aperian Global’s mission, values, and day-to-day operations. Aperian Global’s employees will provide you with a sneak peek into their work lives and share stories about themselves. This month, we asked Joyce Lee, one of our Web Tools […]

“Squirrel” Syndrome: a Modern Leadership Challenge - Aperian Global

Post by David Everhart I live near Hyde Park in London, an amazingly large patch of nature in the middle of this world capital. We chose this location in part for our little dog Rosie, who spent her life to date on the edge of Boulder, Colorado, surrounded by vast open spaces. Proximity to a […]

Tackling Global Leadership Challenges

Copenhagen, Denmark – Approximately 50 guests joined us recently for a Danish American Business Forum event on Global Leadership hosted by Mærsk, to learn about strategies and tools for working across boundaries and preparing leaders for today’s global leadership demands. Participants gained valuable insights into how to tackle leadership challenges from global, personal and organizational […]

Start Them Young: Developing Global Leadership Skills in Students

Guest blog from Allan Bird, President, Kozai Group, Inc. Amidst all the talk of global markets and transnational corporations, there has been less attention directed toward the globalization of education, in particular, the need to develop global capabilities among students. Since 2000, from kindergarten through graduate school, there has been a consistent call for the development […]

Michael Greto

In our monthly interview series, Inside Aperian Global, you will get to know the passionate people that drive Aperian Global’s mission, values, and day-to-day operations. Aperian Global’s employees will provide you with a sneak peek into their work lives and share stories about themselves. This month, we asked Michael Greto, our Managing Director of Global […]

Turning up the heat: How can MBA programs stay attractive globally?

Top business schools around the globe have realized that their students need to be better prepared for a global, often virtual, workforce. Traditionally, MBA programs have focused on training future leaders to manage in-house and onsite teams. However, with about 1 in every 5 employees globally telecommuting, responsibilities and requirements for business professionals have changed. Not only […]