Archive for 'Gobal'
(Originally posted on SVProjectManagement.com) For years I’ve been using a rubber chicken in my consulting work to burn into people’s consciousness the concepts of personal accountability and a belief in an internal locus of control. Holding the chicken at shoulder height, I release it and ask why the chicken fell to the floor. Victims blame gravity. (Some […]
Posted: January 20th, 2014 under Business, Communication, Gobal, Leadership.
Tags: Accountability, Communications, Global, Global leadership, global management, kimberly wiefling, Leadership, locus of control, rubber chicken
(This article was originally published on www.svprojectmanagement.com) This is the final post in my series exploring post-quake Japan. by
Posted: May 17th, 2013 under Business, Career, Communication, Disasters, Events, Gobal, Japan, Leadership.
Tags: business casual, change, Disaster, Earthquake, flexible work hours, Japan, Radiation, transformation, Tsunami, Wiefling
(This article was originally published on www.svprojectmanagement.com) Here’s another article in this series where I squeeze meaning out of seemingly purposeless tragedy. by
Posted: May 17th, 2013 under Business, Career, Communication, Disasters, Events, Gobal, Impossible, Japan, Leadership, Organizational Culture, Risk Management.
Tags: Achieving Impossible Goals, Conserving Power, Earthquake, Japan, Nuclear Power Plant, Priorities, Trsunami
(This article is first published in Japan in the English Journal by my agent ALC Global Leadership and Talent Development Division.) QUESTION: “My subordinates are younger than me, but they seem much more global-minded. I know I need to change, but I’ve never worked abroad, and I’m afraid I won’t be able to change. How can I become more ‘global’ and […]
Posted: April 24th, 2013 under Business, Career, Communication, Gobal, Japan, Leadership, Personal Growth, Professional Development.
Tags: cultures, Global, global business, Global-minded, Globalization, other countries
(This article is first published in Japan in the English Journal by my agent ALC Global Leadership and Talent Development Division.) QUESTION: “I have twice as much work as I have hours in the day. No matter how hard I work I’m always behind. Help!” ANSWER: I know how you feel! There will always more work than time, so being […]
Posted: April 4th, 2013 under Career, Communication, Gobal, Project Management, Risk Management.
Tags: Get Help, Goal, I am behind, Prioritize, Prioritize Ruthlessly, prototype, set limits, Too Busy, Too Much Work
(Originally posted on ProjectConnections.com) Image courtesy of Ambro/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net Globalization in today’s business world is rapid and inescapable. As a result, many projects these days involve geographically dispersed teams comprised of members from a wide variety of countries and cultures. While language barriers, decision-making style, and time zones are well-recognized challenges, the positive benefits of […]
Posted: March 6th, 2013 under Business, Career, Communication, Gobal, Japan, Leadership, Organizational Culture, Organizational Effectiveness, Project Management, Risk Management, Scrappy Guides, Scrappy Project Management, Silicon Valley.
Tags: Business, collaborating, collaboration, communicating, Communication, face-to-face, global team, Globalization, meeting, Skype, team, virtual team, work remotely
Initially published on http://careershorts.com/startalk-blog/ Do you work with a global team? Have you ever wondered how your colleagues from around the world perceive you? If not, you should. We’re often unaware of how we are perceived, even misperceived, by others. You might be surprised if you took the time to inquire. Getting co-workers to share […]
Originally posted on ProjectConnections.com I was recently told by another smarty-pants consultant that, “As long as the team makes a logical proposal to the executives, they will support their recommendation.” My retort: “Then why do people smoke?” I mean, it’s not logical to smoke. There’s plenty of data to suggest it’s bad for your health. […]
Posted: October 22nd, 2010 under Business, Gobal, Organizational Culture, Organizational Effectiveness.
Tags: Cross-cultural, Cultural Stereotypes, Culture, Global, International, Organizational Culture
Originally published on CareerShorts.com where Kimberly has been invited to contribute blogs periodically on global leadership and project management. My work takes me from my home in the San Francisco Bay Area, where more than 50% of the people living here don’t speak English at home, to Japan and elsewhere around the world nearly every […]
A lot of my work in the past couple of years has been consulting with a company in Tokyo called ALC Education. It’s the biggest project of my life, with the longest time horizon of anything my A.D.D. brain has ever had to wrap itself around. The goal of this project is nothing less than […]