Global Mindset — Where can I get one? (Part 1)

About two years ago I was mentoring a young Russian graduate, helping him with the process of applying for graduate trainees programmes at international companies.  Here is the question that he struggled with the most:

Success at Company X requires our employees to have global mindset. What makes you internationally aware and culturally sensitive?

A month ago I started talking to a rapidly growing IT business in Eastern Europe about possible leadership development interventions.  Developing Global Mindset in its leaders was the ultimate goal of the company executives.

How do young people develop it, so that they can prove the graduate recruiter that they have it?


Can senior leaders develop it?  Should they? How? Continue reading