It is generally understood that global leadership differs significantly from domestic leadership and that, as a result, expatriates need to be equipped with competencies that will help them succeed in an international environment. Commonly accepted global leadership competencies, for both male and female global leaders include cultural awareness, open-mindedness, and flexibility. However, during the research for our book, we found that there are four global leadership competencies that are shared among female expatriate leaders. They are:
Self-awareness. Know your strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, which are all based on your values, and use this knowledge to make critical decisions.
Conscious imbalance. Tip the scales toward what gives you energy and fulfillment with the realization that the scales will need to be rebalanced on a regular basis.
Operating outside your comfort zone. Embrace challenges coming from new experiences by tolerating ambiguity and remaining calm.
Active career management. Know what you want from your career and actively work on achieving it.
|Scooped by Anne Egros|
In Russia, I see more and more men willing to take the role of "following" expat partners who take care of family responsibilities and therefore more women who take managerial positions. Those women are working for big global companies and come from all over the world, I met men coming from France, Turkey, Israel, or United-States for example.