November 10, 2010
WOOSTER, Ohio — Award-winning educator and author Mansour Javidan will discuss "Leading with a Global Mindset" on Thursday, Nov. 18, at The College of Wooster. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center (525 E. University St.). The presentation combines the annual International Education Week celebration and the Wilson Speaker Series in a collaborative effort coordinated by the Center for Diversity and Global Engagement.
Javidan, current Dean of Research and the Garvin Distinguished Professor at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, will address the importance of learning to operate in a borderless, global workplace. He will offer his views based on data collected in Thunderbird's GLOBE project.
“In most societies leaders are socialized to work with people who are like them,” said Amyaz Moledina, associate professor of economics at The College of Wooster and co-director of Wooster’s Center for Diversity and Global Engagement. “To help them understand, interpret, and operate in the workplace, they tend to develop a unicultural lens. This formula has worked for centuries.
Given the rapid changes in the global workplace, however, this unicultural lens is an obstacle, especially for youth who are joining the workforce and increasingly working for companies with international reach.”
Javidan, who serves as president and chairman of the Board of Directors of the world-renowned research project on executive performance and leadership, is the primary editor and writer of the recently published GLOBE book, which won the recent Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s (SIOP) competition for “The M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in The Workplace.”
Javidan received his MBA and Ph.D. from the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota. He has been designated an expert advisor on global leadership by the World Bank and a Senior Research Fellow by the U.S. Army. He is also on the Board of Directors of Business for Diplomatic Action. He has designed and taught a variety of highly sought-after executive-development courses, offered and facilitated workshops, conducted consulting projects, and made presentations in more than 20 countries.
Additional information about the lecture is available by phone (330-263-2287) or e-mail.
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