Training / Coaching

Global Coaching

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1 Executive Coaching Our executive coaching services are all designed to help executives perform to their full potential. Our coaches helps you address specific business challenges and people issues you face. We focus on developing new perspectives, exploring alternatives, and gaining deeper self-awareness. Our overall goal is to inculcate effective learning and action strategies so that you can operate independently and successfully.All our coaching services are totally customized to the client's needs and schedule.
2 Leadership Transition (LT) Coaching The actions taken by executives during their first three months in a new international assignment largely determine whether they succeed or not in the long-term. Our one-to-one executive LT coaching service offers senior executives a blueprint for addressing the challenges of personal transition and organizational change that confront them in their first few months in a new position. Our LT coaching starts with an in-depth situation analysis. We then look at the typical errors executives make when promoted to a new international position and how to get off to a good start. We also explore stakeholder expectations, engage in critical relationship analysis, and develop an appropriate goal scenario to help executives achieve their business objectives. Our LT coaching program comprises 5 sessions over a three month period.
3 Global Competency Development Model(Entry) For a group of Japanese managers involved in a longitudinal research project, a coaching session is individually held for one hour in order to assess the level of global competencies and support the development of global competencies in conjunction with the personality trait assessment of Workplace Big Five.
4 Global Competency Development Model(Exit) At the end of the project finishing in one year after the 1st wave entry level of assessment, the 2nd wave of the assessment is given to the same cohort group in order to analyze a mechanism of developing global competencies.
5 Workplace Personality Traits Coaching Session Based on the result of the Workplace Big Five Assessment of personality traits, a coaching session is given to the examinees in order to brief the outcome of the assessment and give a tip of developing. Although personality traits tend to take a lot of time to be changed, it is important to set up a clear objective for development in conjunction with the GCIs.

Cultural & Creating Synergy Training

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Working Across Cultures

Working Across Cultures is a foundational cross-cultural program which introduces the participants to the fundamentals of working across cultures.

This course aims at developing the cultural competencies required for working with people who have different norms and values. Its focus is on self-awareness and basic intercultural skills. It is suitable for employees with little or no contact with people from other cultures. The program is ideal for pre-departure training. The program focuses on:

  • Developing awareness of one's own cultural orientation
  • Developing understanding and respect for other cultures
  • Developing skills for effective interaction with people from other cultures

Creating Synergy
(2 days)

Creating Synergy is an intermediate cross-cultural Trompenaars Hamden-Turner course designed for a multicultural group and focuses on successfully handling the challenges and dilemmas of the global business environment.

When operating in a global context, cross-cultural challenges and dilemmas can be extremely challenging. This program focuses on successfully dealing with these business dilemmas when working with other cultures. Through an understanding and appreciation of the impact of corporate and national culture on business systems and work practices, participants will learn how to actively leverage and positively work with national culture differences to create synergies which enhance competitiveness. All participants are required to take the Intercultural Awareness Profile (IAP) a month prior to the course. The program focuses on:

  • Gaining a deep and nuanced understanding of one's own values
  • Recognizing the deep underlying assumptions behind other peoples' business practices
  • Understanding and appreciating cultural differences as different talents
  • Interpreting cutting-edge cultural data
  • Reconciling different value systems to create value for the organization
  • Understanding and mapping corporate culture

Creating Synergy Advanced
(2 days)

Creating Synergy is an advanced cross-cultural Trompenaars Hamden-Turner course designed for senior managers. It focuses on effectively handling the business dilemmas created by working in the global business environment.

Designed for senior managers, this is a cutting edge cross-cultural management program designed by Dr. Fons Trompenaars, one of the world's leading authorities in intercultural management. The program focuses on developing transcultural competence - the ability to actively leverage cultural differences to resolve work dilemmas and create value for the organization. The course helps clients to secure the business benefits by actively creating a new high performing culture based on shared values and reconciled differences. All participants are required to take the Intercultural Awareness Profile (IAP) a month prior to the course. The program focuses on:

  • Gaining a deep and nuanced understanding of one's own values
  • Improving leadership skills and cross-cultural competence
  • Reconciling work dilemmas and different value systems to create value for the organization.
  • Understanding and positively shaping corporate culture

Cultural Briefings
(1 day)

Cultural Briefings are country-specific or area-specific programs which give comprehensive, practical guidelines for working effectively in more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Oceania, and North America.

Cultural Briefings are suitable for international assignees as well as employees who have frequent face-to-face contact and communication with foreign counterparts. The program focuses on effective interaction with colleagues, subordinates, customers and suppliers in other countries. Through this program, participants will:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the impact on national culture on business practices.
  • Develop practical strategies for working effectively with business people from the target country or area.
  • Reduce costly mistakes, misunderstandings, interpersonal conflicts, and miscommunication.

Global Leadership Training Programs

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1 Global Teams (2 days)

>This program focuses on improving the productivity and effectiveness of global teams.

Global teams play an increasingly critical role in achieving organizational goals. Working in global teams however can be challenging as members bring with them very different viewpoints, assumptions and priorities. This program helps participants to function more effectively in global teams.
Specifically, the program focuses on:

  • Characteristics of high performance global teams
  • Appreciating and leveraging diversity in team value systems
  • Stages of team development
  • Effective team processes: communication, decision-making, handling conflict etc.
  • Balanced team roles
2 Global Leadership Program
(4 days)

>Based on the work of Professors of Leadership, James Kousez and Barry Posner, this 360 degree leadership program, is aimed at helping managers become more effective in their global leadership roles.

Being an effective leader starts with the self. Self-awareness is critical. This course focuses on identifying and leveraging the managers' strengths in order for them to operate more effectively in their leadership roles. Through their research, Professors James Kousez and Barry Posner were able to identify five distinct leadership practices which vary very little from industry to industry, profession to profession, and culture to culture. The five practices are:

  1. Model the way
  2. Inspire a shared vision
  3. Challenge the process
  4. Enable others to act
  5. Encourage the heart

Through this course, the participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of what global leadership is
  • Deepen their self-awareness of their own leadership strengths and style
  • Learn to leverage leadership strengths to achieve organizational goals
  • Learn to develop and lead teams effectively

All participants as well as a selected number of observers (manager, co-workers, direct reports and possibly other) are required to take the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) a month prior to the course.

Global Executive Training & Development Services

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1 Global HRM
>The ability of an international assignee to adapt to the business mentality and working management practices of the host country is essential to a successful assignment. Failure to adapt can manifest itself in dissatisfaction, patterns of strategic failure, low work productivity, poor working relationships, and costly mistakes.

This program is designed to provide expatriates with the necessary management skills to be able to cope with the various business practices they will experience during the overseas assignment. Specifically, the course focuses on:

  • Global & Regional Management of Japanese Companies
  • Global Strategic Roles
  • Understanding what a global mindset is
  • Definitions of Global Managers and Roles
  • Global HRM//Hiring /Evaluations/Formal Disciplinary Actions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Legal Issues
2 Global Strategy Development

This program is designed to help global managers and executives formulate and implement a strategic style of corporate planning. Through this program, the participants will acquire various strategic analysis methodologies. Specifically, this program focuses on:

  • Global alliances
  • SWOT analysis
  • Five forces analysis
  • PPM
  • Value chain management
  • Balanced scorecard
  • Unique Characteristics of Corporate Strategies of Japanese Firms
  • Rules of Global Competitive Advantage
  • PPM Analysis
  • Management Issues of Overseas Subsidiaries COE-Center of Excellence
  • Global Alliances & M & As
  • Analyses of New Corporate Global Issues & Actions Plans
3 Global Finance

In this course, the participants, through discussion and communication, learn to make strategic decisions and judgments using figures (financial statements), a common language for global managers throughout the world. Specifically, the course focuses on:

  • Understanding financial statements
  • Checkpoints
  • Venture business
  • M & As
  • Risk control
  • Expanding customer sales

Global Management Programs

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1 Managing Change Across Borders

This program focuses on helping senior management design and implement change initiatives that are effective when working in a multicultural environment. Participants learn how to motivate change, build political support, create exciting visions, and manage the transition. Through a comprehensive transformation roadmap, executives learn to leverage cultural factors that can make or break change initiatives in the global organization.

2 Global Management Program (4 days)

>Management drives performance. The Global Management Program (GMP) focuses on providing managers with the skills and mindset necessary to operate effectively in a global business environment.

The course focuses on the interrelated themes of culture, leadership, strategic thinking, and teamwork.
The GMP provides global managers with the skills necessary to develop and cultivate complex cross-cultural relationships in a global setting, to create a common vision, to motivate employees to achieve that vision, and to provide employees with the necessary resources and support to achieve that vision. Through this course, the participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of what global management is
  • Develop global management skills
  • Deepen their self-awareness of their own leadership style
  • Learn to recognize, appreciate, and positively use value differences to achieve organizational goals
  • Enhance their teamwork skills
  • Gain a deepened understanding of corporate mission, vision & values
  • Develop visioning skills
  • Learn how to build effective teams
  • Develop a strategic mindset

Global Management Knowledge & Wisdom

1 Capitalism and Entrepreneurial Spirit Learnt from History and Religion

This course provides business people with the historical background of why and how differences in core values were created. And how they impact the behaviors and actions of each individual. The course focuses on:

  • Studying the Developmental Process of Modern Capitalism
  • Protestantism & Modern Capitalism
  • The Industrial Revolution & Western Civilization
  • Japanese Capitalism & Japanese Traditional Thoughts & Religion
  • Understanding & Application of IQ, EQ, SQ, SQ, CQ
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit of Edo and Meiji Period Model
  • How to develop a Global Entrepreneurial & Innovative Mindset