Follow Cheng and his global team as they kick off a new working relationship during their first virtual conference. All of the team members are successful global leaders living in their home countries. They have been through numerous virtual meetings and have experience leading in a global environment.
Cheng is from China
Yoshi, from Japan
Gabriel, from Brazil
Olivia, from Canada
John, from the U.S.
Patrick, from France
Cheng is a brilliant scientist with strong leadership skills. He has been promoted to take over the lead role. Cheng previously led a team of scientists from various countries in Asia. They have used English during their meetings, so Cheng is not a newcomer to working in English. However, this is his first experience leading conferences with a combination of native speakers and non-native speakers of English.
What could possibly be challenging about that?
What shift does Cheng need to make?
How should the entire team prepare for productive meetings?
Do native English speakers bring more clarity to the meetings?
Listen carefully as the entire team falls into the hidden traps that play out every day in global business. The native English speakers dominate the conversations, some of the non-native English speakers stay silent, and the long-winded chew up too much time. These are just some of the challenges that global teams face when meeting virtually.
This inspiring yet practical Wisdom Destination™ helps our leaders build strong virtual relationships and manage challenges presented by language, business, and culture.
Now Boarding: Navigating The Inherent Traps Across Language and Culture
Vince Varallo is the co-founder and CEO of Leading in English. He consults for global companies and coaches international executives to help them become stronger communicators. Vince is the co-author of Leading In English: How to Confidently Communicate and Inspire Others in the International Workplace.