management consulting for complex areas:
Globalization and Women-in-Leadership
Consultant, Educator, Speaker and Author
Books from Kathleen
Nineteen-forty-five was a global tipping point. Instead of nations being routinely racist, they were to be anti-racist. The long era of laissez faire attitudes toward discrimination was officially ending. At least for some nations.
The World Made Easy—An examination of some essential areas of history, how history repeats itself, how national leaders have often failed their people, and how the world is composed of many "start-up" nations that didn't exist before 1945.
Women in Leadership
Women suffer from delusions of grandeur. They actually believe they can be whatever they want to be. CEO of a Fortune 500 company, president of a country, or a Nobel laureate. It’s not that they can’t, but all factors being equal, a woman’s chances of success are about 1/20th of a man. It’s not because women are not equally qualified, because they are. The biggest deterrent for women is silent sexism, also called unconscious bias. Women must gain an awareness to silent sexism, and just as importantly learn how to neutralize it. With those skills in hand, women will greatly increase their chances of being senior leaders.
If you want help preparing women to become successful leaders, we should talk. Click here to contact me.
It’s a kill or be killed world. Most companies have to expand internationally because the comforts of home can be easily upset by foreign competitors arriving on their doorstep. If a company doesn’t have to reach into overseas markets, there are so many lucrative opportunities it would seem like an obligation in pursuit of maximizing stakeholder value for decades to come. Minimally expanding beyond one’s borders is a defensive move: it’s kill or be killed.
International business is very different from doing business at home. Countries have different political systems, economic and religious systems. National leaders can be geopolitically friendly one minute and not the next.
Have you made up your mind to get in on growing markets overseas, but find it so complex you’re thinking about rolling the dice on opening an office in Amsterdam, Lagos, Buenos Aires, Riyadh, or Beijing? Let's talk.