BI Personal Reflection and Global Manager Personal Development Plan
This paper will be a 4-6 page reflection (single spaced) on what YOU have learned about (i) the globalization of business operations, (ii) being a global manager and (iii) about what you will need to do to further develop your competencies and comfort to become an effective global manager. In preparing your response to this assignment, you should draw from your personal experiences on the international study tour, from the content of the speakers, and from the content of the assigned readings. Be sure to revisit the insights and expectations you described in your CALRAP paper. Connect the insights and lessons that you have derived from the assigned readings to what you actually saw in practice. Discuss both the consistencies and inconsistencies. Integrate all these into a personal reflection on the new knowledge and insights that you have gained about the globalization of business operations and about effective global management. Then, describe a i??global manager personal development plani?? on what you will need to do to further develop your competencies and comfort to become a i??truei?? global manager. Since it is a personal reflection, the paper should be written in i??first person.i??
I offer the questions below to assist you with your journaling and with the writing of your personal reflection and personal development plan paper. The list below is only a guide. You are encouraged to create and respond to your own set of personal reflections questions.
What are the key dynamics underlying the globalization of the financial services and/or digital technology services sectors? How are these changing? How might they change in the future?
What are the differences and similarities in business norms and practices between the US and Ireland, both overt and subtle? How representative are these of the wider European, Middle East and African (EMEA) region being served out of Ireland by the host companies?
What seem to be the personal attributes and managerial competencies necessary for effectiveness and success as a global manager?
What are the apparent attitudes toward Social, Environmental, and Ethical Responsibility (SEER) by managers in these Irish-based EMEA operations of US MNCs?
How comfortable are you with the possibility of becoming a global manager?
What are your strengths for such a role?
What things will you have to change/develop in order to become a more effective global manager?
What frameworks or ideas presented in the readings were most beneficial to you to identify strengths and areas of needed improvement for you to become a more effective global manager?
What is your career and life vision? How have the global management concepts/frameworks and the global managers that you met on this global business intensive course enhanced the clarity of your career and life vision?
What will you need to do after this course to achieve your career and life vision?