I love global nomads. If you are one of them, you were likely that kid in school who won the spelling contest by nailing words like Mbabane, Yamoussoukro, Bishkek, Ulaanbaatar, Antananarivo or Ouagadougou.
And don´t get me started on what you can do during a hot game of Trivial Pursuit.
If you are globally-minded, this article is written just for you; however, it comes with a word of caution:
Your strengths may be neither evident nor immediately welcomed by everyone. By framing these mindfully, you will increase your success at work and reduce your own frustration.
In this contribution to for UYD Magazine (a lifestyle magazine that encourages people all over the world to use their difference to make a difference), I will show you how you can make the most of your rich experience and avoid common pit-falls when working in less globally-minded environments.
You will come away with the following:
- How to avoid one of your key your strengths from becoming a weakness
- How to reframe your intercultural competencies so they are relevant for any job
- Discover the one thing you can do to make sure you are successful, even in less globally-minded environments.
Find out these answers, and more, in the article Don´t let your global mindset be a barrier.
When you´ve finished, join me below in the comments section and share a real-life example of how your global mindset sometimes gets in the way – and strategies you have learned to get around this.
Looking forward to hearing from you!