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Selected Case

published: 31 Jan 2009

  • Topic: Leadership & Organisations
  • Industry: Tires
  • Region: Global

Abstract:
A French executive with Michelin is expatriated from Clermont-Ferrand to South Carolina. Initially confident in his leadership skills, the protagonist learns quickly that many aspects of leading a team are quite different in the American environment. Although he ultimately succeeds, Chalon initially struggles to understand the different culture in which he is working and adapt his style accordingly.

Pedagogical Objectives:
1. Help participants of any nationality understand the complexity of leading in a multi-cultural environment. 2. Establish that ideas about key leadership elements such as providing constructive feedback and motivating employees may vary dramatically from one cultural environment to another. 3. Identify and develop strategies for maximising success when leading in a cross-cultural environment.

Keywords:
Cross-Cultural, Intercultural/inter-Cultural, Multicultural/ Multi-Cultural, Performance Feedback, National Culture, Leadership, Global Leadership, International Human Resources

Prizes won:
- 2018 Case Centre Best-selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour
- 2017 Case Centre Best-selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour
- 2016 Case Centre Best-selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour
- 2015 Case Centre Best-selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour
- 2014 Case Centre Best Selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour
- 2013 Case Centre Best Selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour
- 2012 ecch Best Selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour
- 2011 ecch Best Selling Case in Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour
- Winner of 2010 European Case Awards, Human Resource Management / Organisational Behaviour Category

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