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What Does It Mean to Be an Expat Manager in the U.S.?

September 16, 2015

What does it mean to be an expat manager, particularly those from Asia, who is responsible for managing a team in the U.S.? Which challenges should we watch out for? How should our organizations prepare expat managers?

—Putting the 'Multi' in Multicultural, training adviser, software/services, Edison, New Jersey

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How Can We Get Senior Management to OK New Positions?

July 14, 2015

Our management wants me to make a presentation justifying the need for additional staff. I started with a “statement of opportunity” and included:

  • Objectives of the new sales structure/explanation of the new methodology -
  • Resources and costs
  • How to measure success of the process
  • A checklist and SWOT analysis
  • Conclusion

What else might I need to include to get senior management to approve the additional positions?

—Out of Ideas, talent management consultant, automotive, Abu Dhabi

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How Do We Put Logic Behind Talent Management?

December 18, 2014

Is there any logical grouping or hierarchical order to the factors that impact talent management? For example, gaps include: A) imprecise career paths, B) engagement, C) skills development, D) subjective performance assessments, etc. Are there rules about which is foundational and which is built on the foundation?

More than Theory, training and development leader, telecommunications, Quebec

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What’s the Plan on Succession Planning?

December 18, 2014

I have three interrelated questions on succession planning. Our 300-person company is coming late to the succession-management game and needs to know the best way to ramp things up quickly. Should we start at the top with our executives, or is it more important to work from the ground up, beginning with key non-executive leadership slots? And how much analysis of our regional talent market should be included in our in-house assessments? As a small company we don't really have a formal board of directors to guide our process. Is that the first thing we should do?

—Unsuccessful Succession, co-founder, services business, Amherst, Massachusetts

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