Let's imagine this situation, one possible conversation between Jeniffer a Canadian girl who was living in Valencia for 2 years and John an American guy that we'll be traveling to Spain to meet with some potential clients.
If Jeniffer says to John something like this “ When you discuss business with Spanish people, remember this, this and that .” I would say in this situation…. Jeniffer, which Spanish are you talking about? A Spanish from Valencia or a Spanish who lives in Galicia, or maybe a Spanish from Madrid who lived 5 years in Ireland, then moved to Silicon Valley to work for Apple and now is working in Seville?
Stereotypes are dangerous when what we seek is to increase our Cultural Intelligence but there’s one way we can deal with them!!
The Remote Only Manifesto first “rule” is Hiring and working from all over the world instead of a central location. Few industries will promote and live this principle as strongly as the localization industry. But, getting results and being effective working remotely requires the right mindset. Luckily once again the superpower skill of Cultural Intelligence comes to our rescue
Predictable and boring doesn't have to be something necessarily bad. A day at the beach may end up looking monotonous, a Globalization strategy can also end up being predictable and somewhat monotonous ... but I have realized that that does not necessarily have to be a bad thing
From a command and control mindset to a multiplier mindset. My 57 lessons learned while studying Lyssa Adkins coaching material
HOW GOOGLE WORKS is an entertaining, page-turning primer containing lessons that Google Executive Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg learned as they helped build the company. I read it and I prepared a summary below with an eye and a mindset about how we can learn from this book from a Localization perspective.
Your fitness routine doesn't stay the same over your lifetime. You shouldn't expect your career to either. What a cool idea!!!
Sometimes it seems that leadership skills is something innate, that either one is born with them or that we can never have them. Also frequently in different articles and books is spoken of being a manager or leader. But is that really what is needed to implement an effective globalization strategy? Do we really need to choose between being a manager or a leader to implement localization processes that are solid and efficient? Some food for thoughts in this after summer holiday post 🙂
November 1985 Queen released a great song “One Vision”. That song was inspired by the famous Martin Luther King speech. During 4:02 minutes Freddie Mercury surrounded by his faithful friends sang to the world about the importance of remaining together to create a vision. 30 years later we can not enjoy the presence of Freddy Mercury among us anymore but we can use his strength and charisma to help us define a vision following the Agile Framework!
Being manager for the very first time is tough. Mainly for the misconception that we have about what it truly means being a manager. In this personal post, I share some learnings that I learned hard way the first time I was promoted to Localization Manager...
Why do we do what we do? How do we create new habits? Why Florentino Perez has time to lead Real Madrid and being the CEO of ACS while I struggled this morning to find time to buy some fresh vegetables? In this post, I write about my main 3 key takeaways while working to shape new habits. Lessons learned!