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The IT Leaders Circle Annual Summit 2014

Author: Lake Effects Blog

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Are you a C-level Technology professional? We’d like to invite you to the IT Leaders Circle Annual Summit 2014 provided by the Technology Executives Club for Enterprise Executives, at the Director level and above for organizations with over $100 million in revenue. Please note that registration is required for the event and attendees must meet the criteria to participate.

The keynote speakers for the event will be addressing the shift in technology platforms and the continued strong emphasis on CRM applications, big data, cloud environments for business and mobile technology. For senior IT executives, the continued growth in customer centric data management services presents a limitless number of career and business opportunities.

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Defining Practitioner Faculty: The Lake Forest Advantage

Author: Lake Effects Blog

Thursday, August 14, 2014

You can learn from academic leadership that has lengthy experience in business processes, but are not engaged in competitive business practice.  The second choice?  You can learn from faculty that are presently engaged in business leadership roles.

What is of greater value to an MBA student looking for the competence, confidence and ability to contribute in order to advance their career and opportunities in today’s job market?

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The Leadership Value of International Business Experience

Author: Ellen McMahon, EdD

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The business world is constantly changing with the rapid development of new market possibilities in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Australia.  This demonstrates the importance for organizations to recruit and retain leaders who have developed a portfolio of international business experience.

Why does exposure to global business practice benefit business leaders and the organizations they work for?  With the growth of the global middle class, export and manufacturing industries in the United States are more actively pursuing strategic expansion into new overseas markets, which invites ethnic diversity into the corporate culture and business process.   In order to successfully connect your products, sales or services to foreign buyers, an executive team with global business experience is essential.

Businesses are looking for executives with more than global business awareness, they are looking for leaders who have built intercultural competencies.

Developing Intercultural Competence

When business leaders seek out opportunities to meet and engage with organizations abroad, it opens the door to a deeper understanding of unique models and approaches.  Within the United States our business practices have small variations depending on the region, but in general they are fairly predictable and uniform.  In the many industrialized countries abroad, business methods are impacted significantly by sociocultural and economic influences which are very unique to the region.  They vary dramatically from American norms.

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