Team members in other countries

Some leaders have direct reports in overseas countries. This presents challenges of distance and (potentially) time difference which require special attention and foresight.

Frequency – sporadic.

Key participants – probably a limited number of direct reports.

Leadership rating **

Objective

Anyone who has ever been based in a country away from head office – especially one with a significant time-zone change – will probably already know that it is a significant and formative experience. There may have been a sense of liberation from HQ bureaucracy, and a greater feeling of entrepreneurship from being close to developing markets. There may also have been an opportunity to gain a broader commercial experience ...

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