A new paradigm arises out of new mindset and knowledge, to enter the age of enlightenment and people-centricity, rejuvenate creative energy, and harmonize global society.
We live in a world where change is the norm; we define most societies by shared patterns of beliefs, attitudes, and actions. Global views and perspective is important in a globally distributed world with volatility, complexity, uncertainty, ambiguity.
It’s always important to create common rationale between perspectives, engender fresh global insight, help organizations recognize challenges, understand boundaries, deal with constraints, frictions, bridge a variety of gaps seamlessly, in order to develop global professionalism, accomplish multiplexing tasks, and amplify the collective potential of our modern world.
Insightful global leaders and professionals convey multifaceted global value: Either individually or collectively, values are not a set of behaviors we put on like clothing. They are the driving forces behind everything we say and everything we do. It’s what we are. Purpose, values and principles are part of ideology/philosophy. The global world is diversified and value is a multi-dimensional concept. Global professionals today need to articulate a set of clearly-defined values that they can bring to the table, present the fitting mindset, attitude, and behavior consistency in conveying those values consistently.
In the corporate setting, as nowadays, the stakeholders are diversified. Value is an informal term and could mean different things to different people. Corporate value is multifaceted; and needs to be unified to a certain degree; all parties can agree on the common value proposition, keeping a clear business value stream view. To be value-conscious is critical, as the ultimate innovation isn’t what you do; it’s what you deliver for results to delight varying stakeholders. The whole value chain needs to be realigned, reengaged so varying stakeholders get their fair share, and define the ideal business model, distribution. The value-based management needs to be driven by concepts like multidimensional collaborative value or collective advantage.
Influential global leaders and professionals present multidimensional intelligence: Intelligence is the capacity to understand and apply wisdom to the knowledge you are exposed to; the most important capability of the cognitive mind with multidimensional intelligence is the willingness and ability to seek out new knowledge, address ignorance and the assumptions you make to minimize it. Contemporary global professional intelligence is contextual and multidimensional, you need to have strategic intelligence to diagnose the problems; judgmental intelligence to make sound judgments, paradoxical intelligence to strike the right balance; system intelligence to understand interrelationships between parts and the whole; global wisdom to gain empathy, and creative wisdom to think differently.
As global world become over-complex and hyper-competitive, business leaders and professionals can develop global cognition by embracing the variety of perspectives to open their mind, keep learning agile to sharpen multi-dimensional intelligence for improving decision coherence, leverage multidimensional viewpoints and integrate diverse perspectives into a holistic perspective that can close blind-spots and lead to effective decision-making and structural problem-solving, shifting from bipolar judgmental to multidimensional discernment
Global leaders and knowledge professionals demonstrate interdisciplinary expertise: The global world has enriched knowledge, but the border of knowledge domains is blurred and the scope of knowledge is expanded in the continual base. Global professionals seek multidisciplinary knowledge, and have courage to challenge conventional wisdom. It requires fundamentally different mindsets, cross-disciplinary knowledge and expertise, and paradigms to lead and work innovatively.
Problems today become much more complex than ever, oftentimes, problem-solving must be both systematic and innovative. Global leaders and professionals are skeptical about the conventional understanding of issues so that they can examine everything before accepting it for the real truth. The interdisciplinary knowledge helps the business professionals to not only work in the box but also across the multiple boxes, broadening the understanding of interrelationship of global issues, deepening the thoughts about root causes, rather than getting stuck at fixing symptoms only.
Versatile global leaders and professionals with multilingual fluency: Global society has enriched knowledge and diverse languages, customs, traditions. Languages have so many different intricacies and facets, which make it difficult to define which aspect is actually the differential aspect which influences thoughts. A multi-linguistic mindset is more multifaceted to think from different angles. Speaking more than one language definitely helps to deepen understanding of global societies anthropologically, psychologically, and philosophically. The key elements that global leaders and professionals in all realms of the human experience should acquire to effectively familiarize themselves with the cross-disciplinary effects of globalization.
Language is like a new window, only when you open it, you see the variety of the world vividly. Learning multiple languages provides important nourishment for understanding different societies at a level that is not possible to reach otherwise. Having the talent of switching from one language to another is a great asset, but more importantly, it’s such an inclusive mindset to see the world with expanded lenses. Technically, being multilingual can have a profound effect on your thought processes, improving cognitive skills not related to language and is proven to sharpen the mind, memory and think strategically and on the spot.
Global leaders and professionals demonstrate multicore professional competency: Every professional has their own journey of growth based on their own perception, natural talent, education & training, professional/life experience, and refinement. Competency is a combination of capabilities with a focus. Each of these same capabilities may be combined in different fashions to yield multiple competencies. Professionally, there are cognitive competency, knowledge competency, or skill competency, all of which could be integrated into core competency to make professional achievement.
Professional competency development management, in essence, consists of a portfolio or matrix of capabilities that are used in various combinations to develop a unique and coherent set of professional competencies structurally. Global professional competency development requires character, expertise, determination, persistence, discipline, dedication and practice in the present and a continuum. The multiple core competencies are all working at the same time, to solve tough problems and take more responsibilities professionally.
Global societies are complex and dynamic, the emerging trends shape the future of business and reinforce the digital characteristics such as inclusion, innovation, intelligence. Global leaders and professionals today have to continue building their global mindset & expertise, sharing their viewpoint about things or events happening in their surroundings, their perspective of future global society. A new paradigm arises out of new mindset and knowledge, to enter the age of enlightenment and people-centricity, rejuvenate creative energy, and harmonize global society.