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Linda Brimm on Making International Careers Work

Sensible Media Ltd

Wednesday, 7 December 2016 from 12:30 to 13:45 (GMT)

Linda Brimm on Making International Careers Work

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Many of us are attracted by the idea of working in different countries. Equally, many organisations prize staff who can adapt to and work across cultures. However, making a successful transition to a new country is never simple.

Those who make these changes work develop particular skills and strategies which allow them to integrate themselves in a new country.  Linda Brimm, Emeritus Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, examines how successful "global cosmopolitans" operate and what we can learn from them.


Managing big decisions
Creating a new life in a new country involves huge uncertainty and upheaval. Understanding the demands of different stages in the process can make these jumps more manageable. We will examine:

  • Approaches to dealing with the complexity involved in moving country

  • How it helps to deconstruct and prioritise issues and concerns

  • Methods of creating options and solutions and reaching a committed decision.

Adapting successfully
Those who make successful transitions rely on a cluster of skills. We will examine some of the ways global cosmopolitans have learnt to thrive, in particular:

  • Dealing creatively with uncertainty and seeing change as normal

  • How global cosmopolitans learn the “rules” of a new culture quickly

  • How “kaleidoscope thinking” which mixes insider and outsider perspectives helps to diagnose and negotiate cultural difference

  • The necessity of taking calculated risks when integrating into a new culture

  • Why crafting an identity story that is flexible enough to integrate past and future can help


Long-term implications
We will also look at some of the longer-term implications of an internationally-mobile life and how these develop over time with family responsibilities.


What you get from the webinar
All participants receive:

  • Access to the webinar and the chance to ask Linda questions live

  • Video recording for download after the event

  • Access to bonus materials resource pack.

A full refund-on-demand is available to all participants at any time.  Please email refund requests to


About Professor Brimm

Linda BrimmLinda Brimm is Emeritus Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, and is the author of Global Cosmopolitans, The Creative Edge of DifferenceHer current research examines the lives of internationally-mobile professionals, senior executives and entrepreneurs.  She studies the implications of different life stages on the lives of "global cosmopolitans" and the impact of growing up in a different generation and in a different global context. 

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