A New Skill for Global Leaders: “Metacognition”

A New Skill for Global Leaders: “Metacognition”

In a recent Blog discussion at Harvard Business Review, an innovative leadership skill called ” metacognition” was discussed.  While the name is a $50 word, the concept makes for very good leadership. In broad terms, this refers to “thinking about thinking” and involves paying attention to your own pre-conceived norms and”cultural assumptions.” Take a close look…

“Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discussed a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more.

The suggestions and recommendations regarding “metacognition” are important to leaders everywhere, particularly those operating in other countries. The articles suggestions make perfect sense:

Take positions and assignments in other countries and actively compare notes with others to gain a richer sense of how cultural lenses shape perceptions.

  • Keep a journal
  • Create a Checklist
  • Use web-based Enablers (see article recommendations).

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