Conflict is good for an organization. Although the word is often associated with an altercation, conflict encompasses any disagreement—which is not necessarily bad. Conflict naturally results when people have different needs, opinions, or perspectives. Successful global leaders actively foster a culture that celebrates diversity of thought and experience, encourages the civil exchange of ideas, and embraces differences of opinion. In short, they foster a culture of conflict.
Rivers, lakes, crevasses, and other geographical gaps exist in terrain requiring bridges to transport people, goods, and resources across distances that otherwise may be impossible to navigate. Similarly, a physical and mental gap exists between individuals facing global issues first-hand and their counterparts who are farther away with the necessary resources. Such detachment particularly occurs when issues arise in an area at a different socioeconomic level than the one in
“Is this worth it?” Many individuals ask this question as they weigh various investments of their time, money, and energy. One such investment is that of an international study program. Whether students are going abroad for one semester, or for their entire education, many questions and uncertainties may cross their minds. Some of which include whether or not they will be able to communicate with those of a different language, whether or not they will gain the rich learning e
When people think of Mickey Mouse, they commonly think of Walt Disney. But creating the well-known character was actually a team effort. In the early 1900s, a different character—Oswald the Lucky Rabbit—represented Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio. Though created by Disney, Oswald was owned by Universal. Wanting to sever ties with the other studio, Walt Disney assembled a team of animators and composers to create a new character to be the face of Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio.