Global Leadership: How to Work Effectively with the United States

Explore the primary values of American business culture; optimism and empowerment, task-focus, and change tolerance.
People & Culture / Talent Management

Format          50 Minute Lesson
Chapters       11
Skill Level     New to Topic
Audience      C-Suite
Includes       Access for 1 year. Stream on all devices.

Course Description

In this lesson, RW³ CultureWizard and ExecSense examine corporate life in America. Take the 50 minutes to view this lesson to learn about the egalitarian business style, group dynamics, and processes that define work in the United States.

This 11-chapter session is led by an expert on the topic, Peter Fordos (Global Leadership Developer & Talent Manager), and focuses on American collaboration, disagreements, timelines, and persuasion techniques.

In this 50-minute session, you will learn:

  • How to collaborate, raise issues without appearing aggressive, express ideas, make persuasive arguments, finish work on time, and politely say “no” in America
  • A brief overview of the roots of American culture with a focus on how rugged individualism, the frontier myth, protestant work ethic, and respect for the “self-made” worker have shaped industry
  • A comprehensive guide to the core values that define the American workplace: optimistic and empowered egalitarianism, a focus on efficiency, and individualism
  • A list of strategies for success, including getting right to business, avoiding arrogance while updating others on your accomplishments, gathering feedback, sharing knowledge, and running effective meetings
  • Why individual responsibility is such an important part of working in America and how it impacts professional expectations, makes leadership situational, and informs relationship building

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Peter Fordos
Global Leadership Developer
& Talent Manager

Expertise: Leadership & Talent Development

Peter Fordos is an intercultural consultant, trainer and coach who specializes in global leadership development.

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Peter offers an insider’s look at the mindset and business practices of corporations around the world. As a consultant, facilitator, and intercultural coach, Peter has worked with many Fortune 500 companies including 3M, Apple, Audi, Avery Dennison, Boeing, Bombardier, Bosch, Chrysler, Dell, Disney, General Motors, Graebel, Honeywell, Nestle, Procter & Gamble, Tetra Pak, Travelers Insurance, Valero and many more global companies. Additionally, he has worked with the US Military, including the Navy Seals and the Special Boat Team.

Having worked and lived in six countries – and traveled to over 70 – Peter understands the challenges that multinational companies encounter as well as the complex goals international executives must achieve while managing employees around the world. Before becoming an Intercultural trainer, Peter worked within multicultural teams in the Slovak military, in international engineering and in the travel industry. These experiences led to his passion to help global multicultural teams become effective when working across cultures and become exceptional global leaders.

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