Research shows that, while nearly nine out of ten senior leaders view managing across borders as a critical skill, fewer than one in ten feel competent themselves.
Put another way, eight out of ten leaders feel they lack proficiency in an area they see as critical to success.
But recognising the problem is at least the first step towards a solution.
As a leader, you have the power to throw a stone that sends ripples around the world. People take their cues from leaders. You are a cultural role model for your team, and being this role model, you can send a signal to the whole organisation that for your future and success, cultural awareness, competence and cross-border management skills are key.