Essay on Intellectual Capital And Social Capital
Javidan, Teagarden, and Bowen lay out their template for effective global leadership into three categories and each category is broken down further by skills that are needed to achieve each attribute. I will discuss the skills throughout this paper, the three main attributes are: Intellectual Capital, Psychological Capital and Social Capital (Javidan, Teagarden, Bowen, 2010, p. 3-4).
Intellectual Capital is a person’s ability to understand how business is conducted globally as well as general knowledge of the culture in where the person would have to work and live. The authors illustrate the lack of Intellectual Capital with the example of Alan, a man sent to lead a team in China. Alan only knew the most general facts about Chinese culture and the behavior therein (Javidan, Teagarden, Bowen, 2010, p. 1-2, 3-4).
Alan didn 't realize that the business culture of the country was not exactly like the over arching collectivist mindset. If he had…