SIEM / Spaces of International Economy and Management

Events & Conferences

Contact information

Professor Dr. Rolf D. Schlunze

Humboldt University of Berlin, Department of Economic Geography / Ritsumeikan University, College of Business Administration

Manager training events

14th SIEM Workshop: Student learnt to discover talents in international management

A leadership talent workshop was organized by Profs. Rolf Schlunze and Will Baber on 29th November 2014. The purpose of this workshop was to understand the basic principles of leadership and how it can be developed.
International and domestic students were encouraged by Michel Lachaussee, a professional coaching expert, and previously the head of Merial Japan, to discover their talents in order to build intercultural competence. Mr. Guoxiang Wu, the president of China Southern Airlines introduced his personal experiences in Japan and gave a good example of his talent for adjusting the business approach of his globalizing company to the Japanese market environment. Students from Denmark, France, Mexico, China and Japan spoke with the invited professionals about cutting edge ideas in talent management. Marianna from Mexico realized that international managers need to perform cultural intelligence in purpose to lead their subordinates. Pernille from Denmark experienced that the contextual management appraisal designed by SIEM is a useful tool for evaluating managers' talents and performance. Sharing information was seen by Kevin from France and Hisashi from Japan as a useful method to discover talents and promoting mutual understanding in the intercultural workplace. Yumi, a student of the cross-cultural management seminar, concluded that especially Japanese need to learn to be speak with confidence about their own and their co-workers' talents.


Mr. Wu shares his talent with students


Mr. Lachaussee explains about coaching practices


Cross-cultural management seminar students interviewing professionals


Participants of the talent workshop in front of the BKC International House