There's more to leadership than driving a team to profit. In fact, there's a word for looking beyond self-interest to prioritize individual growth: servant leadership. Try this course for a quick breakdown of what that is, how it works, and how it can lead to organizational success.
Organizational Behavior and Leadership
Ever wonder what makes a great leader? Whether your role requires leadership or not, understanding organizational behavior is useful for your career. This course from GLOBIS Unlimited can set you on your way.
Leadership vs. Management
Leadership and management are different skills, but today’s leaders must have both. Try out this course from GLOBIS Unlimited to understand the difference, as well as when and why each skill is necessary for motivation, communication, and value.
Strategy: Creating Value Inside Your Company
Have you ever wondered why certain companies are more successful than others? The answer is strategy: internal processes that control costs, allocate resources, and create value. This course from GLOBIS Unlimited can give you the tools you need for that strategic edge.
Strategy: Understanding the External Environment
To plan strategy on any level, you need to understand your company's external environment. In fact, your level of understanding can impact hiring, budgeting, marketing, or nearly any other part of the business world. Want to learn how to do all that? This course from GLOBIS Unlimited is the perfect first step!
Using Japanese Values to Thrive in Global Business
Japanese companies have unique cultural, communication, and operational challenges. But they also have values that have led to remarkable longevity. Check out this seminar to hear how these values help earn trust from overseas head offices and develop employees.
Turnaround Leadership: The Differences Between Japan and the West
What's the best way for leaders to communicate a shift in corporate strategy? How do you even know when it's time for such a change? This course explains how Japan might have one answer, Western companies another.
Conflicts in the workplace are inevitable. But they can lead to positive outcomes if they’re managed well. Check out this online course for a two-step process that can help you manage conflict successfully.
Evernote Founder: How Tech Startups Can Break through in Japan
Can startup models from Hollywood and Silicon Valley succeed anywhere? Phil Libin, cofounder and CEO of startup incubator All Turtles, explains how AI can solve everyday problems to bring products to market.
Women Empowerment: Lessons from Cartier
How can women overcome gender inequality and reach their leadership goals? Cartier Japan CEO June Miyachi shares her secret in this special course from GLOBIS Unlimited.
Marketing: Reaching Your Target
Every company works hard to get its products into the hands of customers. Are you doing everything you can to compete? In this course, you’ll find a winning formula to turn a product idea into real sales. Follow along through the fundamentals of the marketing mix and see how companies successfully bring products to market.
Seeing good products into the hands of customers is no easy task. The marketing mix can help. It's a collection of strategies and tactics companies utilize to get customers to purchase their products or services, and is an essential part of the overall marketing process.
Negotiation: Creating Value
Want to create more shared value between yourself and your negotiation opponent? Discover how cognitive bias affects the judgment of others. Try this course from GLOBIS Unlimited to master the value of negotiation.
Finding Your Life Purpose with Ikigai
Ikigai can guide you in your quest for self-discovery. Listen to Japanese brain scientist Ken Mogi explain why and how.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Want to leverage Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs as a leader? Try this short course to see how the theory can be applied in practical work scenarios.
We all subconsciously collect information that reinforces our preconceptions. It's natural . . . but it does lead to a kind of flawed decision-making called confirmation bias. To become more objective and impartial, check out this course from GLOBIS Unlimited!
An Investor's Lesson to Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs have the power to transform societies for the better. But how do you attract investors to start or grow a business? Or to sell one? Check out this seminar for the answers to these and more, straight from a master venture capitalist!
Managerial accounting is a powerful way to measure progress, identify problems, and meet your goals. Check out this course to learn how data-backed decisions can help you run your business.
Finance Basics: 1
For a healthy mix of quantitative planning, evaluation, and management, you need solid decision-making. And finance is the secret sauce! Get the essentials of finance in this two-part course from GLOBIS Unlimited.
Basic Accounting: Financial Analysis
Want to compare your performance vs. a competitor? Or evaluate a potential vendor? Then you'll need to conduct a financial analysis. This course will teach you how to use three financial statements and evaluate financial performance in terms of profitability, efficiency, soundness, growth, and overall strength.
What drives you to be good at your job?
Career anchors are based on your values, desires, motivations, and abilities. They are the immovable parts of your professional self-image that guide you throughout your career journey.
Try this short GLOBIS Unlimited course to identify which of the eight career anchors is yours!
Digital Marketing Psychology to Transform Your Business
How does digital marketing really differ from traditional marketing? How is social media changing things really? And what's going on in Asia?
Having the pyramid structure in your communication toolkit can not only help you approach a problem, but convince others that your solution is valid. Break away from linear thinking and test your logical thinking with this course from GLOBIS Unlimited!
Leadership with Passion through Kokorozashi
The key ingredient to success? Passion.
Finding your kokorozashi will unify your passions and skills to create positive change in society. This GLOBIS Unlimited course will help you develop the values and lifelong goals you need to become a strong, passion-driven leader.
AI First Companies – Implementation and Impact
AI is changing the way companies operate. How do you structure teams to increase efficiency?
Technovate in the Era of Industry 4.0
Is Industry 4.0 is the next step of human evolution human civilization? Dr. Jorge Calvo seems to think so. Join him to learn how the past can help you set goals for an exciting future of digital innovation.
Business leaders of tomorrow need to harness the power of technology and innovation. That means understanding algorithms and how they drive business results. Discover opportunities to make technology work for your competitive edge.
Product Life Cycle
Every product takes a natural course through the market—there's a how, when, and why customers adopt products at different stages. Check out this course from GLOBIS Unlimited to find out how a product you use every day is part of this cycle.
Logical thinking is the most valuable asset any business professional can have. That's why logic trees are such a valuable tool—they can help you identify a problem, break it down, and build it back up to a solution.
Using the MECE principle can help ensure you categorize without gaps or overlaps. Check out this course from GLOBIS Unlimited for a practical demonstration of how it works!
Failure: that dreaded F-word. Few areas of mainstream culture encourage failing. Traditional education uses the carrot and stick methodology to reward us for good work and punish us when we fail. But this restricts creative thinking and doesn’t allow a cushion for people to venture outside the norm.
Yet at its core, innovation requires venturing outside the norm. For a business or organization to keep growing it needs to keep evolving. This is why emphasizing progress over perfection is imperative for any modern organization. Every “failure” should be seen as a lesson. When you wait until every detail is perfect, the opportunity may pass you by. Even worse, you may never get started.
In order to advance our businesses and society, it’s time we start embracing progress over perfection. Here are five strategies you can implement to help you embrace failure and get out of your own way.
1. The Deathbed Exercise
Do proper due diligence before starting something, but don’t get stuck in the planning phase. Understand that assessing the risk both ways means assessing the risk of moving forward with your dream, and the risk of not doing it. On your deathbed, will you regret moving forward? Or will you regret your inaction? Only you know the answer.
2. Fall Forward
“Falling forward” is another concept widely embraced by innovators. Speed is important in a lot of organizations, so taking a massive imperfect action is usually touted more than getting every detail right. Rather than “one and done,” the idea is to constantly iterate and build products by incorporating real-time user feedback.
This approach is great in life as well. Time only moves forward, so the best approach is to allow your “failures” to inform to future decisions and make you wiser.
Constantly moving forward and celebrating progress over perfection is the key. Consistency and focus, tiny steps every day, compound over time and result in achievements. Overthinking and taking no steps is just getting in your own way.
3. If You Want to Succeed, Be SMART
It’s important to have clear goals. According to numerous studies, writing down your goals dramatically increases your chances of achieving them. There are many goal-setting systems. One of the most popular is the SMART goals system, which allows you to set very specific targets. It also helps you reverse-engineer your goal so you can take actionable and practical steps towards your goal every day. Putting these logical structures in place helps us stay focused.
4. Micro Plan for Macro Goals
If you feel overwhelmed by your massive dream and you’re unsure where to being, write down what you truly want to accomplish. Start by asking yourself, what would one day living out that goal look like?
Let’s say your dream is to become a Hollywood movie producer, but you’re unsure how to start. What would a single day look like living out that goal? Well, it probably involves filming and directing actors and actresses. You can form a microcosm of that big goal by starting small and making, for example, a film on your smartphone.
Taking tiny steps as soon as possible will help you figure out if you actually want to go through with your dream, or if you’re just enchanted by the idea.
5. Find Your People
Create an accountability system for yourself to help you stay on track. Don’t get distracted by social media or confuse “research” as taking action. Apps and communities, both online and offline, help you track your time spent and progress toward your goals. Finding other like-minded people helps raise the tide for everyone and ensures sustainable, continued growth. Every Irene is an example of one international community helping to elevate women and their allies in Japan.
Whatever project you’re working on, remember focusing on progress over perfection will help you achieve it faster. Good luck!