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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
It feels like just yesterday that GLOBIS Insights launched, and yet here we are five years later! Today, we celebrate a half decade of creating content to inspire you on your career journey. Whether you’re just testing the water in your first job or looking to ramp up your kokorzoashi mid-career, we’re here to help professionals of all levels grow, adapt, and never stop learning.
“I think success is something you decide. It’s not something society decides.”Yoshito Hori, Founder & President of GLOBIS University
2016: GLOBIS Insights is born!
Yoshito Hori founded GLOBIS in 1992, and though it would be many years before GLOBIS Insights came into being, his unique, self-empowerment view of business and society is at the core of our mission. Success often feels like something that’s out of our hands, but if you never stop learning, you take control of your future.
As Victor Lindal said at a GLOBIS seminar in our inaugural year way back in 2016, “The future is in your hands. But it comes from you having a picture of what it is.”
How do you start drawing that picture? By empowering yourself through education, whether it’s online courses, a full-time MBA, or GLOBIS Insights.
“I find that you don’t learn so much by talking. You learn by listening.”Richard McCormack, Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic & International Studies
2017 – 2019: We try, we adapt, we grow!
It goes without saying that much has changed during our brief five-year history. We partnered with the G1 Institute to help spread knowledge and create a better Japan. We brought in the voices of GLOBIS University students and alumni. And we began to look beyond Japan, even beyond Asia, to the global stage.
Making an impact out there in the big, wide world meant adapting to change and embracing new ideas. It meant we had to never stop learning if we hoped to empower future business leaders for a changing world.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion was a big part of that, even before the term went from diversity to D&I to DEI. Perhaps Rui Matsukawa, member of Japan’s House of Representatives, best iterated the global need at a past G1 Global Conference: “Unless you have a mixture of people—different cultures, different ideas, different ages—you don’t get good ideas.”
Some of the most influential voices in our growing network, from brain scientist Ken Mogi to IDEO partner Tom Kelley, emphasized that soft skills are necessary to achieve a better world for business and society: communication, goal-setting, and empathy, among others.
“We have problems with the environment, we have problems with aging, we have problems with the medical system. The role of business is to address these problems.”Dr. Robert Alan Feldman, Senior Advisor of Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities
2020: The year when everything changed—for everyone.
COVID-19 dramatically shifted the way the world approached education, business, and . . . everything else. The “never stop learning” mantra became more critical than ever. GLOBIS University rallied to put Technovate into action, moving all classes online in order to keep students safe while they pursued their studies. Meanwhile, GLOBIS Insights shifted into high gear. We had new questions to answer for business leaders striving to move forward in a scary new reality.
How do you manage people in a world of remote work?
How do you set a strategy in the most uncertain social, political, and economical environment of our time?
How do you never stop learning when career advancement seems inevitably stalled?
To answer these questions and more, we shared stories of companies pivoting their business strategies, innovating management, and embracing new realities in the age of COVID-19. But we also kept our eye on the prize we started with, publishing basic frameworks to help you advance from the ground up.
“You should absolutely never settle into a job or career just because you feel it’s too late or you’re too old to change.”Francis Fung, Career Mindset Coach at Sloane
2021: Welcome to the future of work!
GLOBIS Insights has evolved in some incredible ways over the years, all thanks to our incredible network of contributors, followers, viewers, and readers. From notable G1 speakers such as economist Jesper Koll and Japanese politician Taro Kono to intimate, one-on-one interviews with expert GLOBIS University faculty, our goal of providing valuable content to help future business leaders work with purpose and live with impact has never changed.
Whether you’ve been with us from the beginning or just recently discovered GLOBIS Insights, we’re so happy you’re here. Keep following us here and on social media for more daily insights. Together, let’s make a pact to never stop learning!