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The Preeminent Source for the Science and Practice of Global Leadership

Thunderbird is dedicated to developing managers for global roles. We help organizations succeed in pursuit of their global strategies by focusing on global leadership and global talent development.

Using rigorous scientific research, including interviews with hundreds of global executives and surveys of over 30,000 individuals in many countries, Thunderbird is able to define, measure, and develop global mindset using our scientific instrument called the Global Mindset Inventory (GMI).

Assessment Tool

The Global Mindset Inventory is a psychometric assessment tool that measures and predicts performance in global leadership. Most citizens of the world grow up as unicultural individuals who learn how to live and work with people who are like themselves. The global world of business today has brought many different unicultural individuals together, expecting them to work in multi-cultural and cross-cultural environments. Thunderbird's work through Global Mindset Inventory assessments and coaching help determine who might be better at communicating, doing business with and influencing other people who are unlike themselves.

The GMI

  • Is a web-based survey consisting 76 questions 
  • Takes an average of 10 minutes to complete 
  • Measures your Global Mindset in three capitals and 9 competencies
  • Has 3 versions available for our clients in Corporate/Government/Non-Profits and Academic Institutions
  • Is available for self-assessment or 360 peer feedback
  • Has more than 23,000 respondents from more than 70 countries 
  • Is available in multiple languages 
  • Was developed through a rigorous scientific process with pilot tests from 1,000+ global managers
  • Has been validated by the Dunnette Group

Applications of the GMI

  • Can be used for developmental measurement purposes 
  • Notes the strengths and areas of improvement in the three capitals: Global Intellectual Capital, Global Psychological Capital, and Global Social Capital 
  • Establishes your abilities to influence others who are unlike yourself 
  • Assist in selecting the right person for an international posting 
  • Helps organizations to identify success potential in employees and new hires

After Taking the GMI

You will receive:

  • A scored report on your and your group’s overall GMI score(s) 
  • A sorted, highest-to-lowest written feedback report showing the 9 competencies of the Global Mindset Inventory
  • One-day, on site workshop where you and your colleagues will identify ways of developing your Global Mindset 
  • Recommendations and suggestions on to improve your Global Mindset