Najafi Global Mindset Institute

Najafi Global Mindset Institute is a center of excellence at Thunderbird School of Global Management, the world’s leading graduate school of international business.  At NGMI, we are focused on creating unique knowledge and expertise in global leadership and making this expertise available to managers, corporations, and university students.

Promoting Global Mindset Understanding

Promoting global scholarly research is a priority for the Institute.  Our research agenda is focused on enhancing our theoretical, empirical, and managerial understanding of the antecedents and consequences of Global Mindset. We are also deeply focused on improving the current understanding of how to develop a manager’s or a group of managers’ profile of Global Mindset. 

The design of continued leadership development offerings is also a top priority of the Institute.  These offerings, such as courses, workshops, and programs focused on strengthening global mindset for use in corporationsacademic institutions, or for the non-profit/governmental sectors, offer a practical application of our research.

What is Global Mindset?

Global Mindset is a set of attributes and individual characteristics that help global leaders better influence individuals, groups and organizations unlike themselves.

It is measured using the Global Mindset Inventory (GMI), which assesses three types of attributes and 9 dimensions.


Dr. Mansour Javidan speaks about what is Global Mindset and Why is it important


The Science Behind the Global Mindset Inventory

The GMI Technical Report is a comprehensive technical report detailing the research program, the psychometric process used in the design of the instrument and the instrument’s reliability, validity and predictive ability.

The Najafi Global Mindset Institute is dedicated to helping define and develop global leadership, global talent and global knowledge.