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Why is There a Global Talent Shortage and What Can You Do?

Why is There a Global Talent Shortage and What Can You Do?

June 29, 2021

The world is experiencing a 15-year low point in an ongoing talent shortage. According to the 2021 Q3 ManpowerGroup Talent Shortage and Employment Outlook Survey, 69% of companies globally reported talent shortages in 2021. That's up from just 35% in 2013. And based on a new report from Korn Ferry... read more


Financial Skills for Managers and How to Improve

Financial Skills for Managers and How to Improve

June 9, 2021

Financial skills are important for all managers, not just financial professionals. Here are some tips any manager can use to improve their financial skills.read more


interpersonal leadership skills are essential to successful leaders

Interpersonal Leadership Skills are Essential to Successful Leaders

April 27, 2021

The acceleration of technology in the Fourth Industrial Revolution has dramatically shifted the skills necessary to be a successful leader. According to projections in The Future of Jobs Report 2020 from the World Economic Forum, by 2025, 85 million jobs may be displaced due to technological innovations, while 97 million new, more adapted roles may emerge. The skill sets that make us human are still in demand as machines and automated systems take on many traditional job functions. They are often referred to as interpersonal skills. They are the kind of skill we use to communicate and interact with people every day effectively. They are sometimes called soft skills or emotional intelligence (EQ).read more


Cross Sector Leadership and Collaboration

Cross-Sector Leadership and Collaboration

April 20, 2021

Our most significant societal challenges – public health, sustainability, education and poverty, to name a few – are highly complex. They affect and involve many community members, stakeholders, organizations and governments. For too long, many leaders in business, government, and the nonprofit sector have tried to solve these complicated challenges using siloed solutions.read more


Thunderbird Women in Business

ASU Thunderbird Women in Business Club Skyrockets Since its Founding

March 31, 2021

A mere one year after its founding, Thunderbird Women in Business (TWB) is one of the most active clubs on campus, indicating the need for a women-centric club all along. The current leadership team, Diana Salas Diaz, Megan Shovlin, Florentina Lang, Lisa Patel and Ana Chavarry Pizzorno, share what they have done in their short tenure to create an alliance of active and determined women and allies dedicated to forging their own way to equality and excellence.read more


Looking at a Master of Global Management Degree? Here are Some Things to Consider

Looking at a Master of Global Management Degree? Here are Some Things to Consider

March 15, 2021

In our increasingly interconnected world, many businesses are growing internationally. As they grow, these international businesses need employees who can manage and lead in every part of the world. Many employers are looking for candidates who have advanced international business degrees. These... read more


Ethics Through Different Lenses

Ethics Through Different Lenses

February 3, 2021

In a panel discussion, “Ethics Through Different Lenses,” presented by the Thunderbird Honor Council, three Thunderbird professors reflected on the role, importance and application of ethics in international business. The panelists were Mary Teagarden , Professor of Global Strategy, Mary Sully de... read more


There Is No New Normal. Organizations Must Build Resilience.

There Is No New Normal. Organizations Must Build Resilience.

August 26, 2020

In a world full of uncertainties, leaders are tasked with the challenge of managing and mitigating emerging risks while simultaneously maintaining operations and looking for growth opportunities. Striking this balance can be difficult, especially when compounded by the stresses of a global pandemic.read more


T-birds Leading Through the COVID-19 Crisis – And Whatever Comes Next

T-birds Leading Through the COVID-19 Crisis – And Whatever Comes Next

June 10, 2020

As CEOs of multinational companies, heads of governments, and leaders of intergovernmental organizations, there is perhaps no group better positioned to share insights into managing through crisis than T-birds. To celebrate Thunderbird Founders’ Day, a group of alums gathered virtually to offer a... read more


Future of Work

The Future of Work

May 27, 2020

The world is changing at a rapid pace—due largely to the technologies that have been created over the past decade. These advances are touching every aspect of our lives and will continue to have a huge impact on the ways we work. As we continue to navigate these changes, Thunderbird is preparing... read more