What does leadership mean to AIESECers and other leaders?

The definition of leadership may vary and it can be interpreted in many different ways from being a humanitarian to being an egoistic leader. Those who are supported, sustained and stand out  among crowd have expressed their words on what leadership and being a leader mean.

AIESEC International

Leadership is about positively impacting others through living by example and enabling a continuous rippling effect – Ana Sofia Espeio

To me leadership reflects in everyday actions and behaviours. Being a leader is not a one-time thing. it’s a life-long commitment – Karolina Piotrowska

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Here’s what one start-up had to say after hiring interns through AIESEC McGill:

Our startup company was at a crossroad into its growth where highly skilled resources were needed in order to get to the next steps. For a small company, every body counts and there is few – if no – room for mistakes regarding human resources. AIESEC McGill came into play and assisted us in finding our first – then multiple – interns. The AIESEC team took care of understanding our technical needs and staffing requirements and they diligently provided candidates fitting our business and IT culture. The interns revealed to be outstanding both on the technical side and the people side. Our plan is to continuously use AIESEC as part of our Human resources strategy to pursue our business expansion.

Jean-Roch Lafleur, ing., M.Sc.A  – Engineering & Operation Director @
Nuage Technologies


What is Globalization? How is AIESEC a big influence in Globalization?

Globalization is the process of integration that comes from the interchange of world views, resources, ideas and aspects of cultures on a global scale.

Cultural globalization refers to the transmission of ideas, meanings and values around the world in such a way as to extend and intensify social relations. The internet has set the light to this conscious diversifying never-ending fireworks. It brings increasing interconnectedness among different population and cultures.

The global workforces play a big role in globalization. As people enlist themselves in the international labor pool, more competition will be involved in finding a job. As of 2012, there are approximately 3 billion workers in the global workforces. Finding the perfect one for the job can be very costly and time consuming for a company’s HR but that’s when AIESEC comes in.

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3 Benefits of having Global Vision

1. Adaptability: globalization-business-mbaknolTravel requires navigating new environments and expanding your world view through meeting man
y different people. This will improve your ability to cooperate with other as well as your creativity to handle different situations in different settings! All in all, a very adaptable you come out on top who will be able to work in almost any setting.

2. Communication Skills: There are about 6,500 languages spoken around the world today. While traveling, it’s not uncommon to pick up the basics of one or two. In fact, it is sometimes necessary in order to navigate and get around. Even if you go to a place where you already speak the same official languages, there are any dialects, slangs and ways of speaking that can be very useful. In addition to developing communication skills through learning new languages, you will learn how to interact with a diverse range of people! This will definitely help to get your message across to just about anyone.

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