GBI: London

Hello everyone! My name is Daria Osiian and I am a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. I am a student within the College of Business Administration with a major in Finance and a minor in statistics, pursuing an additional International Business Certificate. I’m from Orenburg, it’s a city in southwest Russia, near the border…

Global Collaboration Simulation: Tip of the Iceberg – #8

In today’s simulation we worked as a group on Global Collaboration Simulation: Tip of the Iceberg. Students are assigned the role of a native English speaker or a nonnative English speaker at their organization, I was a nonnative English speaker in both simulations. The simulation constrains the ways in which the native and nonnative speakers…

Harvard ManageMentor: Global Collaboration – #7

Global leadership essentially refers to those individuals who work in more than a single cultural and/or geographic arena. Global leadership involves connecting across a wide range of boundaries, not just national and linguistic ones. There are all kinds of boundaries in the workplace (and beyond) that people need to work across, such as age, religious…

Leadership and Team Simulation: Everest V3 – #6

I climbed Mt. Everest in the Everest V3 group simulation. The simulation imitated the situation of working as a team to achieve the goal of climbing Mt. Everest. It is a team leadership simulation, with each team having a group of five people. Each person on the team had a distinct role as either Leader,…

Change Management Simulation: Power and Influence – #4

In today’s simulation we worked as a group on the Change Management Simulation: Power and Influence. In this simulation, we played one of two roles (i.e., CEO or Director of Product Innovation) at a sunglass manufacturing firm and faced the challenges associated with implementing an organization-wide environmental sustainability initiative. The largest takeaway I had from…

Leadership Simulation: Patient Zero – #4

In today’s simulation we worked as a group on the Leadership Simulation: Patient Zero. Each subsequent event was more difficult than the previous one, that’s why the final event was the hardest to decide on for me as an individual. This event was about the bombing of a group of infected citizens. The lives of…

Organizational Behavior Simulation: Judgement in Crises – #3

We individually worked on the Organizational Behavior Simulation: Judgement in Crisis. In the simulation, I was in the position of product manager at Matterhorn Health and was presented with the high inaccuracy rates of GlucoGauge, a device that can be used to monitor the blood levels each day with ease and comfort. I have done…

View of Leadership – #2

Our sоciety is usually quick to idеntify a bad lеader, but do we know hоw to identify a quаlity one? I think integrity is the fоundation of good leаdership. No matter hоw hard a situаtion, a goоd leader inspires with his principlеs without comprоmising; they refrain frоm making false prоmises or take shоrtcuts, choоsing thoughts…

An Introduction to Myself

Hello everyone! My name is Daria Osiian and I am a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. I am a student within the College of Business Administration with a major in Finance and a minor in statistics, pursuing an additional International Business Certificate. I’m from Orenburg, it’s a city in southwest Russia, near the border…