A Model Of Trigger Events And Sensemaking In The Intercultural Context: A Cognitive Approach To Global Leadership Effectiveness
Contribution to a Book
Advances in Global Leadership
Although the term “trigger event” is commonly accepted and frequently mentioned by many disciplines in conjunction with sensemaking, research attention on the trigger event construct is sorely lacking. We chose to examine this construct within a specific setting that global leaders have to master – the intercultural context. After reviewing the relevant literature, we created an original model of trigger events and sensemaking in the intercultural context, which is accompanied by propositions that determine the likelihood of an event rising to the level of a trigger. It is our hope that this theoretical model will lead to a better understanding of how trigger events function in general. The chapter contributes to a greater understanding of the cognitive element of global leadership effectiveness. Finally, the model has practical implications for intercultural and global leadership training and executive coaching.
cognition, global leadership development, global leadership effectiveness, intercultural, sensemaking, Trigger events
Global Innovation and Leadership
Joyce S. Osland, Allan Bird, B. Sebastian Reiche, and Mark E. Mendenhall. "A Model Of Trigger Events And Sensemaking In The Intercultural Context: A Cognitive Approach To Global Leadership Effectiveness" Advances in Global Leadership (2023): 111-138. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1535-120320230000015004