David A. Thomas: Stretch assignments help executives grow
The difference between cultural sensitivity and cultural competence, and how to spot potential
NEW DELHI :
As someone who specializes in organizational behaviour and strategic human resource management, David A. Thomas, dean of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, US, has always focused on executive development, cultural diversity in companies, and organizational change. Even while teaching. “I want the students to...leave feeling as if they were transformed," says Thomas, who has co-authored two books—Breaking Through: The Making Of Minority Executives In Corporate America and Leading For Equity: The Pursuit Of Excellence In Montgomery County Public Schools.