What Is Global Leadership?

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  • Copyright: 6/16/2011
  • Publisher: Quercus
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What is global leadership? It turns out that companies around the world are missing a key point: that global leadership is distinctly different from the leadership skills needed in a hierarchical, command-and-control domestic operation. The global economy requires a new set of leadership skills-vertical, cross-functional and across cultures and nationalities-that were not as critical even a decade ago. In What Is Global Leadership?, the authors draw on cutting-edge research conducted by Aperian Global, as well as first-hand interviews with successful global leaders, which highlights 10 key behaviors critical to international settings. Whether one is leading an entire organization, a business unit or a geographically dispersed team, this essential guide provides an important resource for developing global leadership talent.

Table of Contents

Why Global Leadership?p. 1
Three Megatrendsp. 1
Implications for Strategy: The Need for a Global Mindsetp. 6
Conclusionp. 12
What's Different About Global Leadership?p. 14
Leadership: Common Approachesp. 14
Intercultural Perspectives on Leadershipp. 20
Global Leadershipp. 26
Research Background: What Is Distinctive About Global Leadership?p. 28
Seeing Differencesp. 36
Cultural Self-Awarenessp. 38
Invite the Unexpectedp. 45
Closing the Gapp. 54
Results through Relationshipsp. 54
Frame-Shiftingp. 62
Opening the Systemp. 75
Expand Ownershipp. 79
Develop Future Leadersp. 90
Preserving Balancep. 95
Adapt and Add Valuep. 99
Core Values & Flexibilityp. 102
Establishing Solutionsp. 108
Influence Across Boundariesp. 113
Third-Way Solutionsp. 118
Training the Ten Behaviorsp. 127
Program Design: Going Global?p. 127
Training for Results Through Relationshipsp. 131
Training for Frame-Shiftingp. 132
Training to Expand Ownershipp. 140
Training to Develop Future Leadersp. 144
Coaching the Ten Behaviorsp. 150
Coaching at Citip. 151
Training Event for Coachesp. 153
Coaching in a Global Contextp. 154
Teaming the Ten Behaviorsp. 172
Leveraging the Leadership Behaviors for Shared Visionp. 172
Leadership Behaviors for Global Teamsp. 173
The Future of Global Leadershipp. 192
How Global Leaders Learn: What's Different?p. 192
Defining Global Competencyp. 194
The Organizational Global Mindsetp. 196
Developing Global Leaders: Implicationsp. 199
Bibliographyp. 219
Endnotesp. 223
About the Authorsp. 229
Indexp. 233
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