Developing Leaders for the Global Frontier Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

Global business today requires leaders to be as researchers, guiding their organizations through unfamiliar and turbulent environments. With markets, suppliers, competitors, technology, and customers around the world is constantly changing, the traditional model of leadership no longer work. The authors of three studies in Europe, North America and Asia shows that companies seek more global leaders and desires of future global leaders of higher caliber and quality. Studies show that every world leader needs certain core qualities: exhibit the character, or the ability to build relationships with people from different walks of life and to act with the highest ethical standards, to ambivalence, or to know when or whether to act and initiate change in Depending on the country or region, and demonstrate common sense, or are recognized worldwide market opportunities and the ability to understand the company. Curiosity - it is a passion for adventure and a desire to experience new things - should be the basis of each of these characteristics. Four strategies are particularly effective in the developing world leaders: foreign travel, with immersion in the way of life of the country, team composed of people from different backgrounds and perspectives, training, which includes classroom and hands-on training projects and foreign assignments, which are used to expand outlook for future global leaders. "Hide
by Allen Morrison, J. Stewart Black, Hal B. Gregersen Source: MIT Sloan Management Review 14 pages. Publication Date: 01 Oct 1998. Prod. #: SMR039-PDF-ENG

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