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The Leadership in Action Series: On Leading the Global Organization

Organizations that have operations around the globe have become the norm rather than the exception. This means they need leaders with the requisite skills—including international business knowledge, cultural adaptability, perspective taking, and innovation—to respond effectively to the challenges and complexity of global leadership. This collection of seventeen pieces—written by the Center for Creative Leadership’s highly experienced and knowledgeable faculty members and researchers as well as by prominent practitioners and scholars in the fields of leadership and leadership development—explores the important topic of leading the global organization from a number of angles. What can organizations and leaders do to develop the skills needed to excel in a global context? How can global leaders manage the relationship between corporate headquarters and local offices? How can organizations best handle the challenge of boundary-spanning leadership? Readers will come away with newly found knowledge on these and other questions and newly formed thoughts on how they can successfully meet the demands of leading the global organization.
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  • Publisher: CCL Press
  • Stock Number (Print): 00199
  • Stock Number (eBook): 00199e
  • ISBN Number (Print): 978-1-60491-164-0
  • ISBN Number (eBook): 978-1-60491-165-7
  • Editor: Stephen Rush
  • Copyright: ©2013
  • Number of Pages: 154 Pages

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Other titles in the Leadership in Action Series include:

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The Leadership in Action Series: On Leading the Global Organization, CCL Press, 2013
In Brief vii
Introduction ix

Part I: Becoming a Global Leader
Global Managing: Mastering the Spin of a Complex World 3
Challenge Match: The Stakes Grow Higher for Global Leaders 15
For Global Managers, a World of Difference 29
Leading Globally Requires a Fundamental Shift 39
Adult Development Theory May Boost Global Leadership 43
Global Leaders Face Challenges in Asia 49
Getting to the Source: Four Perspectives on Leadership 51
Hatching a Plan: Developing Leadership Talent in Emerging Markets 59
Across the Boards: How Chairmen’s Roles Differ Around the World 71

Part II: Why Cultural Adaptability Is Important
Bridging Boundaries: Meeting the Challenge of Workplace Diversity 85
Cultural Intelligence and the Global Economy 95
Cultural Adaptability: It’s About More Than Using the Right Fork 103
One Prescription for Working Across Cultures 113
Getting the Message: How to Feel Your Way with Other Cultures 119
Gaining a Critical Edge in Mastering Globalization 129
If It’s Lagom, This Must Be Sweden 139
Seeking a Model for Leadership Development in China 145

About the Contributors 149
Further Reading 153

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