Leading Effectively e-Newsletter - March 2002 Issue
Going Global: What It Really Means For Leaders
The reality of globalization has become so ingrained in our work lives, yet few managers and organizations have a firm grasp of what it really takes to lead in a global environment. This e-Newsletter will shed some light on the complex role of global leadership and how to develop the capabilities needed to be effective.
The articles are based on the just-released book, Success for the New Global Manager: How To Work Across Distances, Countries, and Cultures by CCL faculty Maxine Dalton, Chris Ernst, Jennifer Deal and Jean Leslie.
Meeting the Organizational Need: How to Build Global Leadership Talent
The greatest obstacle to global effectiveness is not a lack of money, products, or strategies - it is a shortage of people who are prepared to manage and thrive in this era of globalization. With a well-defined plan, organizations can develop a pool of managers able to work effectively in complex global environments.
How To: Steps To Build Your Global Leadership Capabilities
As globalization has evolved from being a business buzzword to a basic economic reality, more and more managers are realizing that global experience is critical to being able to get the work done. The choice is becoming increasingly obvious . either learn about global issues, or risk getting passed by.
What does it take to be an effective global manager?
Becoming an effective global leader doesn't mean you shed what you know to learn a completely new set of skills. On the contrary, if you are an effective domestic manager you already have much of what it takes.
Global Managers: What Makes Them Different
John Smith is sitting at his desk in New York City. The phone rings. It is the British plant manager in Beijing announcing that the plant is closed down because the workers are demonstrating against the accidental bombing of their embassy. John turns to his e-mail. There is a message from the plant manager in Mexico. Inflation remains rampant and employees are once again complaining that they are not making enough to pay their ever-increasing rent. The phone rings again...