Leading Across New Borders. How to Succeed as the Center Shifts

  • ID: 3148752
  • Book
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The world is changing, with a huge economic shift occurring between the developed economies and those that have recently emerged or are on their way. It is vital for leaders everywhere to learn how to navigate this altered landscape skillfully. Previous assumptions must be considered from new vantage points as countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America assume far greater prominence as key growth markets and sources of talent. Leading Across New Borders challenges common assumptions about critical everyday business topics such as global mindset, outsourcing, team facilitation, diversity and inclusion, due diligence, innovation, ethical integrity, and authentic leadership.

This one–of–a–kind resource looks at examples both from current executives and from high–potential future leaders who are all striving to grow their business, make their operations more efficient, and cultivate future talent. Based on pragmatic, real–world examples, the book addresses the question, What must these leaders do to succeed in global organizations, often while serving many different stakeholders and without direct lines of authority? It demonstrates how successful leaders integrate voices from customers and colleagues around the world into viable solutions.

Most writings on leadership focus on competencies developing individual skills and characteristics to produce better results. Leading Across New Borders focuses instead on key tasks, including knowledge and expertise that global leaders need to perform at the highest level. This book will help you to:

  • Combine cultural awareness with subject matter expertise
  • Move from outsourcing to leveraging global talent
  • Position a matrix team for high performance
  • Lead inclusively across multiple aspects of global diversity
  • Integrate a cross–border merger or acquisition
  • Innovate by combining superior global products, processes, and marketing
  • Make difficult ethical choices for a sustainable future
  • Find your own center as a leader with an eye to past, present, and future

Grouping these tasks into three areas self and other, team, and organization the book examines current best practices with attention to their limitations in the global workspace, and offers innovative ideas and approaches for producing better results given the new realities of the global economy. Expert wisdom and technical advice come from practical, dedicated people in the field working for companies in a variety of industries and locations.

Additionally, a wealth of hands–on tools and web–based resources enable you to put into practice what you learn:

  • The GlobeSmart ProfileSM, a cultural inventory tool for quickly identifying your own cultural patterns based on five dimensions of culture
  • Revealing new data gleaned from thousands of responses to the GlobeSmart ProfileSM and two proprietary surveys, the GlobeSmart Teaming AssessmentSM and the GlobeSmart Innovation AssessmentSM
  • The Global Team Leader Checklist that highlights requirements for effective teamwork in a matrix organizational context, along with other specific tips and recommendations in each chapter
Whether you are new to the global workspace or struggling to find solutions to dilemmas many leaders now face on their own journeys, you need knowledge that goes deeper than cultural generalizations or standard leadership competencies.Leading Across New Borders provides first–hand, immediately applicable direction for interacting with your worldwide colleagues, enabling you to lead with insight, confidence, and success.
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CHAPTER 1 THE SHIFTING CENTER: EMERGING  MARKETS HAVE EMERGED 1

What Is Changing and Why This Matters

CHAPTER 2 GLOBAL TALENT: BEYOND OUTSOURCING 16

Who Global Talent Is, What People Want, and What They Need to Learn

CHAPTER 3 GLOBAL MINDSET: BEYOND CULTURE 35

When Cultural Awareness Is Not Enough

CHAPTER 4 GLOBAL TEAMS: BEYOND FACILITATION 55

Why Matrix Teams Fail and How to Get Better Results

CHAPTER 5 GLOBAL INCLUSION: BEYOND RACE AND GENDER 74

CHAPTER 6 GLOBAL MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS: BEYOND DILIGENCE 101

The Real Work Needed to Bring People Together and Make Any Deal Worthwhile

CHAPTER 7 GLOBAL INNOVATION: BEYOND PRODUCTS 123

Agility to Innovate on a Global Scale

CHAPTER 8 GLOBAL ETHICS: BEYOND INTEGRITY 148

Conscious Choices to Ensure a Sustainable Future

CHAPTER 9 LEADING FROM YOUR OWN CENTER 165

Integrating Your Own Heritage, Present Awareness, and a Vision for the Future

APPENDIX A TEAMLAUNCH: FOUNDATIONS 183

APPENDIX B ASSESSMENTS FROM APERIAN GLOBAL 194

APPENDIX C RECOMMENDED CASE STUDIES 195

NOTES 197

BIBLIOGRAPHY 211

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 221

INDEX 223

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Ernest Gundling
Christie Caldwell
Karen Cvitkovich
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