Management experts Linda D. Sharkey, Nazneen Razi, Robert A. Cooke and Peter Barge acknowledge the common characteristics and competencies of good leaders but argue convincingly that global leaders need additional, unique skills. The authors have sufficient impressive knowledge of global business to write knowingly about global leadership based on their experience alone. Yet this work stands out because they add their analysis of past and new research, including surveys and interviews with some 150 global leaders, and they use that data to test their assumptions. This uncluttered, interesting read includes new, useful and, in one case, even surprising findings. Of course, the authors offer the inevitable global leadership basics, but they present these core concepts in a succinct, relevant way as they build toward a logical, evidence-based framework that features practical tools and guidelines for developing global leaders. getAbstract recommends this book to board members, executives, leadership development experts, HR officers, and actual and aspiring global leaders.
In this summary, you will learn
- How traditional leaders and global leaders differ,
- What six kinds of intelligence global leaders share,
- What five “behavioral dimensions” global leaders need and
- How to use them to identify and develop successful global leaders.
About the Authors
Corporate talent manager Linda Sharkey, PhD, coaches leaders for global organizations. Nazneed Razi, PhD, is chief HR officer at Health Care Service Corporation. Robert A. Cooke, PhD, is a Stanford visiting scholar. Past CEO Peter A. Barge wrote several books on leadership and is a frequent international conference presenter.
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