Summary of What Is Global Leadership?

10 Key Behaviors that Define Great Global Leaders

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What Is Global Leadership? book summary
Managing people from other cultures can be baffling, but if you use 10 crucial techniques, you can lead a global team.


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Leading the international operations of worldwide firms or heading a globally dispersed team can be a baffling undertaking. Approaches that work in one country or culture may not work in another, and executives often must overcome tremendous gaps between themselves and the foreign staff they manage. To find out how global team leaders succeed, leadership consultants Ernest Gundling, Karen Cvitkovich, and banker Terry Hogan interviewed 70 executives from 26 countries and from more than a dozen industries, including manufacturing, energy, telecommunications and health care. The authors found that these seasoned leaders share 10 distinctive behaviors, which constitute the basis of this global leadership development plan. getAbstract recommends their comprehensive research and training tactics to HR and leadership development specialists, and to executives who manage global teams or international divisions.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What three trends drive firms to expand globally,
  • What 10 behaviors mark successful global leaders and
  • How a “leader-led action learning” program can develop your employees’ global leadership skills.


Dealing with Different Languages, Cultures, Time Zones and Rules
Corporate global leadership involves handling multiple national boundaries, different cultures, alternative product lines and other managerial challenges. Running a company’s international operations is far more complex ...
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About the Authors

Ernest Gundling is the founder and co-president of Aperian Global, a global leadership development firm, where Karen Cvitkovich is managing director. Terry Hogan heads the executive development function at Citi.

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