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

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

Ernest Gundling, Christie Caldwell, Karen Cvitkovich

ISBN: 978-1-119-17631-2

Oct 2015

240 pages

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An insightful, real-world look at the skills today's global leadership demands

Leading Across Borders is the leadership guide for the new business environment. The world's economic center of gravity is shifting at a rapid pace – huge emerging economies have already emerged. As businesses operate in an increasingly global context, the most successful leaders are able to see through the eyes of others and to hear the voices of customers and colleagues from around the world. They build their own personal networks, navigate differences, and work effectively across new borders – both the physical borders between countries and the limits of old leadership paradigms.

This book features direct input from people in critical roles around the world, advice based on deep practical experience, and new data that identifies the distinctive challenges of leading in an environment becoming more thoroughly interdependent every day. There is valuable advice for anyone taking on a global leadership role. You'll find strategies and tools for working across cultures, leading inclusively, running a matrix team, innovating, integrating an acquisition, and making tough ethical choices. Each chapter challenges established leadership models and shares hard-won expertise in dealing effectively with a changing reality that includes both fast-growth and slow-growth markets. You will learn how to serve more numerous stakeholders and to achieve your goals in a complex organizational structure without having direct lines of authority. This insightful guide helps you work more effectively at the self, team, and organizational levels, so you can get things done and grow your business.

The increasing importance of China, India, Brazil, Indonesia, Turkey, and other developing economies has opened the world of business leadership far beyond our own borders. This book gives you a framework for coordinating it all, and being the leader your organization needs.

  • Operate insightfully at the personal level in order to better lead others
  • Shape, motivate, and drive your global team to exceptional performance
  • Navigate differences in culture, language, economics, and more
  • Exercise your vision, influence, and expertise to lead your organization forward

The trend toward global leadership has emerged full-blown amidst the rising global economy. Today's leadership must understand how to work effectively and efficiently across a variety of contexts. Leading Across Borders provides a roadmap to the new leadership paradigm, helping you expand your own skillset and create forward momentum.

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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