Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Global Leader?

by | Jun 27, 2012 | Articles | 0 comments

Globalization is here to stay.  It brings with it many opportunities and challenges.  Having the right leaders at international and multinational companies is critical to corporate performance.

Leadership is influencing group members to achieve goals.  Excellent leaders motivate their employees to achieve more than minimal requirements.  The challenge at times for a leader is to understand its people more closely.

To overcome the challenge, the following essentials are recommended to manage a global team:

  • Online Collaboration
  • Constant Communication
  • Establish a Reporting Structure
  • Continuous Training and Education
  • Frequent Travel

Enthusiasm makes progress possible.  Leaders must build that excitement and fire among their employees.  When employees are optimistic about the future of the firm, that atmosphere will help move the company in the right direction.

Global leaders should also have these characteristics:

  • Have skills and abilities to manage people from diverse backgrounds
  • Skilled at intercultural communication
  • Promote and use the growing culture
  • Has great desire for responsibility and influence
  • Has great awareness of the needs of others

Today’s global leaders build partnerships.  The new organizational prototype demands new individual skills to meet complexity; it presents planning and communication challenges requiring new tools in response.

In order to grow in key markets around the world, it is important to get top talent through recruiting, developing and retaining the right people.

Global leaders must be sensitive to the international market.  Today’s leaders must learn to excel in a multicultural world; therefore, a new type of leadership must exist.  A core set of global characteristics, which are inquisitiveness, perspective, character, and savvy are needed.

How are you developing and preparing yourself for the global stage?