The old model of globalisation - including offshoring to save money- no longer applies. Globalisation now means you can better position your company for innovation and growth. To be a global leader, you must change and lead from the edge. Every day as a global leader seems to be a paradox: balancing the needs of daily operations while creating conditions that drive success in the future. Rather than try to resolve that paradox, this book helps you think about how to live within it, by developing essential traits and hearing from leaders who succeed globally.Learn from seven top executives how they shifted from individual thinkers to leading and growing organisations in an ever-changing economy.Learn the specific traits and model for business professionals to emulate and achieve success in global business enterprises.Get the on-the-ground, common-sense advice that has been applied by today's successful global executives.
Dr. Annmarie Neal, former Chief Talent Officer at Cisco Systems and First Data Corporation, is founder of the Center of Leadership Innovation - a worldwide consulting firm that specialises in business innovation and transformation through leadership and organisational excellence. She brings more than 20 years of global experience consulting with business executives and senior leaders across a range of industries to her writing, speaking engagements, business management, and consultation. She has provided expert commentary for many publications, including The Wall Street Journal. She has contributed to books and magazines on executive leadership, including The Executive Guide to Integrated Talent Management, Talent Management: Strategies for Success, and T D magazine. She wrote the Infoline "Developing a Leadership Strategy," as well as articles for the Organization Development journal and Conference Board. Dr. Neal lives in Silverthorne, Colorado.Karen Conway is a frequently requested international speaker and author, especially on the topic of how collaboration and alignment across diverse stakeholders can drive industry transformation. She is at ease moderating large-scale discussions on healthcare reform between Senators Tom Daschle and Bill Frist, as she is while building consensus among environmentalists and oil and gas producers. Conway has held executive positions in healthcare and energy and has extensive experience in government and public affairs, print journalism, and as a radio and television talk show host. Her firm Conway Associates created a unique approach to strategic communication based on her father's firsthand experience working with Dr. W. Edwards Deming and Procter & Gamble. Conway's work has appeared in Redbook, USA Today, Parenting, and also in books published by Springer in London.