Globalization means organizations which are serving more uniform domestic economies or societies have to serve multiple societies. In this endeavor, global managers have to confront identity issues. A manager is a person, who organizes people for carrying out a specific task or mission. Leaders are people who influence groups of people on a continuous basis on large number of issues.
Global leaders are now a reality. Globe has become a village due to the digital connectivity. It facilitated emergence of global leaders.
Global leaders must confront identity issues in a way that unites people while acknowledging individuality. Leaders must develop consciousness about others. People need an awareness of differences and a willingness to honor them. (Rosabeth Moss Kanter in Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice by HBR Press.)