Saturday, October 20, 2012

Global Leaders - Unite People with Individual Identities

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.)

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