A New Time For Leadership
If organizations are to succeed in this changing environment leaders must be skilled at using their staffs to their full potential, giving the customer excellent care, have an ability to foresee and implement use of technology, and not least the ability to work cross culturally. What is needed today is leadership that is visionary.
They are first and foremost dreamers. They can envision dreams and inspire others to blossom to their full potential by encouraging them to dream.
They are able to build global trust and use our diversities to dream beyond anything that has ever been known to man before this time.
The future CEO will be ask to balance broader social roles that companies are being ask to play all over the world. They will be asked to manage a diverse multicultural workforce and not the least of these talents will the future CEO will be ask to handle the painful ethical issues that arise out of the intersection of business and technology.
This new leader will use their understanding of trends in a dynamic environment to craft a sound strategic direction. They will create movement by motivating key players to overcome the obstacles they encounter along the way. These obstacles will be many and one of the biggest will be the CEO’s themselves working with a diverse multicultural environment.
As we step into the future all who do global business will have to possess the ability to build alliances and business partnerships. In the International markets there is an overriding imperative to form alliances and partnerships. The new leader will have to be able to form and negotiate these partnerships. They will have to be able to gain lower cost production through scale, and be able to know and navigate the regulatory environment of foreign countries.
Keeping others focused and working as a team in an environment that may be new to the leader as well as the team is especially challenging.
Being the mentor, coach, even communication can be difficult in an environment where cultural norms, symbols and values are all also working where political, regulatory and business landscape can change quickly and without warning. Keeping up with these changes as well as motivating others in this kind of environment can certainly be challenging.
Leader who aspires to business leadership positions, particularly in globalizing companies, must look and assess their talents and abilities in all the above areas. If they do not possess these qualities they must ask themselves how they will educate themselves in these areas. Many of these areas are not something one can obtain through education perhaps through mentoring, but one thing is solid in the evaluation of self for the new leadership position is it will take great sensitivity and the ability to be flexible.
True leaders are born with an attitude of learning from others, learning as they go along, sensitivity, and respect. Their true education comes in experiences. There has always been and will always be a shortage of these kinds of leaders.
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