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The paper "Leadership and Globalization" is an outstanding example of a management literature review. Globalization has brought about technological innovation, new linkages among people, new events and activities, and a changing pace that is relentless. Business communities of today mix as they have mixed never before, from different fields of work and culture, forging new partnerships, and creating new collaborations. Globalization has given businesses new ways to exploit new markets and delve into new opportunities, springing surprises in the field of business and shaking up newer ideas as rapidly as globalization is looking forward to touching new frontiers and new possibilities of mutual interest. In this endeavour and at the core of these activities lies the new leadership that is deemed as unlike before.

This leadership is critical to how a globalized world carries on with its business that has been synchronized with new rules and new methods. That is not to say that the role of leadership has not been critical to businesses before, but what is implied is that the leadership today has assumed a totally different role and donned an entirely different mantle. Emerging parameters in globalization have brought the discipline of leadership to the forefront in a little over the last two decades.

The development of leadership has been taken as seriously as having a competitive edge over the nearest competitors and at the centre of such development, globalized world has found the need to incorporate both management and technical know-how. As a result of this, leadership in today's workplace has come to stay as something that must be able to execute and deliver multiple roles. The critical issue of the role of leadership in the wake of globalization has been aptly described by authors James M.

Higgins and Ilan Alon, in their best-selling book Global Leadership Success through Emotional and Cultural Intelligence. They have described what it means to be a leader that sans constraints and borders and how effective leadership is able to transform vision into reality (Alan and Higgins, 2005).


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Marsick, V. J. (2002).“Exploring the Many Meanings of Action Learning and ARL.” In L. Rohlin, K. Billing, A. Lindberg, and M. Wickelgren (eds.), Earning While Learning in Global Leadership: The Volvo-MiL Partnership. Vasbyholm, Sweden: MiL.

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