Discussion on the Impact of Globalization on LeadershipIntroductionThis paper discusses the influence of globalization on organizational leadership and by giving an example of Sir Richard Branson. Presently, the term leadership is admirable among many but its description is quite extensive. An extensive type of description is that leadership is just the individual influential capabilities and the individual susceptibility to external parties influence. It can be described it two status; one, the hazardous view of leadership where the leaders use the opportunity to practice their power and authority to directly influence the activities of their subjects.
This is without listening to the ideas from the other parties but oneself. Two, considering collective practice, much can be achieved effectively. However, it is important to consider effective leadership as linked to particular mission, strategy, inspiration, direction and transformation while effective management is linked to conducting transactions, making plans, guiding the activities (section 4, n. d). Most employees consider themselves as working in organizations with appropriate and effective leaders who propel the correct characters. Leaders have a responsibility of developing an organizational culture of involvement by affecting all factors directly or indirectly.
The indirectness is through the provision of required resources to employees for the achievement of their various duties. Directly through having value on the employees and creating avenues for career advancement (Right Management, 2009). Leadership style is the way a leader co-ordinates a particular social group, with boundaries, and that regularly work together to attain similar objectives and goals (Robbins and Barnwell, 1994, pg. 4 in White, 2012). A leader should actually work as shown in the picture below. Picture in White, 2012Organizational Leadership changes due to globalizationThe target of global effective leadership is the ability to enable others lives quality lives and access resources.
Global leadership problems do not depend on the antagonistic perception between globalization and diversity but is because of outside parties influence on resources, lifestyles and facilities. The fact that many people inhabit the world, gives it the characteristic of diversity which has existed for long. The current fields of business and economics show the human population that, the world is experiencing a new era known as globalization. Therefore, appropriate and effective leadership must be naturally respectful and broad on the ideas of globalization and diversity.
In that way, the leaders will consider the ideas as ways of solving problems in leadership (Tarapoverela). Organizations around the world vary in many ways from staff, administration, culture, and structures. This also applies to leadership that needs distinctive experience; know how, skills and gives specific challenges. For a long time, organizational leaders have created unique leadership practices, duties and identities that go with the particular organization and their distinctive ways of leading. However, globalization is creating a lot of pressure on these traditional ways of leadership.
As many organizations go global, the respective leaders need to coordinate and regulate high complexities and dynamisms. They are required to perform carry out new tasks that differ from their previous ones. New organizational designs must be created for improved coordination and regulation across all organizations. The organizations have to come up with new quality service standardization ways of the diversity, while maintaining the consumers. In addition, they need to create new ways of organization, leadership, and management. All these changes affect leadership as in the past; leaders were only needed to be professional.
Presently, they are required to show business and management skills. Therefore, globalization is a potential threat to the leaders’ professionalism through transformation. Actually, globalization is forcing leaders to adapt to new demand resulting to situations described by scientists as role ambiguity and role conflict. Most leaders have been operating in chronic ambiguity but globalization causes an exacerbation on this ambiguity. Thus leading to a negative type of ambiguity that develops change resistance among many organizational leaders.
On the other hand, globalization can also result in positive effect of creating new avenues for the entire organization. Globalization has forced organizations to transform their leadership roles and develop strategies that will ensure they remain successful and effective (University of Oxford, 2011).