The paper "Leadership Trends in a Globalized Environment" is an outstanding example of management coursework. Globalisation is a process of international integration that arises from the interchange of economic, political and economic views. Moreover, it involves the exchange of ideas, products and all aspects of culture. Advancement in technology increases the world-wide exchange of resources through improved infrastructure in transport and communication systems. This advancement increases human interaction through international tourism, trade, sports, and conferences to address international challenges. Therefore, contemporary leaders cannot shy away from the consequences of globalisation (Alon & Higgins, 2005). Globalisation deepens international and intercontinental relationships.
These roles of globalisation affect management and leadership in many ways. Market and customer base changes define leadership skills needed. Moreover, international employee transfers, global competition and an increase in opportunities all over the world necessitate the need for transformed leadership. Before globalisation, companies relied on customer base within their countries only. But nowadays, the leaders consider the entire world as the market. Hence, the need to provide leadership that is appealing and appreciated by all people in the world (McCall & Mobley, 2001). Globalisation expands markets for commodities.
Therefore companies are made to increase production. Leadership skills that target an increase in the production of commodities are highly valued. Leaders have to work beyond their traditional borders. They need more knowledge and skills to network with people in different nations. Therefore, leaders require skills, knowledge and global mindset to be able to blend with people in various cultures (Lobel, 1990). Globalisation increase employee transfers to international working stations. This has caused the integration of people who speak and understand varied languages. Therefore, leadership has to incorporate appropriate forms of communication.
In addition to that, working far away from the main office requires the utilisation of the communication channel that is suitable to communicate fast with a person all over the world. Leaders have to consider the rights of workers living in countries far from home (Steger, 2010). There is an increase in competition among countries and companies as a result of increased globalisation. Leaders are under pressure to produce results in the midst of strong competition in the world. Due to competition pressure, global leaders are encountered with greater challenges beyond those experienced in the national and local scenes.
There is more competition for talents and skills (O’ Hara-Devereaux & Johansen, 1994). With globalisation, some leaders work in foreign countries. Good leadership values differ from one country to the other. A good leader is believed to be good due to certain traits that are valued in that country, these traits may not be recognised highly in another country. Every country has its own social standards and culture which are important when considering good leadership. Globalisation requires that leaders have good knowledge of the country that they are providing leadership skills.
Knowledge of a county’ s culture, ethics, and leadership skills is essential in providing leadership in that country (Alon & Higgins, 2005). Any good reader is not a good leader in all countries. There are skills that a good leader must embrace in order to make a good globalised leader. Skills such as good business knowledge and sensitivity to cultural standards make a leader more successful globally. Leaders are trained to be good leaders in all countries.
Leaders with professional integrity and respects the cultural standards of people from all over the world receive lots of respect and cooperation from the country that they are working (Storey, 2013).
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