Essays on Organizational Leadership and Performance, Definition of Leadership and Globalization Literature review

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The paper "Organizational Leadership and Performance, Definition of Leadership and Globalization " is an outstanding example of a management literature review. Business leaders have several issues to contend with in the 21st century. As the century unfolds, globalization is increasing greatly, and technology advancing rapidly (James, 2005, p. 194). Such factors have led to an increase in businesses crossing borders to look for new markets. Ships and planes are crossing borders to ferry exports to new markets, while people are moving to new countries to work. Pease (2008) contends that in the process, different cultures meet and interact and exchange ideas.

It is not easy as it sounds, because managers are compelled to face challenges of political, social, and economic risks of new markets. This is just a demonstration of how leadership has changed from managing a business in one country to managing the business in many countries (Pease, 2008). Therefore, this essay discusses the way that leadership has changed within the context of a globalized environment, over time. The essay will profile the leadership and communication styles of a global environment, and use Mark Elliot Zuckerberg and Bill gates as some of the most admired to provide a true picture of global leadership.

To put this discussion into perspective, this discussion will define both leadership and globalization. Definition of leadership and Globalization Since the start of human existence, leadership has remained a major topic for social and political theorists (Ruggieri, 2009, p. 1018). Nonetheless, the subject stands out as one of the discussed and least understood issues even today. With more than 350 definitions, there is only one acceptable definition of leadership.

Wright (2007) holds that this definition encompasses fundamental components of the term “ leadership” and holds that leadership is the social influences a person has over the other which include support and aid to realize a common goal. Research on leadership has resulted in theories taking dealing with traits, situational relations, behavior, vision, charisma, intelligence, and function among others. According to van Eeden, Cilliers & van Deventer (2008, p. 257), a key fundamental basis for studying leadership is because it holds that leadership enhances the performance of an organization, and actions and influence of leaders build a changing climate in organizations.


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