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Leading Across New Borders: How to Succeed as the Center Shifts

Book Description

An insightful, real-world look at the skills today's global leadership demands

Leading Across Borders is the leadership guide for the new business environment. The world's economic center of gravity is shifting at a rapid pace - huge emerging economies have already emerged. As businesses operate in an increasingly global context, the most successful leaders are able to see through the eyes of others and to hear the voices of customers and colleagues from around the world. They build their own personal networks, navigate differences, and work effectively across new borders - both the physical borders between countries and the limits of old leadership paradigms.

This book features direct input from people in critical roles around the world, advice based on deep practical experience, and new data that identifies the distinctive challenges of leading in an environment becoming more thoroughly interdependent every day. There is valuable advice for anyone taking on a global leadership role. You'll find strategies and tools for working across cultures, leading inclusively, running a matrix team, innovating, integrating an acquisition, and making tough ethical choices. Each chapter challenges established leadership models and shares hard-won expertise in dealing effectively with a changing reality that includes both fast-growth and slow-growth markets. You will learn how to serve more numerous stakeholders and to achieve your goals in a complex organizational structure without having direct lines of authority. This insightful guide helps you work more effectively at the self, team, and organizational levels, so you can get things done and grow your business.

The increasing importance of China, India, Brazil, Indonesia, Turkey, and other developing economies has opened the world of business leadership far beyond our own borders. This book gives you a framework for coordinating it all, and being the leader your organization needs.

  • Operate insightfully at the personal level in order to better lead others

  • Shape, motivate, and drive your global team to exceptional performance

  • Navigate differences in culture, language, economics, and more

  • Exercise your vision, influence, and expertise to lead your organization forward

  • The trend toward global leadership has emerged full-blown amidst the rising global economy. Today's leadership must understand how to work effectively and efficiently across a variety of contexts. Leading Across Borders provides a roadmap to the new leadership paradigm, helping you expand your own skillset and create forward momentum.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Praise for Leading Across New Borders: How to Succeed as the Center Shifts
    3. Title Page
    4. Copyright
    5. Dedication
    6. Chapter 1: The Shifting Center: Emerging Markets Have Emerged
      1. The Future Arrives
      2. Implications For Leadership
      3. Common Leadership Tasks
      4. About This Book
      5. An Invitation
    7. Chapter 2: Global Talent: Beyond Outsourcing
      1. Rethinking Talent
      2. The Business Case for a New Global Talent Model
      3. Beyond Outsourcing
      4. Global Talent Development: Bottom-Up and Top-Down
      5. Global Talent's Impact
    8. Chapter 3: Global Mindset: Beyond Culture
      1. Developing a Global Mindset
      2. Global Leadership 101: Cultural Competency
      3. Acquiring Cultural Competency: Misguided Approaches
      4. Acquiring Cultural Competency: Embracing Nuance
      5. Beyond Culture: Other Puzzle Pieces
    9. Chapter 4: Global Teams: Beyond Facilitation
      1. Working in the Matrix
      2. Leading a Matrix Team
      3. Global Team Performance: Beyond Facilitation
      4. The Data on Global Teams
      5. Organizational Alignment and Team Foundations
      6. Enabling New Matrix Leaders
    10. Chapter 5: Global Inclusion: Beyond Race and Gender
      1. Taking a Broader Approach
      2. From Representation to Leverage
      3. Race and Gender Still Matter
      4. Beyond Race and Gender
      5. Diversity of Thinking Styles
      6. Inclusive Leadership: Three Steps
    11. Chapter 6: Global Mergers and Acquisitions: Beyond Diligence
      1. The Changing Landscape
      2. Beyond Diligence
      3. Cultural Factors
      4. Integrating Cultures: Success Stories
    12. Chapter 7: Global Innovation: Beyond Products
      1. Innovation: The New Playing Field
      2. Beyond Products
      3. Global Innovation Survey: Common Challenges
      4. Global Innovation Trends
      5. New Subsidiary Roles
    13. Chapter 8: Global Ethics: Beyond Integrity
      1. Joining the Middle Class
      2. Population × Consumption/Person = Impact
      3. Business Ethics for a Crowded Planet
      4. Ethics for a New Era
    14. Chapter 9: Leading from Your Own Center
      1. The Next Level: What's Missing?
      2. Systemic Changes
      3. Personal Transformation: Connecting Past, Present, and Future
    15. Appendix A: Team Launch: Foundations
      1. Step One: Assess Stakeholders
      2. Step Three: Build Trust Among Team Members
      3. Step Four: Clarify Roles and Responsibilities
      4. Step Five: Use Rewards to Support Alignment
    16. Appendix B: Assessments from Aperian Global
    17. Appendix C: Recommended Case Studies
      1. Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions
      2. Global Innovation
      3. Global Ethics
      4. Unilever
    18. Bibliography
      1. Books
      2. Articles
      3. Websites
    19. Acknowledgments
    20. Index
    21. End User License Agreement