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Global Leadership: The Next Generation by Maya Hu-Chan, Alastair Robertson, Cathy L. Greenberg, Marshall Goldsmith

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Chapter 1Emerging Trends for Global Leaders[1]

Traditional business patterns are changing as globalism spreads. Convergence is everywhere: Competitors are also suppliers, customers, and partners; industry boundaries are disappearing and global enterprises are rapidly emerging. Convergence within industries, marked by the mergers of the 1980s and 1990s, has been compounded by convergence between industries. Alliances, partnerships, and strategic outsourcing create new global models, never experienced before, which give access to the full range of skills, resources, and market offerings that success now demands.

Executive leadership models of the past provide little guidance for creating the models of the future. How will new leaders be able to ...

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