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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 2Thinking Globally

We stand on a precipice, stepping into a new era, a time of enormous change and uncertainty characterized by the emergence of the first truly borderless, interconnected global economy. It's the world's youngest economy, fueled by the spread of free markets and democracy around the world.[1]

In the past, the ability of an executive leader to think, understand, and work within the global environment was not nearly as important as it is today. This need for a relatively new set of characteristics has been brought to the forefront by the dramatic increases in global trade and integrated global technology, such as e-commerce. This is not confined to leaders who work within the global environment. Domestic, "networked" leaders, ...

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