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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 4Developing Technological Savvy

Leaders from around the world consistently express the view that technological savvy will be a key competency for the global leader of the future. One trend on this issue is clear: The younger the participant, the greater the emphasis on the importance of technological savvy. Most young future leaders cannot recall a time in their lives when there were no computers or host of digital gadgets. Many present leaders, on the other hand, still view technological savvy as something that is important for staff people but not for the line officers who run the "real" business.

Technological savvy doesn't mean that future leaders will need computer programming or Web design skills to lead their companies to success. ...

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