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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 7Creating a Shared Vision

...Leaders unleash the power of collective intelligence. They assemble extraordinary people, focus them on meaningful work, connect their wisdom, and motivate them to do great things.[1]

Formal hierarchy will always have an important role in organizations, but effective global executives of the future will need the skill to navigate outside the traditional lines of authority. They will have to work across geographic borders and across the functional boundaries and strata of the organization; they must encourage open exchange and capitalize on the ideas of everyone; and they must be able to influence peers and subordinates through the power of ideas and information as much as by position.

Influence requires much ...

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