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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 14Anticipating Opportunities

The global leader of the future will have the ability to create a clear and compelling vision for his or her organization and a great capacity for communicating the vision in such a way as to inspire and stretch people beyond expectations. First, though, in order to create this vision and to lead others to a destination, the leader must anticipate the opportunities (and also the roadblocks) ahead. The leader must know which direction and which opportunities will take the company where he or she wants it to go.

The critical difference between management and leadership is reflected in the root meanings of the two words—the difference between what it means to handle things and what it means to go places. The ...

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