Chapter 9Leading from Your Own CenterIntegrating Your Own Heritage, Present Awareness, and a Vision for the Future

The Next Level: What's Missing?

If we forge ahead in this new global century—as organizations or as individuals—with the intent to maintain existing power structures, then we will probably fare poorly. The shifting economic center requires all of us to shift fundamentally with it, toward a reality we still need to define. A new generation of leaders is beginning to wield greater influence in global organizations and will eventually influence the nature of global leadership itself. The critical shift most companies need to make at this juncture involves determining how to position these future leaders in a way that enables them to define leadership on their own terms and thereby to transform the organization.

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