|1||Introduction: A World of Possibilities||1|
|2||What Is a Global Executive?||19|
|3||Global Journeys: The Lives of Global Executives||41|
|4||The Lessons of International Experience||77|
|5||Experiences That Teach Global Executives||107|
|6||Making Sense of Culture||129|
|7||When Things Go Wrong||153|
|8||Developing Global Executives: The Organization's Role||171|
|9||Building a Global Career: The Individual's Part||197|
|Appendix A||Interview Questions||219|
|Appendix C||Supplementary Tables||227|
|About the Authors||259|
Developing Global Executives: The Lessons of International Experienceby Morgan W. McCall, George P. Hollenbeck
Pub. Date: 01/16/2002
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
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In our borderless global economy, companies must ship their executives nearly as far and wide as their products. Whether these far-flung executives soar or land with a thud may make all the difference between a successful international enterprise or a world-class failure -- and it is this crucial difference that Developing Global Executives defines.
Based on a wide-ranging study of veteran global executives, leadership development experts Morgan W. McCall, Jr. and George P. Hollenbeck reveal what it takes for organizations to groom, and individuals to become, successful international executives. The answer sounds deceptively simple: People learn to "be global" from doing global work. But therein lies a tricky distinction -- what specific types of career experiences are the ones that prepare global leaders for their roles? To what extent can individuals seek out -- and companies help orchestrate -- these experiences?
In Developing Global Executives, leading global executives help answer these questions. Through their candid, rich, and varied stories, readers learn who global executives are, what distinguishes them from domestic leaders, and which experiences have been most critical to mastering their extremely demanding careers.
In addition, these "lessons from the field" underscore the key requirements and challenges of effective leadership in a global environment: from the importance of continuous learning and the crucial role of mentors to the difficulties in overcoming "culture shock" and the warning signs of potential derailment. Practical and far-sighted, this book offers a wealth of firsthand insights for aspiring and current international executives and the organizations that employ them.
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