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Global Leaders for the Twenty-First Century
     

Global Leaders for the Twenty-First Century

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by Michael J. Marquardt, Nancy O. Berger
 

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ISBN-10: 079144662X

ISBN-13: 9780791446621

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Identifies eight new competencies that will be required by twenty-first century leaders, and profiles twelve up-and-coming leaders who exemplify them.

New times demand new kinds of leaders. In a technological workplace which may be more virtual than physical, where bytes of information and cyberspace need to be managed more than people, leaders will have

Overview

Identifies eight new competencies that will be required by twenty-first century leaders, and profiles twelve up-and-coming leaders who exemplify them.

New times demand new kinds of leaders. In a technological workplace which may be more virtual than physical, where bytes of information and cyberspace need to be managed more than people, leaders will have to thrive amidst high chaos and continuous change. Global Leaders for the Twenty-First Century profiles twelve such leaders from business and government and discusses eight key attributes necessary for successful leadership in the future.

Based upon extensive research and experiences with top leaders from around the world, the authors have identified the eight critical competencies needed by twenty-first century leaders: (1) a global mindset, (2) learning and teaching skills, (3) a servant-steward relationship to one’s organization, (4) systems thinking, (5) spirituality and a concern for ethics, (6) a willingness to embrace new technologies, (7) innovation and risk-taking, and (8) vision-building.

Twelve of the top up-and-coming leaders from around the world who possess these attributes are profiled. They include the Fortune magazine’s first two Asian leaders of the year (CEOs Nobuyuki Idei of Sony and Cheong Choong Kong of Singapore Airlines), two highly acclaimed political leaders (President Mary McAleese of Ireland and United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan), the leading lights in the technology field (CEOs Jorma Ollila of Nokia in Finland and John Chambers of Cisco Systems in the United States), pioneer leaders for women (Carol Bartz, CEO of AutoDesk) and minorities (Ken Chenault, CEO-designate of American Express), the world’s most innovative leader (Ricardo Semler, owner of Semco in Brazil), a leader in recognizing the importance of community service and employee partnership (Henry Carris, Carris Community of Companies), the director of one of the top executive development programs in the world (Felipe Alfonso, Asian Institute of Management), and a radical new thinker in the energy field (John Browne, CEO of BP Amoco).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791446621
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
SUNY series in Management-Communication Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. A New Century Requires New Types of Leaders

2. Attributes and Competencies of the Twenty-First Century Global Leader

3. John Chambers: Leading Cisco Systems, the World’s Largest Unknown Company

4. Ricardo Semler: Semco and the World’s Leading Maverick

5. Kofi Annan: Leading the United Nations into the Twenty-First Century

6. John Browne: Energizing BP Amoco toward World-Class Status

7. Carol Bartz: Taking AutoDesk to the Top

8. Felipe Alfonso: Visionary Director of the Asian Institute of Management
by Rowena Figueroa

9. Ken Chenault: Designated Leader for Guiding American Express in the Twenty-First Century

10. Mary McAleese: Leading Ireland toward Peace and Prosperity

11. Cheong Choong Kong: Flying High with Singapore Airlines

12. William Carris: Servant Leader of the Carris Community of Companies
by William S. Brown

13. Nobuyuki Idei: Bridging Electronics and Entertainment at Sony

14. Jorma Ollila: Taking Nokia from the Twilight to the Leading Light in Telecommunications

15. Problems, Pathways, and Prospects for Twenty-First Century Global Leaders

References

Index

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Global Leaders for the Twenty-First Century 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A terrrific book on 12 leaders from around the world!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book does a great job of identifying the eight skills needed by leaders in the 21st century and then cites 12 of the best - Ollila of Nokia, Chambers of Cisco Systems, Browne of BP, Idei of Sony, Chenault of America Express, Cheong of Singapore Airlines, Annan of the United Nations, Semler of Semco, McAlesse of Ireland, Caris of Caris Companies, Bartz of AutoDesk, and Alfonso of Asian Institute of Management.