Being Global: How to Think, Act, and Lead in a Transformed by Ángel Cabrera

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By Ángel Cabrera

What does it take to steer an international business?

What makes being an international company chief this present day this kind of complicated activity? It’s greater than gaining knowledge of your wisdom of varied geographies and cultures, even though that's crucial. yet to be successful, you want to additionally grasp the advanced way of thinking and abilities had to lead in today’s totally globalized international. no longer a simple assignment.

Enter Ángel Cabrera and Gregory Unruh. In Being Global, they pull from their huge adventure in addition to study they carried out on the Thunderbird college of world administration, which has been brought up by means of the Financial Times, U.S. information and international Report, and The Economist for its authority on worldwide company. In Being Global, Cabrera and Unruh outline a brand new context for worldwide management, vividly illustrating either the demanding situations and the possibilities dealing with today’s executives. how are you going to be powerful? What new talents do you have to examine that allows you to be triumphant? What do foreign groups do to stick attached whereas nonetheless generating effects on a local scale?

Being Global is written for leaders in any respect degrees in their careers—whether in vast company or small, deepest region or government—who aspire to imagine and act globally and who want a few support getting there. Being an international citizen is simply the place to begin. Cabrera and Unruh give you the instruments and suggestions that can assist you improve even deeper management abilities, to profit either you and your organization.

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Businesses, in turn, are under increased pressure to engage in social and environmental issues related to their core activities. Across these blurred lines, global leaders bring together disparate parties with uncommon views and skills in pursuit of common goals. These linkages are particularly important, given the ways in which people working in one sector tend to ignore the effects their actions have on the others. Greenhouse gas emissions offer a case in point. When, in 2007, the European Union set the laudable goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it estimated that some reductions would come through increased use of biofuels in cars.

We start you on the path in chapter 1 with an overview of global leadership—what it is, why it is so necessary, and what characteristics global leaders possess. We then follow with three chapters that delve in detail into the three core characteristics of global leaders. In the conclusion, we highlight the ongoing work you can do to develop your global leadership skills. The key to this book, and to everything in it, is a deep belief that while you may not have been born a global leader, you can become one.

We cannot take this opportunity for granted—it is not predestined or preordained. It can be squandered and lost. Seizing the opportunity depends on this generation of existing and emerging leaders. Global Leadership Opportunities, Global Leadership Challenges Globalization benefits have been distributed unevenly. International commerce has consequences that are not always positive—many people have been excluded from global trade networks, and the very act of trade puts a burden on limited natural resources and the climate.

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