A New Time For Leadership
In today's fast changing world the challenges presented for leadership
are ever changing. Old methods are constantly changing and new leaders
must change with them. These demands for leadership are changing so
fast that there is now a lack of people to fill these positions. In
this ever changing enviroment of global business reform is now
definitely called for in doing business.
If organisations are to succeed in this changing enviroment leaders
must be skilled at using their staffs to their full potential, giving
the customer excellent care, have an ability to forsee and implement
use of technology, and not least the ability to work cross culturally.
What is needed today is leadership that are visionary.
They are first and formost dreamers. They can envision dreams and
inspire others to blossom to their full potential by encouraging them
They are able to build global trust and use our diversities to dream
beyond anything that has ever been known to man before this time.
The future CEO will be ask to balance broader social roles that
companies are being ask to play all over the world. They will be asked
to manage a diverse multicultural workforce and not the least of these
talents will the future CEO will be ask to handle the painful ethical
issues that arise out of the intersection of business and technology.
This new leader will use their understanding of trends in a dynamic
environment to craft a sound strategic direction. They will create
movement by motivating key players to overcome the obstacles they
encounter along the way. These obstacles will be many and one of the
biggest will be the CEO's themselves working with a diverse
As we step into the future all who do global business will have to
possess the ability to build alliances and business partnerships. In
the International markets there is an overriding imperative to form
alliances and partnerships. The new leader will have to be able to
form and negotiate these partnerships. They will be have to be able to
gain lower cost production through scale, and be able to know and
navigate the regulatory enviroment of foreign countries.
Keeping others focused and working as a team in an enviroment that may
be new to the leader as well as the team is especially challenging.
Being the mentor, coach, even communication can be difficult in an
environment where cultural norms, symbols and values are all Also
working where political, regulatory and business landscape can change
quickly and without warning. Keeping up with these changes as well as
motivating others in this kind of enviroment can certainly be
Leader who aspire to business leadership positions, particularly in
globalising companies, must look and assess their talents and
abilities in all the above areas. If they do not possess these
qualities they must ask themselves how they will educate themselves in
these areas. Many of these areas are not something one can obtain
through education perhaps through mentoring, but one thing is solid in
the evaluation of self for the new leadership position is it will take
great sensitivity and the ability to be flexible.
True leaders are born with a attitude of learning from others, learning as they go along, sensitivity, and respect. Their true education comes in experiences. There has always been and will always be a shortage of these kinds of leaders.
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