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Global Business Leadership / Edition 1

Global Business Leadership / Edition 1

by E.S. Wibbeke, Sarah McArthur


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The second edition of this bestselling textbook has been fully updated with a synopsis of the latest changes in the fields of intercultural communication and leadership development. This includes new benchmark interviews from some of the world's foremost companies; a wealth of proven guidelines, tools, and models, including Wibbeke’s own Geoleadership Model and two new chapters focusing on the influence of gender and technology on culture and leadership.

This new edition also emphasizes practical examples of individuals and organizations that have utilized the core concept of "geoleadership"—including updated research from those at the forefront of various industries, including finance, healthcare, and manufacturing.

With contributions and endorsements from some of the most important thought leaders in leadership development and intercultural communication, this edition offers a resource for designing, delivering, and evaluating successful leadership theories and practices to both students and practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750684088
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/12/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr. E.S. Wibbeke is the most noted intercultural leadership guru in the world. Dr. Wibbeke spent twenty years in business leadership and management roles for Fortune 500 firms, including a decade in the Silicon Valley and is an international consultant and professor of leadership and management. Dr. Wibbeke has taught at many international institutions, including American Intercontinental University, the Thunderbird School of Global Management, University of California at Santa Cruz and the University of Liverpool, UK

Sarah McArthur is founder of *sdedit, a writing and editing firm based in San Diego, California. With nearly two decades of experience in the publishing field, Sarah has worked with such influential clients as Marshall Goldsmith and Anthony Robbins, and is co-editor of Coaching for Leadership: Writings on Leadership from the World’s Greatest Coaches and The AMA Handbook of Leadership

Table of Contents

1. Geoleadership Challenges 2. Culture and Leadership 3.The Principle of Care 4. The Principle of Communication 5. The Principle of Consciousness 6. The Principle of Contrasts 7. The Principle of Context 8. The Principle of Change 9. The Principle of Capability 10. Gender and Leadership 11. Technology and Leadership 12. Geoleadership and the Community

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book, critical to effective leadership in this borderless world, begins with this truism: ¿The greatest challenge facing leaders in this era of globalization is working effectively through cultural barriers to achieve business goals and objectives.¿ Simply said, but not simply done. As an international businessman with over forty years of success in Asia, Europe, and most recently in Russia, I can vouch for the critical importance of this rather intangible challenge to the businessman¿s success abroad. And that goes for the American in China or the Indian in Russia, or the Brazilian in the U.S. Technology has both accelerated and exasperated the issue. What Dr. Wibbeke accomplishes in this book is both simply put, and also well based and documented on the experience of many others. The author breaks the challenge in to five categories: Change, Capability, Care, Communications, Consciousness, Context, and Contrasts, leading to an interculturally competent leader. This helps separate and identify the solutions. At the end of each chapter there is a summary called ¿The Bottom Line¿¿ I like that. This book is written for all of us, certainly the international business man or anyone working outside his or her native borders. It is also a valuable text book for the university business school with good case studies, such as one on eBay in Japan. This book is indispensable, stating both the problems and the solutions.

Frederick R. Andresen, Author, ¿Walking on Ice, An American Businessman in Russia.¿