Leadership Trends You Must Know: Globalization

How and why is leadership changing and what does it take to be a successful leader?

To answer this question I spoke with over 140 CEOs around the world from organizations like Best Buy, Accor, Oracle, Verizon, KPMG, Unilever, Audi, and many others.

These CEOs collectively identified 6 trends which are shaping leadership, both today and in the future. If you want to download a copy of the PDF which features all 6 of these trends you can do that here.

With increased connectivity and technology, the world becomes smaller and smaller. Whereas companies used to be able to operate independently from the rest of the world, in the future there is no such thing as a local or regional company — all organizations are global organizations because they have the potential to reach international audiences and hire employees from around the world.

Globalization brings great opportunities to reach new audiences and tap into new talent, but it also comes with challenges. Future leaders need to embrace globalization while also understanding the complex geopolitical issues at play. Leaders need to be global citizens who appreciate different cultures and know how to communicate across cultural and language barriers. Leaders need to understand cultures and pay attention to what is happening around the world. They can no longer lead on an island but must understand and likely get involved with global issues and cultures.

What you can do now:

  • Pay attention to the world around you. Read the news and know what is happening in other industries and countries. Talk to people from other parts of the world to learn about their cultures and beliefs.
  • Prepare your employees to potentially work with customers and colleagues from around the world.
  • Become a global citizen. That doesn’t mean you have to live somewhere else in the world, but it does mean you need to be able to lead in different situations by learning and listening to people from different cultures and backgrounds.

“The world is simultaneously becoming more global due to digital technologies and infrastructures, and more local, with a strong comeback of regional specificities where a good knowledge of local culture is a crucial condition for success. Consequently, the leaders of companies have to deal with these two opposing trends.” –Pierre-André de Chalendar, CEO of Saint Gobain

Understanding these six trends is crucial to becoming a future-ready leader. The world of work is constantly changing, but if you can identify the changing parts, you can prepare to lead in a rapidly evolving world.

There are 6 trends that are transforming leadership forever do you know what they are and are you ready for them? Download the PDF to learn what these 6 trends are and what you should be doing about each one of them. These are crucial for your leadership and career development in the future of work!





4x Best-Selling Author, Speaker, & Futurist. Founder of FutureOfWorkUniversity.com. Exploring Leadership, Employee Experience, & The Future of Work

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Jacob Morgan

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4x Best-Selling Author, Speaker, & Futurist. Founder of FutureOfWorkUniversity.com. Exploring Leadership, Employee Experience, & The Future of Work

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