Developing Global Leaders by Bob Johnson

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Most business leaders struggle mightily when transitioning from working in the U.S. or any modern country to working in Shanghai, Dubai, Nairobi or Pune. Despite organizational efforts to facilitate this transition through training and coaching, leaders often find themselves bewildered and frustrated by the unwritten and often unacknowledged cultural dictates of a given country. These leaders struggle with everything from motivating direct reports to getting deals done. They discover that their best practices have little to do with the practices that have been ingrained in societies for thousands of years. This book is written to provide inside information about working outside traditional business environments. It presents nine rules that will serve leaders well no matter where they're stationed - Asia, South America, the Middle East and elsewhere. As readers will discover, these rules are not taught in typical global leadership courses. Instead, they have emerged from the work of the authors with leading companies in foreign countries or from our efforts to coach others in all parts of the globe.

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Bob Johnson served as chief executive officer of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), a global aerospace manufacturing and services corporation. Bob previously served as chairman of Honeywell Aerospace, the world's largest supplier of aircraft engines, equipment, systems and services for commercial transport, regional, general aviation and military aircraft, until his retirement at the end of 2005. Prior to that role, he was the president and chief executive officer of Honeywell Aerospace for six years. Before that, Bob was president and chief executive officer of AlliedSignal Aerospace, and led the acquisition of Honeywell. Earlier, he was president and chief executive officer of AlliedSignal Electronic & Avionics Systems. In 2007, Johnson was named International Executive of the Year by Miami University and the Farmer School of Business. Rob Oberwise is the founder of Executive Partners, has over three decades of international business experience working with Fortune 100 and 500 firms, governments, educational systems, and not-for-profit organizations. As a recognized leadership strategist and organizational behaviorist, he has helped many individuals and organizations address significant contemporary business issues. His work with large-scale systems change in cross-cultural environments has produced valuable business results for his clients. He has advised leaders around the globe and has worked extensively with Boards of Directors. Prior to founding Executive Partners, Rob held executive management positions with American Express, Carson Pirie Scott & Co., PIP Printing International, and Xerox Corporation.
Published March 15, 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan. 240 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction