From the Back Cover
The follow-up to Marshall Goldsmith's 500,000-copy bestseller "The Leader of the Future, " "Global Leadership: The Next Generation" systematically identifies what tomorrow's leaders will need to know, do and believe in order to successfully lead the global enterprise of the future.
Drawing on the results of an extraordinary 2-year Accenture study of emerging business leaders, this book shows why the skills of today's global leaders won't be enough--and why tomorrow's leaders won't resemble today's. Goldsmith and his co-authors first identify five new "factors of leadership" and their implications: global thinking, appreciation of diversity, technological savvy, a willingness to partner and an openness to sharing leadership. They explain what it will mean to lead in an era where intellectual capital is the dominant source of value; how to lead people whose backgrounds and values may be radically dissimilar from yours; and why achieving personal self-mastery is now a fundamental prerequisite for leading others.
From the evolution of "federated," semi-autonomous organizational structures to the personal leadership challenges now arising from globalism, this book offers unprecedented insights into the new challenges of leadership--and what it will take to meet them.
About the Author
Marshall Goldsmith is one of the world's foremost authorities in helping leaders achieve positive, measurable change. Ranked a Wall Street Journal "Top 10" executive development consultant and profiled by The New Yorker, he is one of an elite few that has worked with over 50 CEOs. He co-founded the Alliance for Strategic Leadership, a leading US provider of customized leadership development, and designed the Leader of the Future Process for developing leaders consistent with an organization's vision and values. He co-edited The Leader of the Future, The Organization of the Future and The Community of the Future; and authored The Many Facets of Leadership (Financial Times Prentice Hall).