Human tendency. Its always inspired by role models.....We are lead by examples.
We need leadership, because someone has got to set the course and steer the ship.
You need leadership because the world is becoming one and you need leaders who can bring us all together to work as a team.
Leadership do not limit as a good orator or motivator or team builder, but Leadership is a Visionary. A visionary can take a lead and make the mission tall and rooted. There is a desperate need of Leaders in the era of Globalization. Presently, things are very chaotic and directionless based on grabbing the resources and exploiting the population thru violence, corruption and deception.
The best at what they do are arguably gold medal winners from the Olympics. On that day, at that time, they are the best in the world. The common denominator of every gold medal winner in history....they have a coach.
Without leadership, you'll wind up with too many cooks in the kitchen all fighting for the same oven. Not a good way to teach, train or motivate. Like it or not, businesses are run by humans and they need leadership to guide them. Always has been, always will be the need for quality leadership.
regardless of 1st, 2nd or 3rd world countries, developed or developing economies, the world is crying out for genuine, authentic leadership. I've worked with thousands of people all over the world, been involved in projects in the slums in 3rd world countries, to working with CEO's and leaders on WallStreet, to the UK Armed Forces and British politics and I can say with 100% conviction that leadership is the MOST needed skill and most important attribute in business and in life.
You seem to have an unstated premise that leadership is used to separate one group from another (hence your question about the need for it in light of globalization). Leadership is for people. People need to have someone helping keep groups working well together, and the larger the group, the more levels of leadership are helpful. Even if we globalized completely (one world state, for example) there would still be a need for multiple levels of leadership, so that every person has a leader that understands their challenges and needs.
Diversity and movement of manufacturing facilities to different countries are two of the reasons why we need global leaders today. Speaking only English is not enough people must be able to communicate indifferent languages at all times.
Ismael F. Campero
Rajani. If you are working or have a plan for working in the globalization situation, you would find your own answer. Leadership and challenges are even more important than before. More competitive and challenging marketing and products and more aggressive leadership along with strong marketing strategies are needed. Leadership and culture understanding is more important than ever before. Pradeep Berry
Hi Rajani, there is a great difference between Globalization and Standardization.
Reading through so of your comments, I am wondering if you are considering.
They are the same.
You are now in a global city. we have moved away some years ago from a global village. (a village tends to be self sufficient, while a city relies not only on it self but on getting things from others.
You will never never get a global Standardized business leadership.
You may get a one world government, of finance, but not leadership.
Why you may ask?
I would reply by stating,
a) Cultural differences,
b) The way business is conducted.
Both of these require very different leadership styles, structures and outcomes,
For instance in India, every thing seems to be in a state of organised chaos, and then at the last minuet it all comes together.
In Japan, discussions often start on the lower levels of management, and work there way up through approvals, sometimes this is a very long process.
So what works in one country will not work in another.
However each one works well for that country.
Yes there are standardization in areas of finance. But not in Law.
How do you get better leaders. Education. Will you every get globalization / standardization in leadership I would say extremely unlikely, we are too diversified.