The character of global leaders

Allen Morrison, J. Stewart Black

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Abstract

Getting global leadership right is a huge challenge for companies. Having the right leaders has an impact on not only employee attitudes towards globalization but also their engagement levels and approach to working with colleagues across borders. Because of physical distance, language, and cultural differences global leaders face a huge challenge of generating and maintaining trust throughout the organization. The keystone of trust is the character of global leaders. In this chapter, we discuss our research on the role of character in global leadership. In particular we address the challenges of demonstrating character with a particular emphasis on maintaining integrity and connecting with people with different cultural norms and expectations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Global Leadership
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Pages183-204
Number of pages22
Volume8
ISBN (Print)9781783504794
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in Global Leadership
Volume8
ISSN (Print)15351203

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Keywords

  • Character
  • Ethics
  • Globalization
  • Leaders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)

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Morrison, A., & Black, J. S. (2014). The character of global leaders. In Advances in Global Leadership (Vol. 8, pp. 183-204). (Advances in Global Leadership; Vol. 8). Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1535-120320140000008016

The character of global leaders. / Morrison, Allen; Black, J. Stewart.

Advances in Global Leadership. Vol. 8 Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2014. p. 183-204 (Advances in Global Leadership; Vol. 8).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Morrison, A & Black, JS 2014, The character of global leaders. in Advances in Global Leadership. vol. 8, Advances in Global Leadership, vol. 8, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., pp. 183-204. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1535-120320140000008016
Morrison A, Black JS. The character of global leaders. In Advances in Global Leadership. Vol. 8. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. 2014. p. 183-204. (Advances in Global Leadership). https://doi.org/10.1108/S1535-120320140000008016
Morrison, Allen ; Black, J. Stewart. / The character of global leaders. Advances in Global Leadership. Vol. 8 Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., 2014. pp. 183-204 (Advances in Global Leadership).
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