Shaking the Globe: Courageous Decision-Making in a Changing World

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Wiley, Dec 23, 2008 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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We live in a highly interdependent world where 95 percent of the world's consumers live outside the U.S. Two-thirds of the world's purchasing power is also outside the U.S. Shaking the Globe guides everyone on how to absorb the world's diversity and to build upon his or her global citizenship by using the FISO Factor? skills to transform themselves from a conventional leader into a courageous one.The new dynamics of global leadership--developing different competencies, curiosity and caring--must be learned. Shaking the Globe introduces the newly developed FISO Factor? Assessment Tool that can be used to evaluate a leader's ability to both Fit In and Stand Out - the ingredients necessary for leaders to make differences in their lives. Globalization is happening with or without you. To be a leader, you must learn how to take advantage of this opportunity. In this book, you will learn:
  • How to transcend any existing biases and prepare for the new world in order to keep your business growing;
  • Strategies to develop transformational global leadership skills in order to establish beachheads for future growth opportunities; and
  • How to stimulate coordination and cooperation across national borders in order to create a lasting and rewarding relationship with people with whom you will be connected.

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Blythe J. McGarvie (Williamsburg, VA) is the founder and president of Leadership for International Finance (LIF) (www.LIFgroup.com). Blythe heads a team of experts committed to increasing clients' business performance. LIF provides strategic and financial counsel to help clients achieve near-term and long-term economic objectives and enhance corporate governance. The firm incorporates an integrated, global approach to help companies grow by maximizing the potential of three key resources: money, people and information. Ms. McGarvie serves on the boards of Accenture, Viacom Inc., The Pepsi Bottling Group Inc., Wawa Inc. and The Travelers Companies Inc.  Prior to founding her firm, Blythe was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Bic Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of convenient disposable products. Blythe is also the author of Fit In, Stand Out: Mastering the FISO Factor for Leadership Effectiveness in Business and Life (McGraw-Hill; October 2005).

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