The Five Principles of Global Leadership: How to Manage the Complexities of Global Leadership

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WestBow Press, Jun 24, 2015 - Business & Economics - 150 pages

The type of global leadership described in the five principles of this book is effective in any organization. Of course the context changes, but how you manage the context and complexities will determine the effectiveness of your leadership. Working with global organizations, I see the main obstacle to being a successful global leader is the inability to develop a clear strategy. Most of the leaders I work with have a good understanding of managing and following a task or directive, but few truly have the ability to create a strategic plan in which they identify local challenges and create global opportunities. Why do many leaders have difficulty developing into global leaders? This issue involves a good deal of complexity.

What makes global leadership so complex? Is it the cross-cultural communication or the ability to develop a global mindset? Although the answer to both questions is yes, they are not the main reasons. The complexity of global leadership is most obvious when leaders have to make strategic decisions for an organization that has a diverse background of followers and the context is filled with crisis and conflict.



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B. Jay Clark currently lives in Texas in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Jay and his wife Anne have five daughters. Jay’s background is comprised of starting companies and non-profit organizations. He has both academic and practical experience in developing global leaders in the for-profit and non-profit sectors.

From over 15 years of consulting experience in the United States and in international markets, Jay has gained valuable insights on strategy development, management challenges and practices, and leadership development. Jay founded Sun Consulting Services and managed the offices in the U.S. and Hong Kong. Under Jay’s leadership, Sun Consulting was a pioneer in China for the consulting industry by working with a state-owned oil/gas company and a large publicly traded technology company. Jay has developed a network of global partners in Asia, Africa, Europe, India, and the Middle East for Sun Consulting Services.

From his experiences of living in five countries on four different continents and working in emerging markets, Jay developed the Nextgen Global Leaders Program. This program is for corporations and non-profit organizations that are transforming into global companies and need to identify, train, and manage top talent in order to expand globally. Jay has worked with HR departments of both large and small organizations to link their corporate strategy with the leadership development program. Jay specializes in helping firms increase profits with global strategies that include Market Assessments, Market Entry, Global Channel/Distribution Management, Sourcing Products, and Investments.

Jay received his Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from Tennessee Temple University. He earned an MBA from Auburn University with a concentration in leadership, and during his graduate training, he studied at the Czech Management Center in Prague, Czech Republic. His research was on companies doing business in emerging markets. Jay received his B.S. in Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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