Two major trends have shaped the international business field over the past decade: globalization and the quest for responsible leadership. Yet, what are the qualities that predispose business leaders to act responsibly in an increasingly complex, interlinked world, and thus to meet new social, environmental, and political responsibilities? How can organizations develop these qualities in their current and future leaders? In this chapter, we provide tentative answers to both questions by fleshing out some of the qualities global leaders need to succeed in a connected world and by comparing three innovative executive development programs that use international service learning assignments as a way to instill these qualities in their executives. These programs are PricewaterhouseCoopers┐ Ulysses Program, Pfizer┐s Global Health Fellows Program, and IBM┐s Corporate Service Corps.

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Maak, Thomas; Pless, Nicola; Borecka , Marketa

Developing responsible global leaders

06/2014
Two major trends have shaped the international business field over the past decade: globalization and the quest for responsible leadership. Yet, what are the qualities that predispose business leaders to act responsibly in an increasingly complex, interlinked world, and thus to meet new social, environmental, and political responsibilities? How can organizations develop these qualities in their current and future leaders? In this chapter, we provide tentative answers to both questions by fleshing out some of the qualities global leaders need to succeed in a connected world and by comparing three innovative executive development programs that use international service learning assignments as a way to instill these qualities in their executives. These programs are PricewaterhouseCoopers┐ Ulysses Program, Pfizer┐s Global Health Fellows Program, and IBM┐s Corporate Service Corps.
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Developing responsible global leaders
Maak, Thomas; Pless, Nicola; Borecka , Marketa
Advances in Global Leadership (Book series)
Vol. 8, n║ 1, 06/2014, p. 339 - 364

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