The Rise of the Global Manager



  • Many multinational organizations today have expanded the role of their global managers from the traditional expatriate model to a variety of global roles, the most common of which include the following: (1) a senior-level individual in headquarters heading a function or a product division; (2) a senior-level individual outside headquarters heading a country or region, or both; (3) a global team leader, not necessarily at a senior level, who heads a face-to-face global or virtual team; and (4) a manager, not necessarily at a senior level, who interacts with various stakeholders globally and who has the potential to make a positive impact through his/her leadership actions. Henson defines a global leader as one who influences and inspires a group of people to pursue organizational objectives while fostering individual and collective growth in a multi-cultural context characterized by significant levels of ambiguity, uncertainty, complexity, and distance.


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  1. 1.Rutgers Business SchoolNewarkUSA

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