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The importance of global leaders

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Develop Global Leaders, or Risk Going Extinct

In today’s globalized world, companies need leaders with strong adaptability and cultural empathy, to drive growth through an adaptive company culture and strategy.

In this article, Lawrence Allen from Heidrick & Struggles puts together the opinion of several professionals and scholars regarding the challenge of being a global executive in the 21st century.

It explains the organization of Nestlé, which has 97% of its business outside Switzerland, and shares some findings from Linda Sharkey, former senior GE and Hewlett-Packard Human Resources leader, and co-author of “Winning with Transglobal Leadership, How to find and develop top global talent to build world-class organizations” .

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