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Global Leadership to Transform the World

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 January 2015

Kyoko Seki
Affiliation:
Deep Harmony Co. Ltd.
Katherine Holt*
Affiliation:
Peakinsight LLC
*
E-mail: katherine@peakinsight.com, Address: Peakinsight LLC, PO Box 910, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Abstract

Global leadership is sorely needed to transform the world, given trends such as climate change, water scarcity, and social unrest. We need leaders with multicultural sensitivity who will face paradoxes head on, invite new voices into the dialogue, and collaborate across sector and national boundaries to find more sustainable solutions. This response addresses 3 areas that garnered the most commentaries: competency models, paradoxes, and developing global leaders. We point out several neglected perspectives, including “being” and “individual uniqueness,” along with the absence of non-Western voices in the commentary dialogue. We challenge readers to raise their consciousness and shift from enabling status quo leadership to becoming change agents.

Type
Response
Copyright
Copyright © Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2012 

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