By Ángel Cabrera

What does it take to steer an international business?

What makes being a world company chief this present day this type of advanced job? It’s greater than gaining knowledge of your wisdom of assorted geographies and cultures, notwithstanding that's crucial. yet to be successful, you need to additionally grasp the complicated frame of mind and knowledge had to lead in today’s totally globalized global. now not a simple assignment.

Enter Ángel Cabrera and Gregory Unruh. In Being Global, they pull from their wide event in addition to learn they performed on the Thunderbird college of world administration, which has been pointed out by way of the Financial Times, U.S. information and global Report, and The Economist for its authority on worldwide company. In Being Global, Cabrera and Unruh outline a brand new context for worldwide management, vividly illustrating either the demanding situations and the possibilities dealing with today’s executives. how are you going to be potent? What new talents do you have to study which will prevail? What do foreign groups do to stick hooked up whereas nonetheless generating effects on a neighborhood scale?

Being Global is written for leaders in any respect degrees in their careers—whether in vast company or small, deepest zone or government—who aspire to imagine and act globally and who want a few support getting there. Being a world citizen is simply the place to begin. Cabrera and Unruh give you the instruments and suggestions that will help you enhance even deeper management talents, to learn either you and your organization.

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P. cm. ISBN 978-1-4221-8322-9 (alk. paper) 1. Leadership—Cross-cultural studies. 2. Management—Cross-cultural studies. 3. International business enterprises—Management. 4. International trade. 5. International economic relations. I. Unruh, Gregory. II. Title. 48-1992. CONTENTS Cover Page Title Page Copyright Contents Introduction Being Global Is Not an Option. It's an Imperative Chapter 1 Global Leaders Can Be Made: Learning to Connect, Create, and Contribute Chapter 2 Global Mindset: Connecting Across Cultures Chapter 3 Global Entrepreneurship: Creating New Value Through Divergence, Convergence, and Networks Chapter 4 Global Citizenship: Contributing to Prosperity and Value for All Conclusion Being Global: A Beginning Appendix Notes Acknowledgments About the Authors INTRODUCTION Being Global Is Not an Option.

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The enterprises, organizations, and governments making strides to capitalize on opportunities and solve problems on a global scale are not leading themselves; they are led by individuals who have invested in developing the skills they need to function—even thrive—in a globalized world. Being global is a personal journey. It is about how you choose to focus your attention, spend your time, and engage your mind. The payoff for this investment is great, but it is not necessarily measured in the traditional benefits that businesses have come to promise, and business leaders have come to expect, for their performance.

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