Volume 6 of "Advances in Global Leadership" includes timely and impactful chapters on various concepts and processes associated with leading across cultures and other boundaries. In these times of accelerating complexity and global inter-connectedness, a deeper understanding of the multiple contextual, organizational, and individual variables and processes associated effective international leadership is ever more important. This Volume, drawing on authors from many different cultures and contexts, contributes to bridging and integrating conceptual and practitioner perspectives in pursuing this deeper understanding. Volume 6 includes chapters on: global mindset; leading innovation across cultures; virtual team leadership; leading sustainability; leader and expert selection; organizational culture across cultures and contexts; the future of corporate leadership development processes and practices; proactive leadership; and, coaching. Academics, management and leadership development professionals, consultants, coaches, leaders and would-be-leaders will be informed by the chapters in this Volume.
I admire the fact that Advances in Global Leadership is meeting its goal of giving voice to non-Western as well as Western authors and is offering interesting and useful chapters from both practitioners and academics. Volume 6 continues this valued contribution toward a better understanding of leading across bordersA".Anne S. Tsui, Ph.D. Motorola Professor of International Management,Arizona State University In my leadership role covering many developing markets in Asia Pacific, The Middle East, Africa and the Americas, I continuously see the need for talent that can lead across culture and other boundaries. The Advances in Global Leadership series provides me with valuable insights into global leadership. In Volume 6, I found the chapters on Global Mindset, leading innovation across cultures, sustainablity and social networking to be particularly valuableA". Frank Rexach, Vice President & General Manager,Asia Pacific, The Middle East, Africa and Latin America As both an academic and practitioner, I find the selection of papers and content in Advances in Global Leadership to be of tremendous value. They are helpful in various settings - whether teaching my MBA students in the U.S. or China, or with my corporate clients in various parts of the world. Volume 6 continues this excellent cross-cultural learning for those of us involved in developing international leadersA". Roman Henson, Ph.D.International MBA Executive Faculty, Rutgers University As a co-editor and contributor to earlier volumes in this series, I appreciate the Volume 6 continuation of blending conceptual, empirical and practitioner perspectives from both Western and non-Western authors. It is only by looking through all these lenses that we can hope to understand the challenges of leading across boundariesA". Morgan W. McCall, Jr., Ph.D. Professor of Management and Organization, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California