" In phase 2, the GLOBE researches set out to discover which, if any, attributes of leadership were universally liked or disliked. They surveyed 17,000 middle managers working for 951 organizations across 62 countries ... Visionary and inspirational charismatic leaders who are good team builders generally do the best. On the other hand, self-centered leaders seen as loners or face-savers generally receive a poor reception worldwide" (Kreitner 109).
In our ongoing quest towards globalization, it is appropriate to understand what works for everyone on a larger scale so that we can work together accordingly.
In the article, "Globalization is What We Make of It: Contemporary Globalization Theory and the Future Construction of Global Interconnection," Brown focuses on trying to provide a new answer to whether or not globalization is good or bad. Through series of examples regarding the past, Brown mentions that it has not worked in the past because people were trying too hard to highlight one single trend or example to live by. He suggests that we move away from that singular thinking and adopt a more pluralistic thinking of life and acceptance.
Though we may agree on a certain type of leadership quality, it does not necessarily mean that we would agree on a single leader who quote on quote " is charismatic or inspirational." Having that one leader could just lead us back to a dictatorship. When you think about it, globalization is more than just leadership or management skills. It is about an interconnectedness between mankind; globalization is what we make of it (Brown).
Source: Brown, Garrett Wallace. "Globalization is What We Make of It: Contemporary Globalization Theory and the Future Construction of Global Interconnection." Political Studies Review 6.1 (2008): 42-53. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 1 Feb. 2010.