Kreitner, Robert. Organizational Behavior. 9th ed. Vol. 1. New York: McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2010.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Chapter 4 discusses leadership attributes universally liked and disliked across 62 nations. The liked attributes are important to maintain for those people who work in international organizational leadership roles. Preparing employees for international work is of utmost importance in regards to management and leadership roles. GLOBE researchers defined leadership as "the ability of an individual to influence, motivate, and enable others to contribute toward the effectiveness and success of the organizations of which they are members." If training can create effective global leaders, it should be much more hard pressed among corporations sending members abroad. Expatriates success rate is still less than 70% according to a recent study, and by improving training for corporate employees, successful leaders in this field can be molded.