Do people in different countries and cultures look for the same qualities in their leaders as people do in the United States? Asked another way, are qualities of effective leadership universal or do they vary by culture? This is one consideration addressed in this, the final week in your course. A second consideration has to do with leadership in a global society and what it takes to lead in a country where the borders are permeable and/or leaders’ decisions affect people well beyond their boundaries. This phenomenon might be called global leadership. And a final concern: What do you think leaders of the future might look like? Do you think that the information you learned throughout this course will be relevant for leaders 10 or 50 years down the road? This final week, you entertain these considerations and concerns: leadership in different cultures, leadership in a global society, and leaders of the future. You also revisit the thoughts you had about leadership when you first began this course.
By the end of this week, you should be able to:
Please proceed to the Learning Resources.
Please read and view (where applicable) the following Learning Resources before you complete this week’s assignments.
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With these Learning Resources in mind, please proceed to the Discussion.
Discussion 2 – Week 6 COLLAPSE
Leaders of the Future
Leaders have existed since the beginning of history. Leaders from the past and their experiences help inform leadership in the present, and current leadership prepares leaders for the future. Although you probably cannot accurately predict the future, you can consider issues and trends that are likely to influence leadership in the coming decades. The assigned article, “Leadership Development: Past, Present, and Future,” describes issues that influence the future of leadership. Additionally, the Center for Creative Leadership polled executives to ascertain trends in leadership; they report the findings in the article, “10 Trends: A Study of Senior Executives’ View on the Future.”
To prepare for this Discussion:
With these thoughts in mind:
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