2nd Edition

Global Business Leadership

ISBN 9780415629829
Published October 14, 2013 by Routledge
336 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations

USD $68.95

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Book Description

The second edition of this bestselling textbook has been fully updated with a synopsis of the latest changes in the fields of intercultural communication and leadership development. This includes new benchmark interviews from some of the world's foremost companies; a wealth of proven guidelines, tools, and models, including Wibbeke’s own Geoleadership Model and two new chapters focusing on the influence of gender and technology on culture and leadership.

This new edition also emphasizes practical examples of individuals and organizations that have utilized the core concept of "geoleadership"—including updated research from those at the forefront of various industries, including finance, healthcare, and manufacturing. 

With contributions and endorsements from some of the most important thought leaders in leadership development and intercultural communication, this edition offers a resource for designing, delivering, and evaluating successful leadership theories and practices to both students and practitioners.

Table of Contents

1. Geoleadership Challenges  2. Culture and Leadership  3.The Principle of Care  4. The Principle of Communication  5. The Principle of Consciousness  6. The Principle of Contrasts  7. The Principle of Context  8. The Principle of Change  9. The Principle of Capability  10. Gender and Leadership  11. Technology and Leadership  12. Geoleadership and the Community

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Dr. E.S. Wibbeke is the most noted intercultural leadership guru in the world. Dr. Wibbeke spent twenty years in business leadership and management roles for Fortune 500 firms, including a decade in the Silicon Valley and is an international consultant and professor of leadership and management. Dr. Wibbeke has taught at many international institutions, including American Intercontinental University, the Thunderbird School of Global Management, University of California at Santa Cruz and the University of Liverpool, UK

Sarah McArthur is founder of *sdedit, a writing and editing firm based in San Diego, California. With nearly two decades of experience in the publishing field, Sarah has worked with such influential clients as Marshall Goldsmith and Anthony Robbins, and is co-editor of Coaching for Leadership: Writings on Leadership from the World’s Greatest Coaches and The AMA Handbook of Leadership


'In Global Business Leadership 2e¸authors Wibbeke and McArthur stretch us beyond our borders and into a reality where mastery of business, culture, and leadership is no longer a "nice-to-have," it is a "must-have"!'

Warren Bennis, Professor, University of Southern California and author of over 30 books on leadership and change. His most recent book is Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership.

'The first edition set a new standard in understanding global business leadership. The second edition creates a whole new genre with its benchmark interviews with global thought leaders.and is a must read.'

Robert Moran, Professor of Global Management, Emeritus, Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA

'The leaders of the future cannot just work in their countries alone; they must work throughout the world. Dr. Wibbeke and Sarah McArthur show us how!'

Marshall Goldsmith, million-selling author What Got You Here and Mojo

'A new door has opened for leaders at every level, in every culture, in every sector, in every country. Sarah McArthur and E.S. Wibbeke  have opened the door  to a powerful new concept of culture and leadership. The authors have delivered a new definition, a new appreciation of the global leadership challenges that lie ahead, with even greater opportunities. Global Business Leadership delivers a powerful new concept of a global workforce and cultural road map.'

Frances Hesselbein, President & CEO, The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute

'It is clear that organizations are becoming more global which will require the leaders of such organizations to be more global. This is a good review of all the considerations that such leaders will have to take into account if they are to be successful.' 

Edgar H.Schein, Professor Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA