The character of global leaders

Allen J. Morrison, J. Stewart Black

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4 Scopus citations


Getting global leadership right is a huge challenge for companies. Having the right leaders has an impact on not only employee attitudes towards globalization but also their engagement levels and approach to working with colleagues across borders. Because of physical distance, language, and cultural differences global leaders face a huge challenge of generating and maintaining trust throughout the organization. The keystone of trust is the character of global leaders. In this chapter, we discuss our research on the role of character in global leadership. In particular we address the challenges of demonstrating character with a particular emphasis on maintaining integrity and connecting with people with different cultural norms and expectations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Global Leadership
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781783504794
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in Global Leadership
ISSN (Print)1535-1203


  • Character
  • Ethics
  • Globalization
  • Leaders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Political Science and International Relations


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