Growing Global Executives by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid [ebook]

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Growing Global Executives by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid [ebook]

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What constrains growth for multinational corporations (MNCs) is a dearth of local talent ready for leadership roles in emerging markets. More than 75 percent of senior executives say their organization should invest in developing global leadership capabilities in local markets. To remain competitive, MNCs must distribute decision-making and problem-solving to leaders operating in growth hubs who have the knowledge and networks to seed, select, and secure vital resources on the ground. To accelerate local talent into leadership, global businesses are investing vast sums into talent development, international rotations, and cross-cultural training. The goal? To position the best and the brightest across the globe to drive value across the divides of distance and difference.


GROWING GLOBAL EXECUTIVES: THE NEW COMPETENCIES, by critically-acclaimed author Sylvia Ann Hewlett, and global workplace expert Ripa Rashid, provides a robust leadership template for multinational corporations (MNCs) seeking to globalize their top talent. With global markets shifting to the South and East, multinational companies can no longer afford to depend on ex-pat executives as local proxies. This new research, based on a 11-country study of highly qualified employees (in Brazil, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, the US, and the UK.), finds that emerging leaders are in want of two core competencies: the ability to calibrate their leadership presence to project credibility to superiors at headquarters as well as stakeholders worldwide; and the ability to unlock value from globally dispersed and culturally diverse teams through inclusive leadership. These competencies depend, in turn, on mastery of the virtual communication toolkit, in a world where leadership is increasingly exercised remotely; and on leveraging the sponsorship of senior management.

How can multinational companies unlock the innovative potential of local teams? What should be the focus of leadership development? What will it take to move more local talent into global leadership roles? GROWING GLOBAL EXECUTIVES: THE NEW COMPETENCIES examines the information and new ideas needed to fulfill unmet needs and seed growth in local marketplaces.

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THE CENTER FOR TALENT INNOVATION (CTI) is an NYC-based think tank which focuses on global talent strategies and the retention and acceleration of well-qualified labor across the divides of gender, generation, geography, and culture. CTI’s research partners now number 86 multinational corporations and organizations.

Sylvia Ann Hewlett is the founder and CEO of the Center for Talent Innovation and Hewlett Consulting Partners LLC. A Cambridge-trained economist, her research focuses on global talent management and the retention and acceleration of highly qualified women and other previously excluded groups. She is the author of 12 critically acclaimed books, including Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013). Hewlett has taught at Columbia and Princeton universities. In 2014 the European Diversity Awards honored her with
its Global Diversity Award. 

Ripa Rashid is senior vice president at the Center for Talent Innovation and managing partner at Hewlett Consulting Partners LLC. A graduate of Harvard University and INSEAD’s MBA program, Rashid spent over a decade as a management consultant and has held senior positions at MetLife and Time Warner. She is coauthor with Hewlett of Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets (Harvard Business Review Press, 2011).