Tips for Nurturing Global Leadership Talent: Diversity Management
Despite anti-globalization rhetoric to the contrary, cross-border work is increasing, and multinationals are struggling not only to prepare their employees for global leadership responsibilities but to fill the number of international assignments available. Brexit is only the latest excuse for mobility and talent management to be at the top of the CEO agenda. For companies with limited experience in this area, the risks are multiplied. However, there are also great opportunities. This article -- based on the author's research on global work, talent retention and cross-cultural management -- recommends how to nurture global leadership in three talent functions: hiring and promotion; development; and socialization. With practical tips and company examples, he shows that, with the right mindset, executives can rise to today's global leadership challenge.