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Developing Global Leadership Competencies: A Process Model

Advances in Global Leadership

ISBN: 978-1-78714-699-0, eISBN: 978-1-78714-698-3

Publication date: 21 July 2017


The process of global leadership development remains a challenging theoretical problem in the field of global leadership. To help address this issue, we develop a theoretically grounded process model of global leadership competency development that addresses the dynamics involved in the adoption and enhancement of intercultural competencies associated with global leadership. We do this by integrating theoretical constructs associated with competency development from the adult learning and development, cognitive-behavior therapy, global leadership development, leadership development, organizational development, and social learning theory literatures. The resulting model includes testable propositions – a critical feature that existing global leadership development process models currently lack. Our chapter concludes with a discussion of the implications of the model for future research and practice.



Mendenhall, M.E., Weber, T.J., Arna Arnardottir, A. and Oddou, G.R. (2017), "Developing Global Leadership Competencies: A Process Model", Advances in Global Leadership (Advances in Global Leadership, Vol. 10), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 117-146.



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