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Developing a global mindset: Ford’s road to effective leadership

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 7 October 2014




This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.


This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.


Succeeding in business often depends on having an outstanding leader at the helm. In these days, where many firms compete on an increasingly global scale, leadership has become even more important. Leading in a global context represents a step into the unknown. Unique challenges, different priorities, greater diversity of stakeholders and broader responsibilities are the norm. And that is not all. Those in charge of projects will typically have less direct authority and only limited information about the market they are operating in. Being a leader in unfamiliar territory is clearly not for the faint-hearted.

Practical implications

The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.


The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.



(2014), "Developing a global mindset: Ford’s road to effective leadership", Strategic Direction, Vol. 30 No. 11, pp. 25-27.



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