Is the World Really Flat? The Importance of a Global Mindset in Business
Dr. Ali Dastmalchian is President of Globe Foundation, an organization dedicated to the international study of the relationships among societal culture, leadership and organizational practices in 62 countries. In 2014, Globe released results from a groundbreaking study of 1,000 CEOs and 5,000 senior executives from 24 countries and a variety of industries. The findings reinforced the importance of CEOs to organizational outcomes, the considerable influence of culture on societal leadership expectations, and the importance of matching CEO behaviors to the leadership expectations within each society. Dr. Dastmalchian discusses this massive GLOBE study—how it provides convincing evidence as to which leadership behaviors are likely to be most successful and which should be avoided, and the implication for organizations based in Canada.