Global leadership challenges by John R Ryan at Business Standard on 23 December 2013.

The author is the President & CEO of the Center for Creative Leadership – his company did a survey of 763 leaders in seven countries (unfortunately, Canada was not one of them).  He identified six leadership challenges:

  • Developing managerial effectiveness
  • Inspiring others
  • Developing employees
  • Leading a team
  • Guiding Change
  • Managing internal stakeholders and politics

Maybe it’s the “numbers guy” in me, but I find it surprising that how they came up with the chart figures is not well explained in the article.  If you sum up the numbers, you go from 100% in India to 123.6% in the UK, so that can’t be it.  Therefore, it seems like the respondents were given several options to choose from, and they could pick one or more “pain points”.  Perhaps this is nitpicking, but I can’t help but wonder at how the survey was designed – did it arbitrarily force people down certain paths?   In any case, the numbers in the table are interesting, and are worth a look.

We need to develop leaders that can deal with diverse situations, especially those leading global distributed teams where the challenges are different.

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