Developing the global management team: a new paradigm of key leadership perspectives

Mika Gabrielsson*, Hannu Seristö, John Darling

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Purpose – Because of globalization, an increased focus on more effective teambuilding has become a greater priority. The purpose of this paper is to suggest and describe a new paradigm of key leadership perspectives that is of major importance and value to this effort. Design/methodology/approach This paper is based on extensive research by the authors regarding the leadership perspectives global managers consider to be of major importance in the teambuilding that has helped them achieve success. Findings The key leadership perspectives are: paradoxical thinking that nurtures understanding based upon use of both hemispheres of the brain; controlled reflecting that fosters reactions based on internal selftalk rather than external events; intentional focusing that facilitates the ability to be centered on expected outcomes; instinctive responding that cultivates the ability to recognize and use intuitive impulses; inclusive behaving that nurtures actions based upon a concern for the whole; purposeful trusting that places confidence in events and processes that accompany change; and relational being that fosters strength by maintaining positive interactions with others. Research limitations/implications This new paradigm will contribute to science within the field of global strategic management by filling the gap of developing a global leadership model. Practical implications Firms must find new and creative ways, such as the proposed new management leadership teamdevelopment paradigm, to interact with, motivate and mentor management teams to achieve the desired levels of global operations. Originality/value In this paper, a new array of leadership perspectives is presented that can appreciably impact the effectiveness of management and teambuilding in a globallybased organization.

Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalTeam Performance Management : An International Journal
Pages (from-to)308-325
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed


  • 512 Business and Management
  • Globalization
  • Leadership
  • Managers
  • Teambuilding


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