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21 Leaders for the 21st Century by Fons Trompenaars

By Fons Trompenaars

With a shopper checklist that incorporates Motorola, Daewoo, AT&T, and Volvo, Fons Trompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner are thought of today’s so much an expert, leading edge administration experts. In 21 Leaders for the twenty first Century, they faucet into the knowledge of high-performing leaders from round the globe—from Michael Dell to Richard Branson—who candidly talk about their very own perspectives and studies in examining and fixing company dilemmas. greater than only a prescriptive record of management abilities, this necessary consultant makes use of case stories, examples, charts, tables, and graphs to teach today’s company leaders the way to: Understand—and act upon—the 7 significant dilemmas of management determine significant enterprise dilemmas within the transnational neighborhood enforce recommendations for maintaining rising entrepreneurship

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Click Here for Terms of Use. qxd 10/23/01 9:00 AM Page 46 46 2 1 L E A D E R S F O R T H E 2 1 s t C E N T U R Y and the way he uses his whole body to express his rage is legendary. In contrast, one can be forgiven for imagining that Japanese executives have gone to sleep during a presentation. ” Equally unnerving are the long silences that follow your statement. These might be read as “boredom,” when in fact they are intended as evidence of thoughtful consideration. While the Japanese are highly neutral, the French, the Italians, and the Latin nations are more volatile and affective.

Global versus local” is transcended by “glocalism,” the process of modifying global rules by examining local exceptions. In Chapter 13, Dilemma 4, Sergei Kiriyenko, onetime Russian premier, confronted a Russian economy of chronic cronyism, of collusion and special deals with particular customers who used the size of their indebtedness to gain concessions. He was at that time head of NORSI oil, a major state-owned refinery. qxd 10/23/01 8:59 AM Page 28 28 2 1 L E A D E R S F O R T H E 2 1 s t C E N T U R Y by what they had promised.

They ascribe high status to those entrusted with “catching up with the West,” who are given prestigious posts in key projects. The idea is that these persons will achieve as a consequence of the trust placed in them. Achievement orientations assume that what is being tried is worth achieving, but this is not always true. Rising to the top of a criminal conspiracy engaged in racketeering is a doubtful achievement.

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