Global leadership is considered as the ability to influence people from different cultural backgrounds. Considering this thing, global leaders have a global mindset with high level of tolerance towards ambiguity while showing cultural adaptability as well as flexibility. Some characteristics of leaders are universally undesirable such as irritability, whereas some characteristics are desirable in some countries and undesirable in other countries such as compassion is more desirable in the U.S. than in France. However, global leaders are rare as reported by most of the large corporations, and programs have to be designed to develop a global mindset in leaders. In the development of global leadership, management theorists can help a lot.
Management theorist, who moves to different parts of the world, may go through strange experiences, customs, people, and ways of organizing and disorganizing. They may find them oldfashioned, stupid, and/or immoral, but they may found them working in their respective environments. After looking at these strange views and incidents, they may take novel experiences with them to their countries. In this way, great ideas travel from one country to another having strong foreign influence as, for example, some important American management theories came from Europe. They may develop novel ideas for the development of programs that can help in global leadership.
Most of the corporations of the world are considered as agents of global justice. They may work as secondary source of justice in powerful nations but may work as primary agent of justice in failed or weak nations. This is probably due to substantially different regulatory environments in different countries of the world. Nations and states that tolerate the violations of basic rights or contribute to the violations of those rights usually need the development of such institutions having both the power and legitimate authority to compensate the failures of the nation or state. In order to develop institutions or organizations having such power or legitimate authority, novel model of engaging leadership can help. In this model of leadership, a positive attitude of employees toward the organisation and its values can be developed that is good to strengthen organizations. Moreover, transformational leadership can also help in improvement of organizations through motivation of employees.
Conclusively, it can be said that global leadership can be achieved through proper management theories, and engaging and transformational leadership. These kinds of leaderships can help in improving the overall environment of nations and states.