Global Leadership and Diversity


  • Maryam Hassanzadeh
  • Abu Daud Silong
  • Azizan Asmuni
  • Nor Wahiza Abd Wahat


The emergence of globalization and diversity brings out new demands for leaders. They should become global leaders who develop new skills and abilities to lead in multicultural environments. This paper discusses how to develop global leadership with a different set of competencies in diverse situations. After reviewing the related literature, the researchers conclude that the diverse environments such as multiculturalism have a significant influence on the development of global leadership. This paper is based on a research conducted using a qualitative method involving in-depth interviews of selected participants. The data collected is transcribed verbatim and categorized into themes. The research will attempt to answer the questions: 1) What is global leadership? 2) What are the competencies needed by global leaders to lead in diversity? 3) How are these competencies developed for global leaders? Based on the findings recommendations are put forward to improve the effectiveness of global leadership.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2015.v5n3p161


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Hassanzadeh, M., Silong, A. D., Asmuni, A., & Abd Wahat, N. W. (2015). Global Leadership and Diversity. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 5(3), 161. Retrieved from