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Global leadership is a growing field of study triggered by globalization and the increased complexity confronting leaders who work across multiple national boundaries. Since the late 1990s, surveys have repeatedly documented the critical importance of global leadership and the scarcity of global leaders in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Intercultural competence is viewed by scholars both as one of the multidisciplinary roots of global leadership and also as a key category of competencies related to this arena.

As is common with new fields, consensus has not yet been reached on a universally accepted construct definition of global leadership. A construct definition is a clear statement explaining a concept, a mental abstraction used in research. Without consensus on a construct definition, it is difficult to advance ...

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