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Developing global leaders is a growing priority for both global organizations and educational institutions. The need to develop global leadership competencies was prompted by the complexity resulting from globalization and the realization that today’s global problems and organizations represent new challenges for leaders. Therefore, a different and more global form of leadership is required for individuals and organizations. Beginning in the 1990s and continuing today, surveys have documented both the crucial importance of global leadership and the inadequate number of global leaders. The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Outlook identified the global leadership vacuum as the greatest challenge for 2013 and thereafter. The scarcity of global leaders is found in all sectors, including government, business, and not-for-profit.

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