Strategic Leadership: The GLOBE Study of CEO Leadership Behavior and Effectiveness Across Cultures is the third volume in a three-part series showcasing the multinational, multi-year, multi-phase research undertaken by the GLOBE team.

Selective Review of the Literature on Culture, Leadership, and Upper Echelon Theory

Selective review of the literature on culture, leadership, and upper echelon theory

Be tender as a dove and shrewd as a snake.

—Taiwan CEO

I believe that leaders should keep a certain distance from the followers. I do not put on airs, but because of the way I manage, people are all afraid of me.

—Chinese CEO

My strengths are in having a vision where we are going, looking at things strategically, willing to take risks, pushing the envelope.


To be effective, you must be able to pound the table; otherwise, no one will listen to you. If you are being familiar with your employees they are more careless and irresponsible.

—Azerbaijan CEO

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