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Developing Successful Global Leaders


Many corporations want and need leaders who can help them compete successfully in today’s global environment, but knowing this and doing something about it are two different things, a point clearly made in our 2010 CMC/AMA/i4cp Developing Successful Global Leaders Study. In 2010, Canadian Management Centre along with our affiliates at American Management Association (AMA) commissioned the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) to study what high-performance organizations are doing differently and how workforce improvements have bottom-line impact.

The good news: those who do have these programs may be enjoying performance-related benefits. This Study finds a significant statistical correlation between the degree to which respondents said their organizations have these initiatives and the degree to which they reported that their companies enjoyed improved market performance.

Inside you will find 14 key findings; including:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving, change management, and leading cross-cultural teams are the most widely taught global leadership competencies.
  • It pays to involve senior executives in leadership development programs. Their most significant contribution is in the communication surrounding the program and in establishing business results needed for the program.
  • About two-thirds of survey respondents said that they are using outside vendors, suppliers, and/or other experts to aid in the creation and implementation of a global leadership program. When organizations contract with outside specialists, they are looking for subject matter expertise and a proven ability to execute first and foremost. The program components that are in most demand from outside experts are the ability to develop courses, provide instructors, and evaluate the success of the program.  

Research and White Papers


  • "  Very good course, strongly recommend to others  "

    Wayne Adams
    ISC – Information Services Corporation

  • "  I have learned how to be effective at leading my first meeting with my staff: communication, motivation and decision-making.  "

  • "  I like how the instructor related real stories and situations to the material being taught.  "

  • "  Most importantly, the course gave an overview of the role project management has within an organization. It provided ideas of how to breakdown a project into bite-sized steps.  "

  • "  An exceptional course. The course was very well coordinated. The social activities were well placed during the week to help facilitate networking ...  "

    Ken Budzak
    ISC - Information Services Corporation

  • "  The one thing I liked best about the course was the amount of information I had learned in only two days!  "

  • "  Very practical & timely course – Great instructor!  "

    Wendy Watson
    Point Inc.

  • "  Simply put – Excellent  "

    Carmen Leibel
    ISC – Information Services Corporation

  • "  Excellent program, would consider my direct reports for this program.  "

    John Montgomery
    Volvo Trucks Canada Inc.

  • "  I thought that we had a perfect size for a course such as this. There were twelve in attendance, and it made for a very good rapport with one another.  "