Global Cosmopolitans: The Creative Edge of Difference

Hardcover | October 15, 2010

byLinda Brimm

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As globalization creates the need for leaders who transcend national borders, this book provides an insider's view of what makes them special. This is the first book to present a framework for understanding this fast-growing and influential group and it provides tools for readers to discover their own inner competitive edge.

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As globalization creates the need for leaders who transcend national borders, this book provides an insider's view of what makes them special. This is the first book to present a framework for understanding this fast-growing and influential group and it provides tools for readers to discover their own inner competitive edge.

Linda Brimm is a Professor Emeritus of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD, teaching both in the MBA and executive programs. Along with her teaching responsibilities, Dr. Brimm created and runs the psychological service for the MBA program at INSEAD. Trained as a clinical psychologist, she also works with both individuals and families a...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.68 × 6.34 × 0.94 inPublished:October 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230230784

ISBN - 13:9780230230781

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Table of Contents

Preface * The Phenomenon of Global Cosmopolitans * Defining the Creative Edge * Challenges to Creativity and Change * Bringing Invisible Competence to Light * Conclusion

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"This is a must read book for anyone interested in globalization or, more precisely, how we can develop the 'global mind.' This book should be required reading for every MBA and anyone who would claim to be a 'world citizen.'" --Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business and author of the recently published Still Surprised - A Memoir of a Life in Leadership"This book presents a whole new concept of careers and, thereby, becomes one of the most important career development books published in the last decade. If we believe in a growing globalism, then it becomes essential to understand global cosmopolitans. This book is a clear and powerful presentation of the many young men and women who make up this new population. This is a must read for managers and human resource professionals." --Ed Schein, Professor Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management"Global Cosmopolitans is a ground-breaking book that puts the spotlight on a very unique and important segment of the population, namely business leaders who embody multiple cultures and are uniquely qualified to lead in a multi-cultural global world. The book is a terrific blend of solid academic empirical and conceptual work, along with a handbook for helping global cosmopolitans reach their full potential." --Noel Tichy, Professor, University of Michigan and co-author with Warren Bennis of Judgement - How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls"Linda Brimm offers a novel and insightful investigation of the developmental experiences of people in the corporate world whose life histories cross cultures and national borders. Written in lucid and highly readable prose, this book is filled with carefully-observed stories of the people she has studied. It also considers practical means to maximize and make use of the strengths such people bring to their workplaces." --Ruthellen Josselson, Ph.D., author of Playing Pygmalion: How People Create One Another"It is important for today’s organizations that face change and diversity at their center of management challenges to understand and maximize the value that Global Cosmopolitans can contribute. Linda Brimm’s book, Global Cosmopolitans, provides the compelling frameworks and stories to address this key issue. The book is provocative and insightful. It is a must-read."--W.Chan Kim, Professor of INSEAD and Co-director of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute "Crossing cultures to communicate or do business with people whose identities are different from your own is now commonplace. If you have not yet met someone who could be identified as a global cosmopolitan, you will in due time. Linda Brimm smartly explores the complexity that exists among people whose identities and skills have been shaped by their global experiences, making this book interesting and relevant for anyone engaged in a multicultural business environment." --Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Renault-Nissan Alliance