This text brings together two strands of thinking to build a model of seven major dilemmas that leaders face in the new era of business. Using this model as a framework, the authors interviewed 21 world-renowned leaders who candidly shared their own experiences on how to manage major business dilemmas in an increasingly diverse market. "21 Leaders of the 21st Century" taps into the wisdom of high-performing leaders from all over the globe, such as Michael Dell of Dell Computers (USA), Richard Branson of Virgin (England) and Karel Vuursteen of Heineken (Netherlands). Rather than a prescriptive list of leadership skills, this guide provides a global road-map to predicting effective leadership behaviours in any international organization. The authors evaluate successful leadership in terms of dilemma reconciliation through the experiences of world-class leaders. Each chapter begins with the insights and anecdotes of three visionary leaders and follows with an analysis of the main dilemma reconciled and how it was solved.
With this guide, business leaders can learn how to: identify major business dilemmas in the trans-national business community; understand the signalling function of dilemmas for strategizing; frame dilemmas for deeper insight into action; practise the art of through-through thinking; and implement strategies for sustaining emerging trans-national entrepreneurship.