ILA Podcast

Global Leadership: Research, Practice and Development

Global Leadership: Research, Practice, and Development. With Allan Bird and Joyce Osland. Innovating Leadership Co-Creating Our Future With Maureen Metcalf

Guests Allan Bird and Joyce Osland


It’s hard enough leading a small local team; imagine running a team that stretches across continents!

That’s exactly what global leaders must do. But from what motivates people to varying labor laws, cultures vary wildly around the planet, so leadership styles must adapt with them. How can a global leader do it all?

based on their research and book Global Leadership: Research, Practice and Development, guests Allan Bird and Joyce Osland have some answers. They’re specialists in researching global leadership, and their insights may surprise you!

Here’s what Allan, Joyce, and Maureen cover:

  1. How do local cultures make a unified company culture so difficult (or easier)?
  2. What is it about our international world that makes leading globally so challenging? And
  3. How do we develop leaders who are skilled in managing global changes?

Allan Bird is Senior Professor, OB/HRM at Goa Institute of Management and President of the Kozai Group. Joyce Osland is the Emerita Lucas Endowed Professor of Global Leadership Professor at San Jose State University and a former Senior Partner at the Kozai Group.

Host Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf, Founder and CEO of the Innovative Leadership Institute, is a highly sought-after expert in anticipating and leveraging future business trends to transform organizations. She has captured 30 years of experience in an award-winning series of books used by public, private, and academic organizations to align company-wide strategy, systems, and culture using Innovative Leadership techniques. 

Maureen shares her hard-won insights through public speaking, industry publications, interviews, and video presentations. She is a regular contributor to, host of the top international radio show, Innovating Leadership, Co-creating Our Future, and author of the award-winning Innovative Leadership book series. The series includes: Innovative Leadership FieldbookInnovative Leaders Guide to Transforming Organizations; Innovative Leadership Workbook for Global Leaders; and Innovative Leadership for Health Care, among others.

She is a Fellow of the International Leadership Association.

About Innovating Leadership: Co-Creating Our Future

The pace of change in the world is increasing exponentially. Leadership must evolve. And that gets to the heart of our mission: To bring you the latest thoughts on leadership so you can innovate, learn, and evolve…growing your team, your business, and yourself! This series features a new interview every week. Host Maureen Metcalf interviews world leaders, global business and NPO executives, thought leaders, and researchers in a wide range of industries. It’s a breadth of perspectives unavailable anywhere else. Become an innovative leader in your own right! 

Innovating Leadership is proud to partner with the International Leadership Association on a yearly series of episodes on global leadership with special ILA speakers, members, and guests. 

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