Tag Archives: Global leadership

  • Eight Strategies for Grooming Global Leaders

    Posted on March 15, 2017 by FMI Corporation

    Today’s global engineering and construction (E&C) industry is changing rapidly. Barriers to global trade have been reduced significantly, enabling capital, labor, goods and technology to flow freely across borders. This has increased business opportunities exponentially across the globe. However, globalization has also vastly increased the complexity of the E&C business environment. Changing customer demands and new funding mechanisms are driving industry players to diversify and seek mergers and acquisitions in new markets around the world to gain access to new expertise and project opportunities. This new global context presents unique leadership development challenges for companies in the construction and engineering fields. Grooming leaders who can look beyond traditional, domestic borders and adopt a global mindset takes time and requires an entirely new learning approach.

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    This post was posted in Center for Strategic Leadership, Talent Development and was tagged with Global leadership, globalization, Operational excellence, construction blog, construction global, global construction

  • Leading in a Global Market

    Posted on October 18, 2011 by FMI Corporation

    Leading in a Global Market By Kim Morton The idea of globalization is not new. The world has been called anything from “flat” to “spiky” and many A/E/C firms have had an international scope for decades. Most leaders today are aware of the term globalization, but have not figured out an effective way to compete with international A/E/C firms competing for bids within the U.S. While global expansion is not ideal for many firms regardless of their size or location, organizations must understand how the factors associated with globalization will affect business. Traditional approaches to leadership development and long-term strategic planning are no longer effective in the constantly changing A/E/C industry, making it vital for leaders to be aware of the implications of their new environment.

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    This post was posted in Center for Strategic Leadership and was tagged with construction industry blog, A/E/C blog, FMI Corporation, leadership in A/E/C industry, Global leadership, strategic planning

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