Global Leadership Resources

Global Leadership ResourcesThe Martin Global Leaders team is constantly scanning the world for both fresh thinking and ancient wisdom on what it takes to create outstanding leadership and cross-cultural teamwork. The quotes you see on our site draw from leaders from a diversity of cultures and eras.  To embrace our global future we must draw in the world’s collective wisdom of how humans achieve great things together.

Our mission is to support organizations that are seeking to be world-class in their field and learn the best practices and ideas from around the world, whether to be more successful in the global marketplace or in their home market.

We also aspire to contribute to the global knowledgebase about cross-cultural teamwork and leadership. In our view, this is an essential task in today’s increasingly interconnected world and global economy.

This site and page is our most frequently updated. We constantly come across new sources of wisdom and inspiration for global leaders, and we post this here.  So please check this page often.

Here are some of our recommended resources for further study on cross-cultural teamwork and global leadership:

Cross-Cultural Competence

The Lewis Model, Richard Lewis Communications; BusinessInsider Articles,

Lewis, Richard D., When Cultures Collide: Leading Across Cultures

Lewis, Richard D., When Teams Collide: Managing the International Team Successfully

Lewis, Richard D., The Cultural Imperative: Global Trends in the 21st Century

Meyer, Erin, Affiliate Professor in the Organisational Behaviour Department at INSEAD, Paris; Blog, HBR Articles,


Gundling, Ernest, and Terry Hogan and Karen Cvitkovich, What is Global Leadership?: 10 Key Behaviors that Define Great Global Leaders

Kouzes, James, and Barry Posner, The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations

Kohlrieser, George, Hostage at the Table: How Leaders Can Overcome Conflict, Influence Others, and Raise Performance

Lane, Henry W., and Martha Maznevski, Joseph J. DiStefano & George Dietz, International Management Behavior: Leading with a Global Mindset

Executive Communications

Meyers, Peter, As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Make it Stick

Strategy & Innovation

Pottruck, David S., Stacking the Deck: How to Lead Breakthrough Change Against Any Odds

Treacy, Michael, and Fred Wiersma, The Discipline of Market Leaders: Choose Your Customers, Narrow Your Focus, Dominate Your Market

Personal Excellence & Self-Development

Kluth, Andreas, Hannibal and Me: What History’s Greatest Military Strategist Can Teach Us About Success and Failure


Lencioni, Patrick, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

Corporate Lifecyles

Adizes, Ichak, Corporate Lifecycles: How and Why Corporations Grow and Die and What to Do About It

Organizational Culture

Cameron, Kim S., and Robert E. Quinn, Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture: Based on the Competing Values Framework

Schein, Edgar H., Organizational Culture and Leadership


Bridges, William, Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes

Watkins, Michael D., The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter

World Political & Economic History

Kissinger, Henry, World Order

Diamond, Jared M., Guns, Germs & Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Ferguson, Niall, The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

World Religions

Smith, Huston, The World’s Religions