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Vickie Sullivan is internationally recognized as the top market strategist for thought leaders, professional speakers and B2B professional service firms. Specializing in brand and message strategies in crowded markets, she has helped thousands of talented people outsmart their competition since 1987.

Written by: Vickie Sullivan  |  August 24, 2010

Young Leaders On A Global Stage

Many of my profitable colleagues are growing their businesses abroad.  And this article from Booz Allen’s strategy+business is a great example why.  The business elite in the Middle East have embraced the next generation of leaders and have identified three qualities they need to develop:

  • a long-term outlook that builds sustainable organizations for future generations;
  • the willingness to seek new ideas and customize them for the gulf’s environment; and,
  • the awareness that their work is not only building organizations but the gulf region’s prominence on the global stage.

Here’s an idea:  instead of trying to find U.S. leaders who are willing to invest in these qualities, why not go where you are preaching to the choir?  Remember, these young leaders went to school in the U.S. and Europe, so everyone is well aware of global leadership practices.  My thinking:  there’s plenty of opportunity for those experts who are willing to get out of their U.S. comfort zone.  Best next step:  take the long-term approach and figure out how to plant seeds now.


About Vickie Sullivan

Vickie Sullivan is internationally recognized as the top market strategist for thought leaders, professional speakers and B2B professional service firms. Specializing in brand and message strategies in crowded markets, she has helped thousands of talented people outsmart their competition since 1987.