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One of the first things organizations needed to know to find and develop global leaders was the answer to the this question:  “What are the most important competencies or skills that are necessary for success as a global leader?” It turned out there were quite a few, and that they could be roughly divided into two domains: “technical/professional competencies and skills” and “competencies associated with connecting and relating with people who differ culturally” from the leader. I have focused mainly on conducting research about the latter dimension of global leadership, and below are a list of publications and presentations that address the intercultural competencies that are associated with global leadership:

Stevens, M.J., Bird, A., Mendenhall, M.E., & Oddou, G. (2014). Measuring global leader intercultural competency: Development and validation of the Global Competencies Inventory (GCI). In J. Osland, M. Li, & Y. Wang (eds.). Advances in Global Leadership, Volume 8,Bingley, UK: Emerald, pp. 99-138.

Mendenhall, M.E., Osland, J., Bird, A., Oddou, G., Maznevski, M., Stevens, M.J., & Stahl, G.K. (2013). Global leadership: Research, practice, and development. (2nd edition). London: Routledge.  Available Here  Video

Stevens, M.J., Bird, A., Mendenhall, M.E., & Oddou, G. (2014). Measuring global leader intercultural competency: Development and validation of the Global Competencies Inventory (GCI). In J. Osland, M. Li, & Y. Wang (eds.). Advances in Global Leadership, Volume 8, Bingley, UK: Emerald, pp. 99-138.

Mendenhall, M.E., & Bird, A. (2013). In search of global leadership. Organizational Dynamics, 42: 167-174.  Available Here

Miska, C., Stahl, G.K., & Mendenhall, M.E. (2013). Intercultural competencies as antecedents of responsible global leadership. European Journal of International Management. 7(5): 550-569.

Bird, A., Mendenhall, M.E., Stevens, M.J., Oddou, G. (2010). Defining the content domain of intercultural competence for global leaders. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 25(8): 810-828.

Herman, J., Stevens, M.J., Bird, A., Mendenhall, M.E., & Oddou, G. (2010). The Tolerance for Ambiguity Scale: Towards a refined measure for international management research. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 34: 58-65.

Furuya, N., Stevens, M., Oddou, G., Bird, A., & Mendenhall, M. (2009) Managing the learning and transfer of global competence: Antecedents and outcomes of Japanese repatriation effectiveness. Journal of International Business Studies, 40: 200-215.

Furuya, N., Bird, A., Stevens, G., Oddou, G., & Mendenhall, M. (2009). Critical issues of international business management research in the 21st Century and the challenges facing Japanese companies. Rikkyo Business Review, 2: 22-28.

Furuya, N., Stevens, M.J., Oddou, G., Bird, A., & Mendenhall, M. (2007). The effects of HR policies and repatriate self-adjustment on global competencies transfer. Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Resource Management, 45(1): 1-18.

Stevens, M.J., Oddou, G., Furuya, N., Bird, A., & Mendenhall, M. (2006). HR factors affecting repatriate job satisfaction and job attachment for Japanese managers. International Journal of Human Resource Management, (17) 5: 831–841.

Lane, H.W., Maznevski, M., Mendenhall, M.E., & McNett, J. (2004). The handbook of global management: A guide to managing complexity. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing.  Available Here

Mendenhall, M., Jensen, R., Gregersen, H., & Black, J.S. (2003). Seeing the elephant: HRM challenges in the age of globalization. Organizational Dynamics. (32) 3: 261-274.

Engle, A., Mendenhall, M.E., Powers, R.L., & Steadham, Y. (2001) Conceptualizing the global competency cube: A transnational model of human resources. Journal of European Industrial Training, 25 (7): 346-353.

Bird, A., Mendenhall, M., Osland, J., & Scheider, S. (1999). Adapting and adjusting to other cultures: What we know but don’t always tell. Journal of Management Inquiry, 8(2): 152-165.

Black, J. S., Gregersen, H. B. & Mendenhall, M. (1992). Evaluating the performance of global managers. Journal of International Compensation and Benefits, 1: 35-40.