Globalization and inclusive leadership
at the World Economic Forum

The 41st World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, will convene under the theme “Shared Norms for the New Reality.” This year’s event adds insight and perspective to the experience of common values and public trust in leadership.

The Ernst & Young LLP delegation contributing to this year’s forum includes:

  • James S. Turley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  • John F. Ferraro, Global Chief Operating Officer
  • Beth A. Brooke, Global Vice-Chair, Public Policy, Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Mark D. Otty, Area Managing Partner, Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa
  • Rajiv Memani, Country Managing Partner, India

Our insights on globalization and inclusive leadership

To initiate conversations, we are releasing two new reports at this year’s event.


Winning in a polycentric world: globalization and the changing world of business

To succeed today, you need to balance global scale, capabilities and strategy with a deep understanding of local customers, markets and regulatory tax environments.

Winning in a polycentric world explains why you should focus on four priorities:

  • Redefine global and local
  • Develop a “polycentric” approach to innovation
  • Rethink relationships with government and tax administrations
  • Build leadership teams with strong global experience

This report also includes an update of the Globalization Index. Developed in collaboration with the Economist Intelligence Unit, the Globalization Index, now in its second year, looks at the key elements of globalization for business.


Leading across borders: inclusive thinking in an interconnected world

How can you hone your ability to benefit from multiple viewpoints? What practical techniques do good leaders use? Our study, a first of the 21st Century Workforce series, reveals three things leaders need to do now to be successful:

  1. Think differently: collaborate in the face of uncertainty
  2. Learn differently: seek out different experiences
  3. Act differently: sponsor people who are not like you

Video: Leading your business with
a global mindset

Visit WEF 2011

For more on the 2011 World Economic Forum event, visit the World Economic Forum website.