Publication Date

Spring 2016

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




Altovise Rogers


competencies, global, globalization, leadership, organizational, research

Subject Areas

Business administration; Business education; Psychology


Due to trends in globalization, there has been an accelerated growth in the number of global organizations. This has caused the demand for global leaders to far exceed the number of qualified individuals, leading organizations to search for ways to identify individuals who will be successful global leaders. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the predictive value of one of the few validated tools for measuring global leadership, the Global Competencies Inventory (GCI). The sample consisted of 433 undergraduate and graduate students at a large public university, who were measured across three major global leadership dimensions. Correlations were analyzed for relationships between predictor variables and performance and behavioral outcomes. In order to test for moderation, linear and multiple hierarchical regression analyses were conducted. Self-management and relationship-management scores affected overall evaluations received by peers. Social desirability was negatively correlated with the overall score given by peers. Individuals with intercultural exposure though work experience scored higher in relationship-management, perception-management and overall global leadership competencies. The results of this study suggest that having a strong sense of self and good relationship skills, along with less of a desire to be viewed favorably by others, help individuals actively participate and contribute to situations that demand global leadership skills.