The leader has to decide the best method of leading the team. Will this be through a command and control approach or more through playing the role of a coordinator and facilitator?
Although the answer to this question may seem, various difficulties present themselves for the Global Team Leader.
One of the key questions above is ‘Do all cultures expect leaders to lead in the same manner?’ and the answer to that is a definite ‘NO’. Different cultures have very differing expectations around what constitutes a ‘good’ or a ‘bad’ leader’. Some cultures expect leaders to be collaborative and open whilst others se good leadership as being much more authoritative and directive.
If you have a team which consists of Americans, Germans, Indians and Chinese, they will all have differing views on how they want to be lead and what they see as good leadership qualities.