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JOURNAL OF LEADERSHIP STUDIES, Volume 6, Number 2, 2012
Students need look no further than their immediate surroundings to see global connections to their daily lives. Their clothes are made across the world; their classmates, neighbors, and coworkers represent a wide range of nationalities; their friends are posted overseas in the Peace Corps, the military, and with humanitarian organizations; and issues of human rights at home and abroad are broadcast daily on their TVs and favorite blogs. From business and politics, to environmental activism and social change, issues are seldom contained within the borders of a nation state. They seep and soar across borders and across cultures to impact us in ways we may not even realize. It is within this global context that our students live, so it’s vital that our students have competencies to flourish as the global leaders of tomorrow (or, for that matter, the global leaders of today).