What makes a great leader? This age-old question has led to many discussions and debates among scholars and ultimately the development of many leadership theories. The requirements for leadership have vastly changed in a short amount of time due to globalization and technology. As leadership has evolved, a new set of competencies are now required by leaders who want to influence on a global scale. This article will explore leadership frameworks which have developed over the past few decades by thought-leaders to equip leaders for the modern age. The research being summarized is not original; however it is collected and presented in a cohesive way that is unique and timely. The authors will leave the readers with suggestions for future studies, and predictions about the future of global leadership competency.