Truly drawing on the minds around us means examining perspectives most different from our own. The increasing importance of developing globally literate leaders seems to be one leadership challenge that many in the field, especially in the United States, have given only limited attention. Perhaps the problems stems from a disconnect between the time and activities of the sometimes cloistered university experience, or perhaps a specific organization is simply not yet working in international markets, or worse because the well-documented Americentric view persists. Moore, Boyd, Rosser and Elbert outline a proposed program to infuse a global perspective into an agricultural leadership curriculum in their article, “Developing an International Agricultural Leadership Program to Meet the Needs of a Global Community.” Their proposed approach to developing globally literate leaders involves a series of problem-based courses and a required international experience. The strength of their proposal, however, lies in the integration of multiple facets of leadership development. As they note, “Preparing students to solve global issues involves the application of leadership theories, critical thinking, cultural competence, and multiple agricultural disciplines.”

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