Global leaders work all over the world and engage in many kinds of work. For example, someone working with refugee resettlement in Denver, Colorado is a global leader. An Indian professor such as Subhasis Bhadra, who develops mental health interventions in the context of natural disaster recovery, is a global leader. People working to end human trafficking in Peru are global leaders.
Globalization has lead to complex problems that are larger than national boundaries, and these problems require novel solutions that no one has ever seen before. Global leaders are the people who are trying to find solutions to these problems. They approach a problem, imagine a solution, and then try to make that solution work. They are creative and independent people who thrive in multicultural settings. A global leader needs an education that helps them understand global issues, helps them build their analytical and critical thinking, prepares them for multicultural environments, and gives them the confidence to pursue their dreams. More than just obtaining new knowledge, a global leader needs an education that teaches them how to develop their own knowledge. Thus, many high schools are creating global studies programs that focus on these skills.