There have been many philosophical changes in leadership over the last 20 years. What has been the most significant change as of late?
The most significant change in leadership philosophy as of late (within North American and European nations) has been the shift from dictatorial people management - representing a primarily extrovert-celebrated leader - to a more team-based "listen, learn and lead" approach.
Within the history of the common era, what are a few common threads that represent humanity's deepest spiritual desires?
Generally, humanity in the common era - no matter what religious vain - has had and continues to have a longing for existential significance and opportunities to meaningfully interact with those around them.
When working with people of other cultures, what would you say are the most important approaches to use to build rapport, trust and an environment to accomplish mutually beneficial goals?
Humility, patience and well-shaped questions formed ahead of any meeting will leave one in a place of confident service to those in which one engages.