The concept of globalisation has become fashionable at local, national and
international levels in public leadership and governance. It is widely gaining
acceptance in the world of today to the extent that this emerging global
process determines successes and failures of nation states’ cultural, economic
and social lives. The article attempts to address some critical policy issues on
globalisation and gives an overview on the expected role of the states in pursuit
of a better global public administration. The article identifies a link between
public leadership and governance bringing out some benefits and challenges of
globalisation in global policy-making. Some of the basic policy issues such as
social, political, economic and technological were identified as keys towards
transforming policy-making in the present globalisation era. Attempts were made
to develop strategies that could encourage good leadership and governance
through sustainable democracy and transparency at all levels of government.
Conclusions were drawn on the urgent need for some global policy alternatives
aimed at outcome based methods which targets specific policy needs at all levels
of public leadership and governance terrain.