In the 21st century, effective leadership can be defined partially as having an ability to adapt and persevere in various cross-cultural environments. Concurrently, in an increasingly globalized environment, leadership requires a keen capacity for understanding and utilizing cultural diversity to build successful organizations.
Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence is a breakthrough text that features contributing chapters from some of the world's leading scholars in the field of cross-cultural leadership. The book comprises 20 chapters that examine the evolving role of cultural diversity in the workplace, the application of cultural comprehension to organizations, and the measurement of various aspects of intercultural competence.
- A unique blend of theory and practical applications
- Several breakthrough, first-of-their-kind chapters on topics such as leadership assessments that measure parameters of intercultural competence, the legal implications of cross-cultural leadership and trade, and the development and implementation of a multicultural vision
- A plethora of modern examples that provide an accurate description of the contemporary landscape within organizations
- Invigorating discussion questions at the conclusion of every chapter that engage students
Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence is an excellent text for graduate-level courses in Organizational Development, Organizational Behavior, Leadership Theory, Cross-Cultural Management, International Business, Human Resource Management, Educational Leadership, and Public Administration. The book will be of great interest to students, senior managers, cross-cultural management consultants, government leaders, and human resource practitioners.
Chapter 1: Journeys Through the Ecological Niche: An Introduction to and Overview of the Textbook
Journeys Through the Ecological Niche: An Introduction to and Overview of the Textbook
In the 21st century, leadership success may be unattainable without intercultural competence. Concurrently, in today's global environment, contemporary leaders must display a keen ability to interact effectively with individuals of different cultures. This book specifically focuses on two principal aspects of leadership and cross-cultural competence. First, the text will focus on the understanding of the role of cultural diversity and intercultural issues in the modern workplace. Second, the text will build on this understanding to demonstrate how cultural diversity can be used as a tool to build successful organizations. Too often it seems as if issues of diversity are ...