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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.

Key Features

  • 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

Intended Audience

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.

The Stress Dynamic and its Intersection with Intercultural Communication Competence
The stress dynamic and its intersection with intercultural communication competence
LaRay M.Barna

Perhaps the greatest attribute of intercultural communication competence is that it makes it possible for employees who are culturally different to work together effectively. One aspect that can enhance such effectiveness is for there to be a harmonious atmosphere in the organization, a place where there is friendly cooperation and an absence of unwanted stress. The latter is not easy to achieve in any workplace, let alone one where cultural diversity is present.

This chapter will explain why stress, that feeling of anxiety and tension, often coincides with face-to-face contact with one who is culturally different. The chapter will also explore the physical and emotional manifestations ...

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