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 14: Assessment Instruments for the Global Workforce
Assessment Instruments for the Global Workforce
Spurred by the demands of economic globalization, the international relocation industry, and the increasingly multicultural workplace, assessment instruments have proliferated in the last decade. The increasing supply of instruments reflects, of course, the increasing importance of selecting appropriate people for international assignments or positions in multicultural work environments and preparing them for these unfamiliar circumstances. Because such positions often require competencies beyond the standard set of professional knowledge and skills needed for familiar first-culture work environments, international human resource professionals responsible for selection and development look for new tools to assess and enhance aptitude, awareness, and skills.
Now, there are dozens of commercially available and increasingly sophisticated instruments purporting to measure various aspects of intercultural ...