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.

Cultural Intelligence: Measurement and Scale Development

Cultural intelligence: Measurement and scale development
LinnVan Dyne, SoonAng, and ChristineKoh

Although globalization has increased the importance of intercultural competencies, and although a large number of constructs have been used by practitioners to assess intercultural competencies, much of this research is not based on a firm theoretical foundation, and much of this research does not provide rigorous evidence of the construct validity of the measures. Responding to the importance of intercultural competencies and this gap in the measurement literature, this chapter discusses the development and validation of the CQS: the Cultural Intelligence Scale.

Cultural intelligence (referred to here as CQ) is the capability to function effectively in culturally diverse settings (Earley & Ang, 2003). Cultural intelligence is based on contemporary conceptualizations of ...

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