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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.

Analyzing Organizations Through the SPELIT Methodology
Analyzing organizations through the SPELIT methodology
JuneSchmieder-Ramirez and Leo A.Mallette

One way of analyzing the evolving role of cultural diversity in companies is to evaluate specific intercultural drivers in the context of how they intersect with other aspects of the organization. The previous section detailed specific assessments that measure intercultural competence and cross-cultural adaptability. An alternative method of measuring or evaluating intercultural relations within an organization may be to analyze the intercultural environment in comparison with various other environments that exist. Thus, we are introducing the SPELIT analysis methodology, which is a framework for students and leaders to determine and formulate the answer to the organizational question, “What is?” It is used to systematically analyze the social, political, economic, legal, intercultural, ...

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