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.

Developing and Implementing a Multicultural Vision

Developing and implementing a multicultural vision
Carlos E.Cortés and Louise C.Wilkinson

“You cannot step into the same river twice.”


“I always skate to where the puck is going, not to where it's been.”

—Wayne Gretzky

“In time of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”

—Eric Hoffer

“Everything good has to be done over again, forever.”

—E. L. Woodward

“All things are possible until they are proved impossible—and even the impossible may only be so as of now.”

—Pearl Buck

Multicultural envisioning—the continuous creation and refinement of vision in order to develop personally, act more empathetically, and lead more effectively amid diversity. This idea has taken form through our course Developing and Implementing a Multicultural ...

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