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Chapter 13 - Culture and Leadership Leadership Northouse, 4 th edition Chapter 13 – Culture and Leadership
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Chapter 13 - Culture and Leadership Culture and Leadership Description Culture Defined Related Concepts Dimensions of Culture Clusters of World Cultures Characteristics of Clusters Culture and Leadership Overview
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Chapter 13 - Culture and Leadership focuses on a collection of related ideas rather than a single unified theory Globalization Increased after World War II Increased interdependence between nations Economic, social, technical, political Has created many challenges Need to design multinational organizations Identify and select leaders for these organizations Manage organizations with culturally diverse employees Perspective Perspective
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Chapter 13 - Culture and Leadership Globalization has created a need to understand how cultural differences affect leadership performance for leaders to become competent in cross-cultural awareness and practice Five cross-cultural competencies for Leaders (Adler & Bartholomew, 1992) 1. Understand business, political, & cultural environments worldwide 2. Learn the perspectives, tastes, trends & technologies of many cultures Perspective Perspective
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Chapter 13 - Culture and Leadership Five cross-cultural competencies for Leaders (Adler & Bartholomew, 1992), cont’d. 3. Be able to work simultaneously with people from many cultures 4. Be able to adapt to living & communicating in other cultures 5. Need to learn to relate to people from other cultures from a position of equality rather than superiority Global leaders need to – be skilled in creating transcultural visions develop communication competencies to implement these visions Perspective Perspective
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Chapter 13 - Culture and Leadership Culture Defined Culture: learned beliefs, values, rules, norms, symbols & traditions that are common to a group of people shared qualities of a group that make them unique is the way of life, customs, & scripts of a group of people Terms related to culture Multicultural – approach or system that takes more than one culture into account Diversity – existence of different cultures or ethnicities within a group or organization
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Chapter 13 - Culture and Leadership Related Concepts Ethnocentrism The tendency for individuals to place their own group (ethnic, racial, or cultural) at the center of their observations of the world Perception that one’s own culture is better or more natural than other cultures Is a universal tendency and each of us is ethnocentric to some degree Ethnocentrism can be a major obstacle to effective leadership Prevents people from understanding or respecting other cultures
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