Diversity and the Need for Cross-Cultural Leadership

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Diversity and the Need for Cross-Cultural Leadership

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Administrative & Executive Offices

Abstract/Excerpt

This chapter identifies current issues and methods for enhancing organizational climate by and through practices that embrace, promote and accommodate diversity and cross-cultural collaboration. We identify ongoing areas of insensitivity and focus on practices that individuals and organizations need to develop in order to accommodate diversity, and to cultivate cross-cultural collaboration and leadership development. Future leaders must possess skills that are just and respectful of increasing difference in organizations. We believe higher education is the logical site for developing these skills and practices but before we can fully enjoy the benefits of diverse organizations and communities, we must develop and practice these skills at colleges and universities – organizations whose ongoing social relevance may very well depend on their efforts and abilities to prepare culturally-competent graduates for work in the globalizing workplace.

Document Type

Chapter

Book Title

Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Leadership in Modern Organizations

Edition

1st

Editors

Nancy D. Erbe and Anthony H. Normore

Series Title

Advances in Human Resources Management and Organizational Development

Publisher

IGI Global

Place of Publication

Hershey, PA

Publication Date

2015

Pages

196-215

ISBN

9781466683761

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.4018/978-1-4666-8376-1.ch012

Keywords

diversity in leadership; higher education institutions

Disciplines

Educational Leadership | Leadership Studies

Diversity and the Need for Cross-Cultural Leadership

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