What is Cross-Cultural Leadership | IGI Global (2024)

It is a type of leadership that can keep individuals from different cultures together, direct them towards a common goal, and also enable them to reveal their individual talents.

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Cross-Cultural Leadership: Managing Diversity

Ülkühan Bike Esen (Çankırı Karatekin University, Turkey)

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-5151-9.ch002

Abstract

Leadership is the process of managing and directing a group of people. While it is already difficult to manage a group of people for certain purposes, the process becomes even more difficult when this group consists of people with very different characteristics because different characteristics mean different needs, different expectations, different motivation tools, etc. Culture is also one of the main factors that affect the emergence of different characteristics, as it differs from country to country and expresses the features that distinguish each country from the other. Organizations, which are also a part of the culture they are in, can contain different cultures within themselves. This requires organizational leaders to know the cultural differences of both the society they live in and the employees of the organization in order to be successful. In this study, intra-organizational cultural differences are discussed through Hofstede's six dimensions of culture. Afterwards, the things that leaders should do in order to be successful in multicultural organizations are mentioned.

What is Cross-Cultural Leadership | IGI Global (2024)

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What is global cross-cultural leadership? ›

It is a type of leadership that can keep individuals from different cultures together, direct them towards a common goal, and also enable them to reveal their individual talents.

What is an example of a cross-cultural leader? ›

For example, someone might argue that a United States Southerner leading a group of from the northern United States would be exercising cross-cultural leadership because of regional differences in attitudes, values, or intra-state regulatory systems.

What is cross-cultural best defined as? ›

The cross-cultural definition includes a comparison of two or more cultures; the framework of this concept is steeped in communication.

What is cross-cultural management in simple words? ›

Introduction. Cross-cultural management is the study of management in a cross-cultural context. It includes the study of the influence of societal culture on managers and management practice as well as the study of the cultural orientations of individual managers and organization members.

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