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Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence
Exploring the Cross-Cultural Dynamics Within Organizations

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October 2008 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Leadership Solutions

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.


 
Acknowledgments
Michael S. Dukakis
Introductory Commentary: Valuing the Diversity of a Nation
 
Part I. Introduction
Michael A. Moodian
1. Journeys Through the Ecological Niche: An Introduction and Overview of the Textbook
Dharm P. Bhawuk, Daniel Landis, and Vijayan P. Munusamy
2. Understanding the Basics of Culture
Carlos E. Cortes and Louise C. Wilkinson
3. Developing and Implementing a Multicultural Vision
 
Part II. Understanding the Evolving Role of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace
Lee Gardenswartz and Anita Rowe
4. The Effective Management of Cultural Diversity
Martin F. Bennett
5. Religious and Spiritual Diversity in the Workplace
John C. Tobin
6. The Legal Implications of Cross-Cultural Leadership and Trade
Jennifer Palthe
7. Global Human Resource Management
 
Part III. Applying Cultural Comprehension to Organizations
Janet M. Bennett
8. Transformative Training: Designing Programs for Culture Learning
L. Hyatt, Leslie A. Evans, and Md Manhubul Haque
9. Leading Across Cultures: Designing a Learning Agenda for Global Praxis
Barbara F. Schaetti, Sheila J. Ramsey, and Gordon C. Watanabe
10. From Intercultural Knowledge to Intercultural Competence: Developing an Intercultural Practice
LaRay M. Barna
11. The Stress Dynamic and Its Intersection With Intercultural Communication Competence
Sangeeta R. Gupta
12. Beyond Borders: Leading in Today's Multicultural World
 
Part IV. Measuring Intercultural Competence
Fons Trompenaars and Peter Woolliams
13. Getting the Measure of Intercultural Leadership
Douglas Stuart
14. Assessment Instruments for the Global Workforce
Charles M. Fischer
15. Assessing Leadership Behavior as It Relates to Intercultural Competence
Mitchell R. Hammer
16. The Intercultural Development Inventory: An Approach for Assessing and Building Intercultural Competence
Mitchell R. Hammer
17. Solving Problems and Resolving Conflict Using the Intercultural Conflict Style Model and Inventory
Linn Van Dyne, Soon Ang, and Christine Koh
18. Cultural Intelligence: Measurement and Scale Development
Dharm P.S. Bhawuk and Keith H. Sakuda
19. Intercultural Sensitivity for Global Managers
 
Part V. Concluding Thoughts
June Schmieder-Ramirez and Leo Mallette
20. Analyzing Organizations Through the SPELIT Methodology
Marc Lamont Hill
Closing Commentary: The Future of Intercultural Competence in an Era of Globalization
Sangeeta Gupta
The Multiculturally Competent Leader
 
About the Editor
 
About the Contributors
 
Index
Luke Visconti
03. The Implications of 21st Century Cultural Diversity in the Workplace
R. Michael Paige
14. Effective Leadership through Intercultural Communication Competence
Elmar Holenstein
15. Intercultural Communication Misunderstandings
Michael A. Moodian
19. Global Marketing Communications
MD M. Haque
21. The Technology Sector
Michael A. Moodian
23. Closing Thoughts

"Though not directly concerning education, the text allows students to develop intercultural intelligence that can be applied to any field."

Roger W. Wiemers, Ed.D.
Tennessee State University
Adoption Reply Card

"This text is an asset to any researcher or student of leadership who wishes to advance his or her understanding of the relationship between cultural competency and leadership. This book provides new perspectives on measuring intercultural competencies, assessing leadership within a multicultural context, and numerous examples of how organizations can lead in an evolving multicultural world."

Douglas Crawford
Wilson College

Was too specific for undergraduates in an intro course.

Dr Gloria Smith
College Of Business Admin, Northern Arizona University
January 20, 2015

The book has been adopted, however I have not received my desk copies.

Dr Pamela Hampton-Garland
Human Dvmt Services Dept, North Carolina A & T State University
August 15, 2012

An excellent resource for teaching intercultural leadership. I will use it for both face-to-face and online courses I teach on Leading across cultures in April and August 2010.

Dr Petros Malakyan
Interdiscipline , Azusa Pacific University
February 17, 2010
Key features
  • A unique blend of theory and practical applications
  • Several breakthrough, first-of-their-kind chapters on topics such as leadership assessments, which 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

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