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Essay on Culture And Defining The Role Of Leadership

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Culture and Defining The Role Of Leadership

Abstract

I believe a person can be taught to lead and manage but one can't be taught how to

effectively and successfully lead and manage. I don't believe the corporate culture of the

organization has to with it. I think leading and managing has to do with the individual person.

How that person is motivated, how that person sees him/herself. Can he/she lead

effectively or is managing the nitch that they have.

A Leader will effectively orchestrate change, create a vision, inspire people to follow the

vision and keep people focused towards an ideal future.

What is Culture?

I first want you to understand what culture is because to understand culture is to
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These terms are referred to as High Context and Low Context.

High context refers to societies or organizations where people have close connections

over a long period of time. Many aspects of cultural behavior are not readily know because most

members know what to do and what to think from years of interaction with each other. Your

family is probably an example of a high context environment.

A High context situation can be difficult to enter because one has not been a part of that

society and does not have the internal knowledge to understand that group.

The High context group will likely have non-verbal language. An outsider will feel like

he does not belong because he won't understand that type of environment.

Low context refers to societies where people tend to have many connections but of

shorter duration or a special purpose. In these societies or organizations, cultural behavior and

beliefs may need to be spelled out simply so that those coming into the cultural environment

know how to behave.

Low Context situation is easier to enter for an outsider because one usually has a joint

task to accomplish such as our Learning Teams or large firms. One can form relationships fairly

soon in this situation.
(www.culture-at-work.com)

What is Organizational Culture?

Culture is the personality of an organization. It is comprised of the assumptions,
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