Culture And Leadership : The Mutually Intrinsic Relationship

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Culture and Leadership: The Mutually Intrinsic Relationship
Heather M. Rambo
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
Abstract
This article seeks to understand the two-way, intrinsic relationship held between culture and leadership. Topics include three types of culture which may have a mediating effect on the practice of leadership; regional culture, business sector culture, and organizational culture. Organizational culture is then examined in the context of culture’s effect on leadership, and leadership’s effect on culture. Suggestions for further research into these areas are presented.
Keywords: Leadership, Culture, Regional Culture, Business Sector Culture, Organizational Culture, Corporate Social Responsibility, Transformational Leadership
Culture and Leadership: The Mutually Intrinsic Relationship
Both culture and leadership are multifarious concepts with a dearth of conflicting information, despite being the central concept of scholarly work in many fields. In fact, the wide reaching aspects of culture and leadership are likely what has attributed to its inconsistency across scholarly fields. This paper seeks to understand types of culture, namely regional culture, business sector culture, and organizational culture as well as their interaction with leadership and empowerment. Within these areas of culture, we will examine leadership, its effects and effectiveness. Finally, the conclusion will focus on areas which may warrant more research in the…
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