Developing A Leadership Effectiveness Of Japan

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Developing a Leadership Effectiveness in Japan
Leadership around the world has different meanings based on the cultural believes and values of every culture. A general definition for leadership can be defined as the ability to influence and guide followers. Leadership takes place in many roles, functions, and aspects of life. There are great and bad leaders in the world; great leaders use power to influence and motivate people in different aspects, and bad leaders use destructive power to damage people. Developing leadership effectives is challenging because not all best practices of leadership fits into one model to be a leader in every part of the world. Every country has its own way of leadership based on its culture. Japan is very
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The Japanese culture encourage people to put the interest of the group above their own interests. The following are essential elements of the Japanese cultural values; age, silence, traditions, history, religion, family, government and nature (Commisceo Global, 2017). The respect towards the elder people is very important in the Japanese culture because they are seen as critical members of society who will pass tradition from generation to generation. Silence is very valuable in the Japanese culture, those who tend to be very quiet are considered very knowledgeable, non-verbal cues are more important in the Japanese culture than verbal communication itself. The Japanese’ history is the principal factor where the cultural values come from, the Japanese people value those who show high respect for their traditions that are based on a unified nation and equality among people. Many of the Japanese traditions are based on their two main religions; Buddhism and Shintoism, and use fate as a guidance for life. Japanese people pays attention to detail and believes on the importance of a strong government to keep people relations in peace. Education is very valuable in society because it will determine the future and the person position or status.
Ethical practices in Japan are based on the ethical relativism theory, which refers to the norms of one culture, and the right or wrong actions are based on the culture beliefs. Japan’s social
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