Developing Effective Cross Culture Communication

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Introduction In today’s world, globalization is rapidly dominating and mobilizing multicultural interactions among leaders (Bücker & Poutsma, 2010). The Eurocentric Germanizing authoritative leadership approach is no longer dominating in a colorful society of people (NewsBlaze, 2007). As globalization comes into realization, more and more people of various gender, race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, and even disability will continue to change the course of leadership (Nahavandi, 2014; NewsBlaze, 2007). Successful leaders are challenged to adapt new methods to seek out effective communication and address every human being with compassion and empathy (Harvard Business Review, 2011). Two…show more content…
While, high-context public health leader such as Asians value “personal relationship to establish communication,” before engaging in the public health topic (Nahavandi, 2014, p. 31). The ability to establish a personal relationship with a high-context cultural leader of those in a low-context society plays an important role getting the job done. As high context leader’s use the personal interaction as an opportunity to gain a better insight of the other leader’s integrity (Nahavandi, 2014). Not being able to develop trust in the relationship capacity building result in no progress being made to establish imposing or requesting long-term partnership that could improve population health (Dowell, Tappero, & Frieden, 2011). Another challenge in the dynamic world of multicultural leadership is the understanding individualistic or collectivistic (Nahavandi, 2014). Individualistic focus on the uniqueness of the person self – accomplishment that enable one to move up the career ladder (Nahavandi, 2014). While, collectivistic person or organization focus on equalitarian, in where all people are equal with little to no hierarchy (Nahavandi, 2014). Therefore, the multicultural challenge in individualistic organization or leader is favoritism. In where the most superior appealing person advances the career ladder quicker than the other organization members (Nahavandi, 2014). Often, a public health leader
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