The Influence Of Cultural Differences On Leadership

990 Words Dec 18th, 2015 4 Pages
The influence of cultural differences on leadership
Prejin Padeep Kumar
Husson University

Leadership is a process of influencing subordinates. Leadership behaviors differ in different cultures. As a result, leaders of international organizations should be aware of cultural differences. With so many organizations operating in a multinational environment today, it is easy to assume that the increasing connection among countries, and the globalization of corporations, would result in cultural differences disappearing or diminishing. Scholars and practitioners have identified transformational leadership and organizational culture as important factors that influence the development of the learning organization. Yet, few studies have empirically examined the impact of cultural differences on leadership. This article is a summary of the study of leadership in different cultures. The globalization of many organizations and the increasing interdependence of nations make the understanding of culture and its influence on leadership increasingly important.

The influence of cultural differences on leadership
Leadership is a process by which one person influences the thoughts, attitudes and behaviors of others. Leaders set a direction for the rest of us; they help us see what lies ahead; they help us visualize what we might achieve; they encourage us and inspire us. Leaders play a significant role in shaping and maintenance of the culture in an organization. As a result of…
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