Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence: Exploring the Cross-Cultural Dynamics Within Organizations

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UsingáContemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence students will gain a thorough understanding of the evolving role of cultural diversity in the workplace, become familiar with powerful tools and assessments to measure an organizations's intercultural competence, gain knowledge of optimal crosscultural communications, and be exposed to real-world applications to business, including remediation and training techniques to bring organizations up to par.

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"Though not directly concerning education, the text allows students to develop intercultural intelligence that can be applied to any field. "— Roger W. Wiemers, Ed.D.
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"Though not directly concerning education, the text allows students to develop intercultural intelligence that can be applied to any field."
Douglas Crawford
"This text is an asset to any researcher or student of leadership who wishes to advance his or her understanding of the relationship between cultural competency and leadership. This book provides new perspectives on measuring intercultural competencies, assessing leadership within a multicultural context, and numerous examples of how organizations can lead in an evolving multicultural world. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412954532
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/29/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 435,451
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Michael A. Moodian ( is a writer and assistant professor of social science at Chapman University, where he was the 2008-09 Teacher of the Year at the Irvine campus. He holdsdoctorate degreein organizational leadership from Pepperdine University and a master’s degree in communications from California State University, Fullerton. His doctoral dissertation research focused on the intercultural competence levels of postgraduate students throughout various stages of study.

In addition to his books, Dr. Moodian has written numerous journal articles, book chapters, andcommentaries on a variety of topics. He has been a frequent talk radio guest and has presented his research at many national and international conferences. He is a member of the board of trustees of the World Affairs Council of Orange County and the board of directors of TAALK.

A native of Southern California, Dr. Moodian lives in the city of Rancho Santa Margarita.

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Table of Contents

Introductory Commentary Valuing the Diversity of a Nation Michael S. Dukakis Dukakis, Michael S.
1 Journeys Through the Ecological Niche: An Introduction to and Overview of the Textbook Michael A. Moodian Moodian, Michael A. 3
2 Understanding the Basics of Culture Dharm P. S. Bhawuk Bhawuk, Dharm P. S. Dan Landis Landis, Dan Vijayan P. Munusamy Munusamy, Vijayan P. 7
3 Developing and Implementing a Multicultural Vision Carlos E. Cortes Cortes, Carlos E. Louise C. Wilkinson Wilkinson, Louise C. 17
4 The Effective Management of Cultural Diversity Lee Gardenswartz Gardenswartz, Lee Anita Rowe Rowe, Anita 35
5 Religious and Spiritual Diversity in the Workplace Martin F. Bennett Bennett, Martin F. 45
6 The Legal Implications of Cross-Cultural Leadership and Trade John C. Tobin Tobin, John C. 61
7 Global Human Resource Management Jennifer Palthe Palthe, Jennifer 75
8 Transformative Training: Designing Programs for Culture Learning Janet M. Bennett Bennett, Janet M. 95
9 Leading Across Cultures: Designing a Learning Agenda for Global Praxis L. Hyatt Hyatt, L. Leslie A. Evans Evans, Leslie A. Md Mahbubul Hague Hague, Md Mahbubul 111
10 From Intercultural Knowledge to Intercultural Competence: Developing an Intercultural Practice Barbara F. Schaetti Schaetti, Barbara F. Sheila J. Ramsey Ramsey, Sheila J. Gordon C. Watanabe Watanabe, Gordon C. 125
11 The Stress Dynamic and Its Intersection With Intercultural Communication Competence LaRay M. Barna Barna, LaRay M. 139
12 Beyond Borders: Leading in Today's Multicultural World Sangeeta R. Gupta Gupta, Sangeeta R. 145
13 Getting the Measure of Intercultural Leadership Fons TrompenaarsTrompenaars, Fons Peter Woolliams Woolliams, Peter 161
14 Assessment Instruments for the Global Workforce Douglas Stuart Stuart, Douglas 175
15 Assessing Leadership Behavior as It Relates to Intercultural Competence Charles M. Fischer Fischer, Charles M. 191
16 The Intercultural Development Inventory: An Approach for Assessing and Building Intercultural Competence Mitchell R. Hammer Hammer, Mitchell R. 203
17 Solving Problems and Resolving Conflict Using the Intercultural Conflict Style Model and Inventory Mitchell R. Hammer Hammer, Mitchell R. 219
18 Cultural Intelligence: Measurement and Scale Development Linn Van Dyne Van Dyne, Linn Soon Ang Ang, Soon Christine Koh Koh, Christine 233
19 Intercultural Sensitivity for Global Managers Dharm P. S. Bhawuk Bhawuk, Dharm P. S. Keith H. Sakuda Sakuda, Keith H. 255
20 Analyzing Organizations Through the SPELIT Methodology June Schmieder-Ramirez Schmieder-Ramirez, June Leo A. Mallette Mallette, Leo A. 271 Closing Commentary The Future of Intercultural Competence in an Era of Globalization Marc Lamont Hill Hill, Marc Lamont 281 Index 283
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