Lecture Notes

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1 Introduction and Overview ( PDF) Set the baseline. What understanding of leaders and leadership has each of us already acquired? How does that reflect our global experiences?

Identify Teams

Introductory Presentation of each Team’s Region: Geography, History, Regional Differences, Politics, Economic Issues

Brief Overview of the Theories and Themes in this Course

2 Cultural Styles ( PDF) Universalism vs. Particularism

Individualism vs. Collectivism

Neutral vs. Emotional

Achievement vs. Ascription

Cross-cultural Dialogue

3 Social Dimensions ( PDF) Assertiveness

Gender Differentiation

Uncertainty Avoidance

Power Distance

Cross-cultural Dialogue

4 Orientation to Time and Space ( PDF) Focus on Past, Present or Future: Short or Long-term Horizon

Monochronic or Polychronic Activities: Rigid or Fluid Schedules

Space: Public, Private or Mixed

Cross-cultural Dialogue

5 Leadership Effectiveness ( PDF) Leadership Traits

Leadership Styles

Presentation of Student Papers

Critique of Course

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