Communicating Across Cultures Learning about cross-cultural communication requires a focus on adaptation, even when one takes on a leadership position. It is clear that there are implications linked to dimensions of culture scores on a person’s potential personal effectiveness as a leader. House et al. (2004) note that while some aspects of one’s personality, like being dynamic, dependable, encouraging and displaying integrity were traits recognized as positive leader attributes across all nations in their study, they also found evidence of specific aspects of leadership which were known to be culturally specific. As they write, ideas like compassion, status-consciousness, autonomy and domination are all traits which are only perceived to...The end:
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