Leading culturally diverse teams is a complex challenge that requires knowing how to help team members grow in particular qualities and acquire specific skills related to multicultural teamwork. Leading Multicultural Teams integrates insights from the Bible, team theory, leadership, and intercultural studies to explain how to meet this challenge.
This breakthrough volume details the psychological and interpersonal skills needed to meet the practical challenges of building, developing, adapting, training, and managing multicultural global teams. Its self-regulation approach offers cognitive keys to understanding and embracing difference and its associated complexities for successful global collaborations and lasting results. From this foundation, the book moves on to the various roles of leadership in facilitating team process, from establishing trust to defusing conflicts, reducing biases, and using feedback effectively. This synthesis of research and practice effectively blends real-world experience and the science of global team leadership to address the complex issues facing modern organizations. Core skills covered by the book: Structuring successful global virtual teams. Developing cross-cultural competencies through global teams. Managing active faultlines and conflicts in global teams. Coaching global teams and global team leaders. Utilizing feedback effectively across cultures. Meeting the global need for leaders through Guided Mindfulness. Leading Global Teams is mind-opening reading for students, scholars, and practitioners in industrial and organizational psychology, organizational behavior, work psychology, and applied psychology programs looking for the most current research and best practices regarding its timely subject.
Multicultural and multinational teams have become an important strategic and structural element of organizational work in our globalized world today. These teams are demonstrating their importance from the factory floors to the boardrooms of contemporary organizations. The emergence of multicultural teams is evident across a variety of organizations in the private, public, and civil society sectors. These developments have led to an increasing interest in the theory and practice of multicultural teams. Management educational and training programs are giving increasing attention to these developments. At the same time, there is emerging interest in research about and study of multicultural teams. This book emerged from our teaching, research, and consulting with multic- tural and diverse teams in multiple sectors over the last several years. In particular, we have developed and refined our ideas about the concepts in this book from teaching an advanced course called Effective Multicultural Teams in the Graduate Program at the School for International Training (SIT) in Vermont. We have learned from the rich background of students who are from, and have worked in, six con- nents, and who are, or plan to be, working in the public, educational, not-for-profit, and for-profit sectors. Additionally, we have engaged with a variety of teams through our consulting and training, providing consultation to teams in a variety of sectors and continents as they struggled to become more effective.
Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject Business economics - General, grade: 1,3, University of Applied Sciences Essen, course: International Management, language: English, abstract: In the past two decades, the world has gone through the process of globalisation and witnessed dramatic changes in the international and global marketplace. Liberalisation of world trade and capital markets led by globalisation has created a new and challenging competitive arena for all firms. The growing trade and investment liberalisation caused by the progress in transportation and communication technologies has resulted in larger volumes of international business transactions. In comparison with the past, today's and tomorrow's challenges for each internationally operating organisation are the focus on the more intense levels of national, regional, and global competition, projected demographic and workforce figures, just as significant technological developments. These environmental forces generate the need for understanding and utilising knowledge in International Human Resource Management, particularly with regard to globalisationperformance relationships between firms performing internationally and the emerging formation of international projects and intercultural project teams within this new environment.
The world has never been as integrated or accessible as it is today, and the age of globalization presents unprecedented opportunities. It is in navigating new territories and growth markets that wil ldefine the leaders of tomorrow. As the importance of local knowledge grows in combination with a global perspective, the need to develop executive talent with this mix of capabilities becomes mroe acute.
The Research Handbook of Global Leadership is an exciting new Handbook that brings together an international, prominent group of scholars to take a fresh look at global leadership, and query why and how global leaders can make a difference in our world both today and in the future.
Effective Ministry and Mission in the Global Church
Author: James E. Plueddemann
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Missiologist James E. Plueddemann presents a roadmap for crosscultural leadership development in the global church. With keen understanding of current research on cultural dynamics, he integrates theology with leadership theory to apply biblical insights to practical issues in world mission.
Successfully Leading Teams and Managing Projects in a Virtual World
Author: Russ J. Martinelli
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Technology & Engineering
Clear, proven solutions for virtual project management challenges Projects Without Boundaries offers project managers a clear framework for bringing both project management practices and project team leadership principles to the virtual space. Written by a team of authors with years of experience managing nationally and internationally distributed teams, this book provides a suite of best practices, checklists, and actionable strategies for managing a project and building a high-performing team in a virtual and multicultural environment. Real-world examples illustrate the application of the concepts discussed, and the Virtual Project Readiness Assessment facilitates both team evaluation and transformation planning for virtual project management improvement. Each chapter focuses on the critical challenges encountered while managing virtual projects and details proven solutions that improve a virtual organization, boost project performance, and facilitate positive outcomes. Globalization and technological advances have merged to create dynamic, productive teams that work together from around the globe; this opportunity can bring great difficulty for project managers, who must negotiate hurdles that no not exist on traditional projects. This book provides ready-made solutions specific to distributed and multicultural teams, to help you achieve the full potential of the global talent pool. Overcome common challenges of virtual projects with distributed teams Navigate complex team dynamics to ensure effective collaboration Work seamlessly across borders, time zones, and cultures Determine optimal virtual communication and collaboration tools Apply traditional project management practices in a virtual setting A team fails or thrives on the strength of its management. Fitting the group's needs, expectations, personalities, and skills into a cohesive whole is seldom simple — and distance adds an additional layer of complexity. Projects Without Boundaries provides expert guidance on keeping it together, with proven practices, tools, and virtual team leadership strategies.
Adapting Leadership Theories and Communications Techniques to 21st Century Organizations
Author: Margaret R. Lee
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Business & Economics
In a 1945 speech, Winston Churchill stated, "We are shaping the world faster than we can change ourselves, and we are applying to the present the habits of the past." Was Churchill predicting the future of project management? Have we changed how we communicate and lead projects? Have leadership and management theories and models evolved to keep pace with today’s business environment? Leading Virtual Project Teams: Adapting Leadership Theories and Communications Techniques to 21st Century Organizations addresses the challenges the virtual project management environment poses to traditional methods of leadership and communication. It introduces new approaches for adapting existing leadership theories to e-leadership as well as progressive tools and techniques to improve virtual project communications. The book begins by examining the factors affecting the movement from traditional work environments to virtual organizations. It considers the challenges of leading multicultural, global organizations and reviews what e-leadership means. Illustrating the application of both traditional and new leadership models and theories to virtual project management, the book includes best practices for: Managing and motivating the multicultural team Communicating in a distributed work environment Avoiding social isolation Cyber-bullying in the virtual environment and e-ethics Cultural management issues Explaining how traditional leadership theories and models can be applied to contemporary projects, the book details methods virtual project managers can use to enhance virtual communications. The final chapter describes the e-leadership skills and competencies project managers will need to ensure sustainable success in today’s competitive business environment. This book provides the virtual project manager with the tools and techniques to improve e-leadership and communications. Complete with case studies that illustrate real-world applications to the virtual challenges presented in each chapter, the book is a suitable text for educational institutions looking to increase understanding of project management leadership and communications outside the traditional project environment.
Exploring the Cross-Cultural Dynamics Within Organizations
Author: Michael A. Moodian
Category: Business & Economics
Featuring contributions from some of the world's most renowned cross-cultural management theorists and commentators, this breakthrough text explores the cross-cultural dynamics within organizations. The book examines the evolving role of cultural diversity in the workplace, the application of cultural comprehension to organizations, and the measurement of various aspects of intercultural competence.
Essay from the year 2010 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,0, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) (Kulturwissenschaft), course: ethical aspects of intercultural management, language: English, abstract: The development of ethical values in economy and society is the main condition of business, preservation of competitiveness and economic efficiency in post-industrial and global contexts. As Gerhard Winter states in 'Handbuch Interkulturelle Kommunikation und Kooperation' there are three main reasons. Firstly, the increasing importance of the human as whole personality for the succeeding accomplishment of current changes and sustainable business success. Secondly, the lack of universal, obligatory - national and international - values as the basis of healthy corporate culture and successful intercultural management. And thirdly, the compensation of global economic- and social-political conditions by voluntary self-commitment to avoid extreme regulations and control and to secure business liberty. Coaching as a type of counselling is in fashion. Personal and life, executive or leadership and business coaching are just a few genres in its' practice. The history of coaching began in sports and was taken over in the 1980's by business and slowly has found its' utilization in the private area of life. But still dominant is its' usage in the field of business and management. Hence, it appears important to take a closer look at the 'tool' Coaching. Does the use of coaching really works in various settings, especially in intercultural management? Do its ethical demands match with the routine of organizations and their managements? May coaching have an effect on ethics in intercultural management?"
Business today is global-and success requires a new set of skills. But not to worry, whether you're negotiating with vendors in Asia, exploring potential markets in Africa, or leading a diverse team at home, you don't have to master the nuances of every culture you encounter. With Cultural Intelligence, or CQ, you can lead effectively in any context. Featuring fresh research, case studies, and statistics on the ROI of improving your CQ, this new edition of Leading with Cultural Intelligence details a powerful, four-step model for becoming more adept at managing across cultures: Drive-boost your motivation for and confidence in interacting with other cultures Knowledge-understand the relevance of differences in religion, values, norms, and languages Strategy-plan ahead for unfamiliar cultural settings, but remain flexible if actual experience differs from expectations Action-successfully adapt your behavior to each situation With Leading with Cultural Intelligence as your guide, you'll be able to thrive in any business environment-whether it's across the world or in your own backyard.
Written to meet the needs of teachers, lecturers and tutors working at different levels and in many situations, this is the guide to surveying and understanding the key issues, best practices and new developments in business and management studies. Teaching in this field is a multi-faceted experience. The authors use an international perspective and support a wide range of situations by concentrating on five key areas: * the teaching and supporting of learning * the design and planning of learning activities * assessment and giving feedback to students * developing effective learning environments and student learning support systems * reflective practice and professional development. Practical and clear, this book will prove an invaluable guide for all those with an interest in developing business and management education and is essential reading for all those looking for professional accreditation for recognition of their teaching. It is also indispensable for the less experienced teacher seeking material for reflection and advice.
Dr. Rhinesmith has updated his extensive bibliography from business, comparative management, psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, and intercultural relations, and added many examples of how corporations are dealing with globalization of their operations. Based on his experience training over 5,000 managers from 35 different countries, as well as extensive globalization consulting with companies like Ford and American Express, Rhinesmith addresses the key questions many managers ask about what globalization means for jobs, mindsets, and skills.
How do you create world-class educational institutions that are academically rigorous and vocationally relevant? Are business schools the blueprint for institutions of the future, oran educational experiment gone wrong? This is thefirst title in a new series from IE Business School, IE Business Publishing .
Covenant Relationships for Effective Christian Leadership
Author: Sherwood G. Lingenfelter
Publisher: Baker Academic
As the US becomes more diverse, cross-cultural ministry is increasingly important for nearly all pastors and church leaders. Of particular concern is the issue of leadership--a difficult task made even more challenging in multicultural settings. Sherwood Lingenfelter helps the reader understand his or her own leadership culture (and its blind spots), examine it critically in light of Scripture, and become an effective learner of other cultural perspectives on leadership. He also confronts the issues of power inherent in any leadership situation. Lingenfelter carefully defines cross-cultural leadership and unpacks that definition throughout the book, with an emphasis on building communities of vision, trust, and empowerment through leadership based on biblical principles. In the end, he argues that leaders must inhabit the gospel story to be effective cross-culturally.
This textbook features a straightforward, practical look at applying the theories and principles of total quality in the real world. Key topics covered include global competitiveness, strategic management, quality culture, employee empowerment, leadership, teamwork, communication, and education and training.
Most teams underperform. Yours can beat the odds. If you read nothing else on building better teams, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you assemble and steer teams that get results. Leading experts such as Jon Katzenbach, Teresa Amabile, and Tamara Erickson provide the insights and advice you need to: Boost team performance through mutual accountability Motivate large, diverse groups to tackle complex projects Increase your teams’ emotional intelligence Prevent decision deadlock Extract results from a bunch of touchy superstars Fight constructively with top-management colleagues