CHAPTER 5

Cultural Dimensions and Leadership Attributes

Introduction

One of the most important byproducts of the Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (“GLOBE”) project was the identification and measurement of a set of cultural dimensions that could be used to facilitate analysis of the relationship between the cultural ­dimensions associated with a society and the preferences and dislikes of that society with respect to the attributes and behaviors of its leaders. For each of the cultural dimensions in their model the GLOBE researchers confirmed statistically significant associations with any of the culturally endorsed leadership theory dimensions they had identified based on the results of their study. The associations ...

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