Societal Culture and Leadership in Germany
“The Germans make everything difficult, both for themselves and for everyone else.”
—J. W. Goethe
“The German Riddle: Is it Solvable?” is the title of the epilogue in the German 1991 translation of Hofstede's (1980) Culture's Consequences. In their epilogue, the translators point toward the potential usefulness of cross-cultural studies to overcome the typical difficulty of Germans in not being able to describe who they are: a difficulty, the French, the ...