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Global Leadership: The Next Generation by Maya Hu-Chan, Alastair Robertson, Cathy L. Greenberg, Marshall Goldsmith

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Chapter 3Appreciating Diversity

The rich diversity of culture and thought around the world is one of our greatest resources. Global leaders of the future will use differences of ideas, methods, and motivations throughout the workforce and around the globe to build organizational and individual competency. Yet, this great resource is a double-edged sword, as crosscultural exchanges present us with unlimited possibilities for misunderstandings and cultural blunders.

As so many companies grow and expand around the world, the trend toward more diversity in the workplace increases. Successful global companies will identify, recruit, and train a diverse blend of professionals with different backgrounds, cultures, styles, and motivations into positions ...

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