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Leadership in Libraries by Maha Kumaran

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Leadership as defined by culture, profession and gender

Abstract:

There are many variables that go into the making of a leader. Culture, which in itself has many variables (race, religion, language, etc.), is one such variable. To understand ethnic-minority leadership one has to invest in understanding cultural influence, in developing cultural intelligence, social intelligence, and to having an open mind on the part of both the ethnic-minority citizens and their Anglo-Saxon cohorts. It is important for both to understand each other’s cultures, to bring their strengths and experiences and work together towards leadership. Due to the different variables, leadership can be confusing or even stressful for those already on its path. Leadership ...

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