Chapter 9. Leadership in a global context


Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right.


Nationalism: An infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.


As the traveller who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own.


With the increasing globalization of business, we can no longer ignore the fact that there’s a strong cultural dimension to leadership – that is, that there are variations in what’s acceptable as a leadership style depending on one’s national culture.

Although what’s a very effective leadership style ...

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