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The Leadership Mystique: Leading Behavior in the Human Enterprise, Second Edition by Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries

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Chapter 9. Leadership in a global context

 

Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right.

 
 --ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
 

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

 
 --ALBERT EINSTEIN
 

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.

 
 --MARGARET MEAD

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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