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A Model for Global Cultural Leadership

Sunday, September 7, 2003

A daunting challenge for leaders today is to align an organization's cultural diversity with its strategic requirements. Since leadership is culturally defined, what may work in one place may not in another. So, how does a leader lead in a multicultural environment?

At its center is knowing the underlying dimensions of culture and the forms they take in an organization. One helpful tool is the Five Dimensional (5-D) Model, developed by Geert Hofstede (Senior Fellow of the Institute for Rese

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