MGT-560: Leadership Development Module 09: Inclusive Leadership

  • Module 09: Introduction

    This module introduces the study of inclusive leadership, which is related to how we address and manage individuals from diverse demographic backgrounds. In todays global environment, diversity is not only defined as race, gender, religion, and age, but also involves social background and cultural norms. Building on the idea of cultural dimensions, cultural clusters are useful to illustrate country-level cultural similarities and differences, which can help us understand individuals behaviors to effectively manage inclusiveness. This module addresses inclusiveness, culture, and leadership while evaluating how they can help increase organizational competitiveness and success. You will also explore the topics of universal leadership.

  • Learning Outcomes
    1. Analyze inclusive leadership practices.
    2. Evaluate the dimensions of culture in relation to leadership.

    ReadingsRequired:

    • Leadership: Theory and Practice: Chapter 12: Inclusive Leadership
    • Hofstede Insights. (2021)..
    • [review website]

    Recommended:

    • Chapter 12 PowerPoint Slides Leadership: Theory and Practice
  • Culture and Leadership

  • You have been selected to open two subsidiaries of organization XYZ. The headquarters of the organization is in the KSA. The organization is dedicated to the production of mobile devices. One of these new subsidiaries will be located in Mexico and the other one will be located in Denmark. As you can see in the image below, which is from Hofstedes Cultural Dimension Theory, there are differences and similarities among the countries. Leaders should attempt to understand these differences to create effective organizational strategies. Specifically, these cultural dimensions can help leaders determine business approaches, how to address negotiations, and can aid in creating strong management and leadership styles.


    Source: Hofstede Insights. (2021). Country comparison. In addition to Hofstedes Cultural Dimension Theory, the GLOBE research has identified six global leadership behaviors that are considered important in different cultures. These leadership behaviors are as follows:

    • Charismatic/ Value-Based
    • Team-Oriented
    • Participative
    • Humane-Oriented
    • Autonomous
    • Self-Protective
    1. Based on Hofstedes cultural dimensions, briefly describe the similarities and differences between the dimensions in Denmark, the KSA, and Mexico.
    2. Analyze how the cultural dimensions of the three countries (i.e., Denmark, the KSA, and Mexico) impact leadership styles, leadership behaviors, and the decision-making process of leaders. What factors most greatly impact leadership qualities?

    Directions:

    • Discuss the concepts, principles, and theories from your textbook. Cite your textbooks and cite any other sources if appropriate.
    • Your initial post should address all components of the question with a 500 word limit.
    • Reply to at least two discussion posts with comments that further and advance the discussion topic.