The Key Leadership Skill?

Great Leadership By Dan

In the 1970’s the Dutch psychologist Geert Hofstede developed a way of looking at cultural differences. Guest post by James Lawther : On the 25 th January 1990, Avianca flight 52 from Bogotá to New York crash-landed on the village of Cove Neck, Long Island, New York.

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Avoid these traps when making decisions

Talent Technologies

This is also a cultural trait as identified by Geert Hofstede – more prevalent in Asian societies.

Avoid these traps when making decisions

Talent Technologies

This is also a cultural trait as identified by Geert Hofstede – more prevalent in Asian societies.

Leaders & Teams in Thailand

Talent Technologies

However research conducted by the world’s leading cross-cultural authority, Geert Hofstede, should serve as a caution to companies wishing to use Leadership as a starting point for their management training. ‘What should we work on first – our leaders or our teams?’

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Featured Instigator – Marcella Bremer

Lead Change Blog

Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly about shame and vulnerability and Geert Hofstede’s Cultures and Organizations which presents his fascinating research about national and organizational cultures. This month we are featuring Marcella Bremer , publisher of Leadership and Change Magazine.

Study: A CEO’s Decision Making Is Shaped by Whether Their Parents Were Immigrants

Harvard Business Review

In particular, we looked at how different countries compared on 16 cultural values developed by psychologists Geert Hofstede and Shalom Schwartz, the GLOBE Project , and the World Values Survey. agalma/Getty Images. Does cultural background affect a leader’s decision making?

How Laws and Culture Hold Back Socially Minded Companies

Harvard Business Review

To measure the short-term orientation of a country, we gathered information on the cultural dimensions of the sample countries using information from Geert Hofstede’s dimensions of national culture. Paul Garbett for HBR. Lots of business leaders want their organizations to have a positive social impact. They’d like to pursue a purpose and do good, not just deliver financial results. So why don’t they?

By Being Authentic, You May Just Be Conforming

Harvard Business Review

Geert Hofstede, the author of the pioneering book Culture’s Consequences , makes that point when he talks about how his Dutch modesty failed to win him the job he wanted with an American firm.) Photo by Andrew Nguyen.

In Asia, Power Gets in the Way

Harvard Business Review

Professor Geert Hofstede calls the phenomenon " power distance." It has the highest power distance of any country in the world: a staggering 104 on the Hofstede comparative power distance index. "Siew Tian, why don't you speak up? I know you have something to say, and you're not saying it," I gently nudge a junior executive in Indonesia. We have worked together on various projects for several months, so I know what she is capable of.

Your Coworkers See Your Office Differently

Harvard Business Review

Geert Hofstede, in Cultures and Organizations , discusses five dimensions of national culture. Hofstede also points out that cultures vary in their acceptances of differences in power. When people from several different countries share the same workplace, misunderstandings can generate friction.