Blog Entry It s Tough to Be a Leader

Being a leader in an organization can be a challenge. Transformational leadership can be especially challenging due to its tendency to break from old ways of doing things. Being a transformational leader in international organizations can be even more difficult than usual, with diverse stakeholders who may have very different cultural backgrounds. When deciding what old molds to break, a leader must consider the potential for cultural offense that may come with breaking from tradition. Leaders must also be aware of how these cultural factors will interact with each other in a diverse organization.

Cross Cultural Leadership

One of the biggest challenges in managing an international organization is the need to manage a diverse group of employees and stakeholders. The individuals may have widely varied backgrounds and a good manager must account for this. Cross-cultural management skills are essential for leadership in international organizations.