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To Lead Across Cultures, Focus on Hierarchy and Decision Making

To Lead Across Cultures, Focus on Hierarchy and Decision Making | CIO | Scoop.it

Cultural differences in leadership styles often create unexpected misunderstandings. Americans, for example, are used to thinking of the Japanese as hierarchical while considering themselves egalitarian. Yet the Japanese find Americans confusing to deal with. Although American bosses are outwardly egalitarian—encouraging subordinates to use first names and to speak up in meetings—they seem to the Japanese to be extremely autocratic in the way they make decisions. As a Japanese manager living in the United States and working for Mitsubishi put it: “I couldn’t figure out how to adapt my approach from one day to the next, because the culture was so contradictory and puzzling.”

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Nagyon érdekes olvasmány! Sok meg nem értés forrása az, hogy nem értjük egymás működését, mi van a viselkedésünk mögött, és mit jelent, amit mondunk. Ez a cikk a vezetés és a döntéshozás szempontjából hasonlít össze sok országot.

#HBR #HarvardBusinessReview #boss #leader #decision #culture #management

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Can you lead without being the master of a domain? | Stan Garfield | LinkedIn

Can you lead without being the master of a domain? | Stan Garfield | LinkedIn | CIO | Scoop.it
In Quora, I was asked, Is it possible to manage a team without domain knowledge? My answer is that it's possible, but not ideal. There are differing
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Szakmai hozzáértés is kell - vagy elég csak a vezetéshez érteni?

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