The findings about culture can help leaders understand their own cultural biases and preferences.Different cultures have different ideas about what they want from their leaders, and these findings help our leaders adapt their style to be more effective in different cultural settings. The findings can help global leaders communicate more effectively across cultural and geographic boundaries. Information on culture and leadership can be used to build culturally sensitive Web sites, design new employee orientation programs, conduct programs in relocation training, and improve global team effectiveness.


Basic source for this text and the whole learning object is: Northouse, P. G. (2007). Leadership: Theory and Practice. 4th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2007, p. 322-323.


Sirje Virkus, Tallinn University, 2009