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Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence


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Acknowledgments Introductory Commentary: Valuing the Diversity of a Nation - Michael S. Dukakis Part I. Introduction 1. Journeys Through the Ecological Niche: An Introduction and Overview of the Textbook - Michael A. Moodian 2. Understanding the Basics of Culture - Dharm P. Bhawuk, Daniel Landis, and Vijayan P. Munusamy 3. Developing and Implementing a Multicultural Vision - Carlos E. Cortes and Louise C. Wilkinson Part II. Understanding the Evolving Role of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace 4. The Effective Management of Cultural Diversity - Lee Gardenswartz and Anita Rowe 5. Religious and Spiritual Diversity in the Workplace - Martin F. Bennett 6. The Legal Implications of Cross-Cultural Leadership and Trade - John C. Tobin 7. Global Human Resource Management - Jennifer Palthe Part III. Applying Cultural Comprehension to Organizations 8. Transformative Training: Designing Programs for Culture Learning - Janet M. Bennett 9. Leading Across Cultures: Designing a Learning Agenda for Global Praxis - L. Hyatt, Leslie A. Evans, and Md Manhubul Haque 10. From Intercultural Knowledge to Intercultural Competence: Developing an Intercultural Practice - Barbara F. Schaetti, Sheila J. Ramsey, and Gordon C. Watanabe 11. The Stress Dynamic and Its Intersection With Intercultural Communication Competence - LaRay M. Barna 12. Beyond Borders: Leading in Today's Multicultural World - Sangeeta R. Gupta Part IV. Measuring Intercultural Competence 13. Getting the Measure of Intercultural Leadership - Fons Trompenaars and Peter Woolliams 14. Assessment Instruments for the Global Workforce - Douglas Stuart 15. Assessing Leadership Behavior as It Relates to Intercultural Competence - Charles M. Fischer 16. The Intercultural Development Inventory: An Approach for Assessing and Building Intercultural Competence - Mitchell R. Hammer 17. Solving Problems and Resolving Conflict Using the Intercultural Conflict Style Model and Inventory - Mitchell R. Hammer 18. Cultural Intelligence: Measurement and Scale Development - Linn Van Dyne, Soon Ang, and Christine Koh 19. Intercultural Sensitivity for Global Managers - Dharm P.S. Bhawuk and Keith H. Sakuda Part V. Concluding Thoughts 20. Analyzing Organizations Through the SPELIT Methodology - June Schmieder-Ramirez and Leo Mallette Closing Commentary: The Future of Intercultural Competence in an Era of Globalization - Marc Lamont Hill The Multiculturally Competent Leader - Sangeeta Gupta About the Editor About the Contributors Index

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Dr. Michael A. Moodian ( is a writer and assistant professor of social science at Chapman University, where he was the 2008-09 Teacher of the Year at the Irvine campus. He holds doctorate degree in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University and a master's degree in communications from California State University, Fullerton. His doctoral dissertation research focused on the intercultural competence levels of postgraduate students throughout various stages of study. In addition to his books, Dr. Moodian has written numerous journal articles, book chapters, and commentaries on a variety of topics. He has been a frequent talk radio guest and has presented his research at many national and international conferences. He is a member of the board of trustees of the World Affairs Council of Orange County and the board of directors of TAALK. A native of Southern California, Dr. Moodian lives in the city of Rancho Santa Margarita.


"Though not directly concerning education, the text allows students to develop intercultural intelligence that can be applied to any field." -- Roger W. Wiemers, Ed.D. * Adoption Reply Card *

"This text is an asset to any researcher or student of leadership who wishes to advance his or her understanding of the relationship between cultural competency and leadership. This book provides new perspectives on measuring intercultural competencies, assessing leadership within a multicultural context, and numerous examples of how organizations can lead in an evolving multicultural world."

-- Douglas Crawford

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