Cross- Cultural Engagement: Indirect vs Direct Communication

Direct vs. Indirect Communication In high context culture, great care is taken to communicate with attention to feelings so communication can be indirect or implicit. In a low context culture, communication is more concerned with ensuring information is completely exchanged, with less value placed on feelings. Plueddemann (2009) addresses this connection and applies it to …

Cross-Cultural Engagement: High vs. Low Power Distance in Leadership

  In every society, certain people have more power, status or influence than others, and each society creates its own cultural values to deal with this issue of power distance. Plueddemann describes power distance, “in high-power distance cultures both leaders and followers assume that the leader has more authority, respect and status symbols. The leader has …

Cross Cultural Engagement: Leadership in Latino Cultures

As a result of the value placed on relationships, leadership develops differently in collectivist cultures compared to individualist cultures. In Latino cultures, building trust and growing in leadership happens over a long period of time. Leaders must prove themselves, by their words matching their actions. Contrary to individualistic cultures like the United States where leadership …

Cross- Cultural Engagement: Collectivist or Individualistic

If you travel to another country, you quickly notice things that are different. Often I hear people say the differences are weird or strange, but really the differences are cultural. Culture is not right or wrong it is just different. We are born into a culture and raised to not recognize the influence it has on us …