Applying Spiritual Leadership Theory in the Culturally Diverse Workplace
The intent of spiritual leadership is to motive people in order to increase performance and organizational effectiveness (Fry, as cited in Avolio, Walumbwa, & Weber, 2009). Leading in a culturally diverse workplace may challenge any leader. It is important, then, to develop leadership strategies before you are faced with such challenges.
Address the following points in a critical analysis:
Describe what leaders need to learn in order to build an effective multicultural workforce.
Evaluate the benefits of a leader who has developed the skill of cross-cultural communication. Explain what knowledge is required for a person to increase his/her understanding of another culture (hint: for example, greetings, customs, or holiday celebrations).
What strategies can leaders employ to cultivate tolerance, understanding, and appreciation of all cultures?