ERIC Number: ED418503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
A Cross-National Comparison of Effective Leadership and Teamwork: Toward a Global Workforce.
Leslie, Jean Brittain; Van Velsor, Ellen
This book reports on a study that compared the responses of leaders from six European Union countries and the United Sates about their perceptions of the work-related values of effective leaders and team members. The results not only yield a profile of effective leadership for those working in cross-national teams in the European Union, they also provide a framework for thinking about how to develop effective cross-national alliances everywhere. The findings focus on comparisons and perceptions of effective leadership, effective leaders as team members, effective membership, and effective leadership when working across Europe. The similarities and difference among effective leaders are likewise detailed, along with leader-member differences and potential conflicts on cross-national teams. A striking consensus emerged on what will be required of leaders and members of cross-national teams, such as a balance of approachable, democratic, and moderately dominant leadership that blends stability with creativity. (RJM)
Descriptors: Administration, Comparative Analysis, Cross Sectional Studies, Foreign Countries, Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Responsibility, Management Teams, Teamwork
Center for Creative Leadership, P.O. Box 26300, Greensboro, NC 27438-6300 ($15).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC.