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ERIC Number: ED479096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Pages: 42
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The Cross-Cultural Leadership Model for the Winston Institute.
Choi, Jin Young
"Winston" is a pseudonym for an international business institute representing a dozen different cultures, which the institute strives to respect equally. Students studying at the institute spend two months of a 24-month program studying abroad. To facilitate the international portion of the program, each country where students are located has an assigned country director. This paper introduces the Web Inclusion leadership model that helps to develop the country directors' leadership styles. Great care was taken to select a leadership and group dynamic model with as little cultural bias as possible. The Web Inclusion was chosen because its characteristics appeal to human nature and would receive little resistance from specific cultures. It expands the leadership concept through Thomas J. Sergiovanni's Leadership Force Hierarchy, which includes technical, human, educational, symbolic, and cultural aspects. It redefines, however, the emphases of Sergiovanni's leadership force by putting more significance on the human force. The three main foci of the paper are: (1) highlighting good leadership examples in the country directors' practice and analyzing them in the context of appropriate academic literature; (2) critically looking at the structure of the "Winston Institute"; and (3) discussing issues that are related to cross-cultural leadership. Appended are descriptions of country director's job and work task, code of ethics, and preliminary site plans for the summer immersion program. (Contains 17 references.) (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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