ERIC Number: EJ907504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Are Memberships in Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Categories Merely Surface Characteristics?
Eagly, Alice H.; Chin, Jean Lau
American Psychologist, v65 n9 p934-935 Dec 2010
Comments on Deep-level diversity and leadership by Kristen M. Klein and Mo Wang. In the special issue on Diversity and Leadership (April 2010), the authors made a strong case for the importance of diversity in workplace leadership, rejected premature declarations that workplace discrimination is obsolete, and called for leadership theories that acknowledge and promote the value of diversity. We suggest that researchers could better predict and increase leader effectiveness by explicitly addressing deep-level characteristics in theory and practice. By promoting surface-level diversity in leadership opportunities and deep-level similarities in leadership training, it is conceivable that organizations could counter adverse impact in leader selection while also improving organizational outcomes.
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership, Psychological Characteristics, Experiments, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Stereotypes, Cultural Pluralism, Role, Individual Differences, Interpersonal Relationship
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