The paper "Is Leadership Culturally Bound" is a good example of a literature review on management. According to Chemers (2002), Leadership is a process in which an individual is able to make decisions that influence others in a business organization. Leadership in a business organization’ s determined by the different leadership characteristics of the management leaders in a business organization (Gaur, 2006, 469). Project Global Leadership defines leadership as the ability of an individual to influence others through empowerment and inspiration so s to ensure the success or achievement of objectives. Hence leadership has a rudiment in the functionalism productivity and success of firms in the world.
On the other hand, culture lacks a universal definition hence can be described differently by different authors. Despite this leadership is considered to be culturally bound and a fundamental activity that revolves around the values and beliefs since the leadership of an individual is based on the norms and traditions held in different cultural settings. According to Hofstede, culture is described at national levels as the collective programming of the mind of different individuals which enables us to differentiate one individual from another.
This means that culture is those values, practices, and norms that are adopted by the people living in a country. These values and practices that are adopted by these people define the ways in which they live their lives. According to Jackson & Parry (2011), some experts describe the culture at the firm’ s level as the practices that are adopted by a group of people as they solve problems that are perceived to be the right ways to solve organizational issues. The focus of this essay is the characteristics of effective or ineffective leadership across cultures and critically evaluate as to whether the leadership is culturally bound especially in areas where the leadership is related to specific leadership styles such as transformational leadership.
In addition, the essay will analyze the different views of researchers from the literature on the ways in which culture has an influence on leadership.
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