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Thinking Globally, Leading Locally: Defining Leadership in Diverse Workforce

Thinking Globally, Leading Locally: Defining Leadership in Diverse Workforce
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Author(s): Gursimranjit Singh (I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, India), Priyanka Singh (I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, India) and Maninder Singh (Amritsar College of Engineering and Technology, India)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 14
Source title: Gender and Diversity: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6912-1.ch052

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Abstract

Global leadership effectiveness has become one of the major issues in human resource management. It is very important for cross-cultural managers to take into consideration the paradigm shift in the business world, keeping in mind the opportunity for organizational growth and individual development. The key issue that the present corporate leaders have to face is to formulate action plans to tackle diversity in the workforce covering the broader spectrum of dimensions, vis-à-vis, ethnicity, age, gender, educational background, economic status, marital status, and skill sets. Since the corporate environment is greatly accelerated by the globalization and advancements in technology, global leaders need to attain a set of competencies that would facilitate them to realize their vision and thus enhance their performance efficiency and competitiveness. The chapter deals with the specific paradigms of the leadership styles and the management of workforce diversity so as to establish the linkages between leadership style and diversity management.

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