Global Leadership and Wisdoms of the World

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Global Leadership and Wisdoms of the World

Unpacking Insights from 17 Language Cultures

9781803926100 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Eric H. Kessler, University Distinguished Professor and Henry George Professor of Management, Pace University New York and Diana J. Wong-MingJi, Futrell Fellow and Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Eastern Michigan University, US and President, Sensei Change Associates, LLC
Publication Date: October 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80392 610 0 Extent: c 304 pp
This innovative book excavates hidden wisdoms from seventeen diverse language cultures around the world, from Arabic and British-English to Russian and Swahili. Further, it explores their critical insights for global leadership, extrapolating important lessons on group dynamics, decision-making, conflict management, motivation, ethics, communication, diversity, strategy, and organizational effectiveness.

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This innovative book excavates hidden wisdoms from seventeen diverse language cultures around the world, from Arabic and British-English to Russian and Swahili. Further, it explores their critical insights for global leadership, extrapolating important lessons on group dynamics, decision-making, conflict management, motivation, ethics, communication, diversity, strategy, and organizational effectiveness.

Integrating an international team of experts, Global Leadership and Wisdoms of the World is based on the premise that languages, and especially hard-to-translate terms, reveal assumptions, values, and praxes that are often misread outside of regional contexts. Each chapter uses examples from local leaders and businesses to scrutinize how key language terms around wisdom reflect and guide many aspects of management and organization, including cognition, emotion, moral standards, mission and vision, collaboration, and execution. Ultimately, the book showcases how these ‘wisdoms of the world’ enhance leadership literacy and bridge global environments, pursuing a sustainably positive impact while navigating the complexities of international business and cross-cultural management.

Students and academics seeking to navigate complexities and challenges in business management, leadership, ethics and trust, climate action, and diversity and inclusion will find this an invigorating read. The strategies and methods for incorporating local wisdoms are also highly beneficial to professionals in media and communication, education, diplomacy, and public policy.
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‘By convening a consortium of distinguished experts from various countries, environments, and circumstances, who generously share their profound perspectives at the juncture of sagacity and worldwide governance, the editors and authors furnish us with invaluable and timely enlightenment regarding the astute leadership exhibited by global leaders as they navigate the intricacies of our complex world.’
– Abraham Carmeli, Tel Aviv University, Israel
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