Being The Boss In Brussels, Boston And Bejing By Erin Meyer Cultural Differences In Leadership Styles Often Create Unexpected Misunderstandings. Americans, For Example, Are Used To Thinking Of The Japanese As Hierarchical While Considering Themselves Egalitarian (Believing In Or Based On The Principle That All People Are Equal And Deserve Equal Rights And
culture was so contradictory and puzzling.” Problems like this manager are widespread. In many years of researching, consulting, and teaching executives and managers in hundreds of global companies, I’ve found that it is common for people from different countries to grapple with mutual incomprehension Often that is because managers fail to distinguish between two important dimensions of leadership culture. The first of these is the one we’re most familiar with authority. How much attention….