Title

CULTIVATING INTERCULTURAL LEADERS

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

With the aim of informing future efforts to cultivate intercultural leaders, this article explores factors contributing to twelve native-born Koreans’ rises to prominent positions of intercultural leadership. Research participants were purposefully selected from three different leadership levels: three cross-cultural community leaders, three cross-cultural national leaders, and six international leaders. Data were collected through face-to-face interviews, emailed open-ended questions, and the review of archival materials. Data analysis identified six key factors divided into two broad categories: external influences and internal dispositions. External influences consisted of family heritage, pivotal encounters, and academic achievement/schooling. Internal dispositions consisted of individual attitudes, acquired skills, and personality traits. The article concludes with recommendations for parents and educators cultivating intercultural leaders in the next generation.

Keywords

Leadership--Case studies;

Publication Title

International Journal of Leadership Studies

Volume

7

Issue

1

First Page

71

Last Page

86

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