CULTIVATING INTERCULTURAL LEADERS
Cook School of Intercultural Studies
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.
International Journal of Leadership Studies
Starcher, Richard L., "CULTIVATING INTERCULTURAL LEADERS" (2012). Faculty Articles & Research. 332.