By Kelly M. Hannum & Todd J. Weber
Center for Creative Leadership
Globalization, technological developments, and increased immigration are changing workforce demographics around the world. Creating, developing, and distributing goods and services in a global economy often requires employees from a variety of backgrounds to work together effectively. When tensions arise, often arising in society at large, they place an unprecedented demand on leadership. In a progressively interdependent and diverse world, a major leadership challenge will be to lead groups of people with diverse histories, perspectives, values, and cultures toward a common purpose.
Hannum, K., & Weber, T. (2005). In focus/managing conflict: New challenges in a changing world. Leadership in Action, 25(2), 11–12. https://doi.org/10.1002/lia.1109