Recently when I was working on Leadership course assignment on GLOBE research, I was mystified with the potential of a research which can classify the whole world by standardized leadership attributes segregated across geographies. GLOBE research classifies the world in 10 societal clusters which can be defined under 9 cultural dimensions. So crisp!
As the GLOBE research findings depict - “Leader effectiveness is contextual - it is embedded in the societal and organizational norms, values, and beliefs of the people being led”.
“Charismatic value based leadership” is often quoted by who’s-who of business world to be highly efficacious which is confirmed by the GLOBE research, worldwide. Also, the "Team Oriented" leadership, which contributes to the essence of robust and good leadership, is seen as moderately or highly desirable by business people in all cultures.
Precisely, the research findings suggest that Leaders are envisioned as the embodiment of an ideal state of subjects, and hence, deemed as the society’s instruments for change.
Last but not the least -
“Leadership embarks on where the logic ceases …”
-- By Rajneesh Goyal