Posted: January 6th, 2017
Leadership Challenges Paper: Juggling Cultures
Leadership Challenge: Juggling Cultures Culture, gender, and leadership are closely related. In most cultures, even Western cultures, leadership is associated with males. This is even more the case in many Arab Muslim countries where women play a limited role in public and business life (Nahavandi, 2006, p. 27). As a leader of a business division, you face the choice of selecting the leader of a negotiation team to draft a new deal with a potential Saudi Arabian client. By far your best, most experienced, and most skilled negotiator is one of your female executives. She has, for many years, successfully negotiated deals within the United States and in several Western countries. Her second in command is a promising but relatively young male executive who still needs to develop his skills and experience (Nahavandi, 2006, p. 27). In 5-7 paragraphs, answer the following questions.
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