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Unit 5 AssignmentContingency Theory and Global LeadershipNameJanuary 1, 2013Kaplan UniversityUnit 5 Assignment Contingency Theory and Global LeadershipTackling global responsibilities in a new role as leader in business results in great opportunities as well as challenges. The scale of a global project is, unsurprisingly, much larger and therefore can be more difficult to manage. The projects can involve many more people, requiring more deft leadership and greater reliance on team-members to manage human talent that can be located around the globe. These challenges in and of themselves can be daunting. Added to mix, a global leader will now likely be interacting with individuals from different cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, nations and races, and the typical Western style to approaching business here may no longer apply. The global leader must be able to adapt with ease as new challenges are met, often ones with which the leader is entirely unfamiliar. The ability to sink instead of swim in these settings is of the utmost importance.More than just simple acceptance of differences among people from around the world, a global leader ought to appreciate this cultural diversity and find ways to wield the talents of a multi-cultural team most effectively. Within differences among people lies opportunity, and the successful global leader recognizes this fact and applies it in principle. The leader will therefore be able to learn the respect of

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