MGT380:week 3 discussion 1&2

Readings
Read the following chapter in An Introduction to Leadership:

  1. Chapter 3: Leadership, Culture, Communication, and Diversity

Discussions

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  1. Cultural Differences

    Why is it important for a leader to be able to manage across cultures? Communicate your thoughts on the following statement: “Leaders who cannot understand cultural differences in people cannot lead or manage them.”

    Guided Response: Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length.  Support your claims with examples from required material(s)
    and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond substantively to at least two of your classmates posts.

  2. Corporate Culture

    Read the information regarding Zappos in your book. Does the leader impact organizational culture or does organizational culture impact the leader? Explain. If you were the leader of Zappos, what new elements would you add to the corporate culture? Explain. How does the corporate culture impact vision, mission, and strategy at Zappos?

    Guided Response: Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length.  Support your claims with examples from required material(s)
    and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond substantively to at least two of your classmates posts.