People who travel in other areas of the world have experienced many distinctions between cultures. To help us understand the unique characteristics of those cultures, Geert Hofstede provided a list of the major cultures with a description of the main characteristics of each. Hofstede’s information provides help for the regency-leader to clarify the potential for cultural misunderstanding.
However, because of a regency-leader’s value for individual people, the regency leader also recognizes the uniqueness of each individual within each unique culture. As helpful as Hofstede’s dimensions may be, they do not provide a leader with the information to deal with any one person who will be unique even within his or her own culture. Regency-leaders should avoid “coarse identity classifications” because people are too complex for generalization. For maximum communication there is no shortcut; a leader must get to know others one person at a time. In regency-leadership development, it is critical to teach developing regency-leaders to recognize and honor each individual’s uniqueness.
Giving your heart to others by listening to their heart
When you grow a leader who values people you help the whole world