Attributes of Cross-Cultural Leadership

  • Dula Pacquiao


Changes associated with globalization and modernization have heightened the need for global leadership. In particular, globalization trends have created distinct demands on healthcare leadership. The chapter presents the major attributes of leadership in response to the emerging issues in a global society and population health inequity. Global leaders are cross-cultural leaders, and cultural competence is the foundation for the development of other attributes. Organizational leadership role to promote population health equity is emphasized. Recommendations for training and development of cross-cultural leaders are presented. Three case studies following this chapter are presented to illustrate cross-cultural leadership in global contexts of healthcare.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dula Pacquiao
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of NursingRutgers UniversityNewarkUSA
  2. 2.School of NursingUniversity of Hawaii, HiloHiloUSA

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