There are many variables that go into the making of a leader. Culture, which in itself has many variables (race, religion, language, etc.), is one such variable. To understand ethnic-minority leadership one has to invest in understanding cultural influence, in developing cultural intelligence, social intelligence, and to have an open mind on the part of both the ethnic-minority citizens and their Anglo-Saxon cohorts. It is important for both to understand each other’s cultures, to bring their strengths and experiences and work together towards leadership. Due to the different variables, leadership can be confusing or even stressful for those already on its path. Leadership is not for the faint-hearted. Women, considered as minorities in societies, have had their struggles to attain leadership positions.
Research Professor. Director at Learning Change Project – Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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