Developing Global Transformational Leaders

Jase R. Ramsey, Raina M. Rutti, Melanie P. Lorenz, Livia L. Barakat, Anderson S. Sant’anna

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    Despite significant increases in training and development of global managers, little is known about the precursors of transformational leadership in Multilatinas. While prior cross-cultural literature suggests that being an autocratic leader is ideal in Multilatinas, using transformational leadership theory, we argue that global leaders of Multilatinas embrace a more humanistic approach to leadership because of the importance of relationships between leaders and their followers. Additionally, we argue that global leaders with high levels of cultural intelligence will have high levels of transformational leadership because they are better able to understand the differences of other cultures, and appropriately adjust their behavior.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of World Business
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)461-473
    Number of pages13
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


    • Multilatinas
    • Cultural intelligence
    • Transformational leadership
    • International experience

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