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Empowered Leadership

     

In the traditional pyramided organization, the typical leadership used to be depended to the top to down oriented one-way communication, like a legacy leadership. It could be very fast and strict control for the simple business execution.
However, the business environment has been drastically changed. The business requires the faster, flatten, borderless and flexible operations based on the extraordinary evolved IT and Network environment. In addition to this, the critical success factor of the business also has been dramatically changing in the continuous paradigm shift. Then the leadership style has to be changed boldly and adaptively as well as the way of communications in the organization and the virtual team in the various networks. Moreover, in the diversified team, the leadership style with the tolerant communication has to be critically related with the team performance.
The empowerment of the leader can reveal the talent more of each member, can be respected each other, then maximize the creativity and the synergy of the diversified values. In the empowered team, there’s no control, no restriction, no precedent, no formula. There’s free, flexible, creative and future oriented energy and harmony. The essential role of the leader there, is just orchestrate the team same as a conductor in the orchestra. 

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Cultural Skill

For the effective management of the diversified global team, Cultural Skill is one of the crucial capabilities that the global leaders have to provide. Cultural Skill is a kind of capability that utilizes the culture actively. Cultural Skill is made up of four components, cultural due diligence, style switching, cultural dialogue and cultural mentoring. Cultural due diligence is the series of the understanding processes of the cultural tendency and characteristics of himself and his partners or colleagues. To understand distinction of himself and others is critically fundamental for making the strategy how to manage the cultural gap in the series of conversations and deepening the relationships. Style switching is one of the effective skills that can minimize the cultural gaps then making the closer and deeper relationship beyond the different styles in their cultures. Cultural Dialogue is a kind of the tactical preparations for the smoother and less stressful conversations between the people with different cultural backgrounds. Then, Cultural Mentoring is getting the sound and valid suggestions how to handle the practical situation with the cultural differences. As a wise cultural mentee, we should find someone who deeply understands the cultural difference and has some series of experiences in the real field with diversity. Anyway, Cultural Skill is the critically essential for the global leaders from now on. 

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Coming Diversity

Japan is one of the most uniformity, NOT diversified, country. Geographically the country is made up of four islands, then clearly separated with the neighboring countries by sea. Japanese original culture has been nurtured in the islands over the centuries.
 Therefore, oversea workers from outside the country are not so many as of so far, although it’s increasing steadily. The English capabilities in Japanese are still very poor compared with the other developed countries. One of the most regrettable fact is the quite low ratio of female executives and leaders in the companies, organizations and so on.
 Toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympic, although the inbound tourists are expected to increase, it’s not enough. Considering the working population decrease near future, pressing oversea workers increase should be inevitable all over the country. It is a matter of urgency for all of Japanese, not only for the global related leaders. 
 In these environments, diversity is the quite crucial factor for global leaders. In the traditional mono cultured team, the team performances usually follow normal distribution. On the other hand, in the teams with the diversity, the performances are classified with two groups, very high performance and poor one. The distinction with two groups is the leader how manages the culture and energy of diversified team. Although the diversity often constricts the team performance under the poor leader, on the contrary under the leader who manages the cultural gap in the team effectively, he will be sure making the great and outstanding performance. Thus, for the efficient global leader, the diversity is one of the critical and powerful elements of the team orchestration and inevitable business performance.