Leadership. Leadership. 5. Western and Confucian Asian

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Running Head: LeadershipWESTERN ANDCONFUCIAN ASIANCOMPANIESLeadership
Leadership1Table of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................1Differences in Leadership between ‘Western’ and ‘Confucian Asian’ Companies........................1Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................3References........................................................................................................................................4
Leadership2IntroductionLeadership is considered as a function and position of one who leads another. On the other hand,it is a process of guiding and directing others through feats, strength, and ideas. As everyone hassignificant knowledge about the cultural differences? The culture of a country is always differentfrom others. In the same manner, the leadership of a particular culture is different from theculture of another country in a significant manner (Clarke, 2013). In this paper, we will discussthe leadership differences between Western and Confucian companies. This will give ussignificant knowledge about their cultural and leadership traits.Differences in Leadership between ‘Western’ and ‘Confucian Asian’CompaniesThere are high differences between the leadership style of Confucian Asian and Westerncompanies. Hofstede defined that western companies are highly individualistic, uncertainty anddistance avoidance, medium on masculinity, and power distance. These cultural factors of thewestern organizations make the expected leadership impacts. Furthermore, western organizationsmainly follow the supportive leadership style because it helps them in establishing a positiverelationship with its customers and clients (DeLeon, 2014). On the other hand, the leadership ofConfucian Asian companies mainly focuses on building personal relations. Building personalrelationship with clients and family members help them in developing trust and gaining customerconfidence. For example, domestic companies of Confucian Asian countries mainly focus onareas of their internal operations rather than outside areas. This will help them in establishingbetter communication with stakeholders, and other members of the organization. In addition,Western companies give more emphasis on directive leadership. This is done through meta-
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