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To Lead Across Cultures, Focus on Hierarchy and Decision Making

By Erin Meyer From the July-August 2017 Issue, Harvard Business Review Cultural differences in leadership styles often create unexpected misunderstandings. Americans, for example, are used to thinking of the Japanese as hierarchical while considering themselves egalitarian. Yet the Japanese find Americans confusing to deal with. Although American bosses are outwardly egalitarian—encouraging subordinates to use first names …