Leading Diversity in the 21st Century

Edited by:
Terri A. Scandura, University of Miami
Edwin Mouriño, Rollins College

Published 2017

The Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) model of leadership has shown that effective leader-follower relationships predict employee well-being and performance. Less research, however, addressed how diversity variables may affect the development of leader-member exchange and outcomes. This book moves the field forward by addressing the 21st century challenges of how diversity may impact the development of effective working relationships.

Key trends in the workforce suggest that the impact of diverse employees will challenge a leader’s ability to develop effective working relationships with all direct reports. New frameworks are needed to understand how various groups such as women, Hispanics, African Americans, Millennials, LGBTQ, and persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder develop effective working relationships with their supervisors This edited volume will bring together the top scholars in the field to address these segments of the workforce and offer practical advice for managers.

This book will be used in college undergraduate and/or graduate level leadership classes. It might also be adopted for courses in managing diversity. Scholars will find the book a useful reference work. In addition, practicing managers will be interested in the implications of developing effective working relationships in diverse leader-member dyads.

Introduction: Leading Diversity in the 21st Century: Developing High-Quality Connections, Terri A. Scandura and Edwin Mouriño. SECTION I: WOMEN AND MINORITIES. Gender As a Deep-Level, Communicated, and Interactional Construct: Implications for Leaders, Subordinates, and Teammates, Frankie J. Weinberg and A. O’Shea Cleveland. Mentors, Sponsors, and Diversity in Work Organizations: Who Helps Whom and What Difference Does It Make? Nancy DiTomaso and Catrina Palmer. Leadership Diversity in Africa and the African Diaspora, Clive M. Mukanzi, Terri R. Lituchy, Betty Jane Punnett, Bella L. Galperin, Thomas A. Senaji, Elham K. Metwally, Lemayon Melyoki, Courtney A. Henderson, Vincent Bagire, Cynthia A. Bulley, and Noble Osei-Bonsu. Managing the Hispanic Workforce in the Context of Values, Acculturation, and Identity, Carolina Gomez and Patricia G. Martínez. Leading Women: Unique Challenges and Suggestions for Moving Forward, Caren Goldberg, Lucy Gilson, and Sarah Nesci. SECTION II: AGE AND GENERATIONS. The Leader–Member Exchange (LMX) Approach to Age Diversity, Jacqueline H. Stephenson. Leader–member Relations in an Aging Workforce, Barbara A. Fritzsche and Ghada Baz. Some of My Best Friends at Work Are Millennials: Leader–Member Exchange in the Face of Evolving Generational Diversity in the Workplace, Daniel P. Gullifor, Lori L. Tribble, and Claudia C. Cogliser. Myths and Misconceptions About Leading Generations: Setting the Record Straight, Cort W. Rudolph and Hannes Zacher. SECTION III: EMERGING TRENDS. LMX and Autism: Effective Working Relationships, Amy E. Hurley-Hanson and Cristina M. Giannantonio. Trans Formational: LMX, Cisgenderism, and Building Inclusive Workplaces, Manuel J. Tejeda. Social Media, Innovation, and Diversity in the 21st Century, Pamela McCauley and Edwin Nassiff. About the Contributors.


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