Globalization has implications for leaders that reach beyond sensitivity. For example, globalization may require leaders to interact with other leaders from various countries to set procedural guidelines on matters such as establishing safety standards for distributing medical supplies or facilitating health communication. Therefore, within local and/or global leadership organizations, health care administration leaders must be aware of multicultural issues and challenges. As a result, multicultural awareness and competency, important elements of multicultural leadership, play a crucial role in determining appropriate actions, attitudes, and expectations. Furthermore, values and value systems that may differ across multicultural populations also contribute to leadership philosophies for informing how leaders interact, engage, and execute leadership strategies.
For this Discussion, select two challenges associated with multicultural leadership. As a scholar-practitioner in the field of health care administration, think about strategies you may use to address these challenges. Consider how your health care administration leadership philosophy may contribute to these strategies for multicultural leadership challenges.