chapter  5
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Leadership in Cultural Synergy

The last century may well have been one of the most violent and bloody in the history of humankind. It was marked by two major world wars, a cold war, plus numerous international conflicts, along with massive and despicable acts against humanity, the Holocaust and ethnic cleansing. According to Shneour, this regressive behavior occurred, despite impressive human achievements in the 20th century, because of the failure of world leaders to grasp the magnitude of events that rushed upon them. Shneour writes:

This astute observation could be applied to organizational, as well as national leaders. Now consider an alternative. Suppose this deviant

replaced by cooperation and humanitarian actions?