This Cultural Gallery contains images and ideas that emerge from our work with people and their leaders in various regions of a country and of the world. The "Gallery" displays some of our findings regarding the underlying cultural assumptions, premises, and patterns for leadership practices, programs and policies of different organizations, communities, and nations.
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This exhibit focuses on different perspectives of leadership strategies in China and in the United States.

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One of the premises underlying the Chinese strategies for change is the development of new structures and their alignment to existing structures. Depicted above is a rendering of the Imperial Palace (Forbidden City), the permanent residence of emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties and built during the period of Emperor Yongle of 1406-1420 AD. As you move the cursor over the "Palace," several different strategies will emerge. These strategies and their illustrations came out of a recent meeting on cultural leadership in Beijing, China.

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An American premise for change focuses on the capacities of the leader, such as to envision the future for an organization or community and to design strategies and focus for getting there. The ideas expressed in this exhibit were generated by a group of individuals who decided to develop their own definitions and frameworks for leadership as a primary approach for strengthening the teamwork and collaboration in their organization. The exhibit depicts a leader with various figures representing different leadership capacities.

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