The Influence of Biculturalism on the Development of a Dialectical Thinking

The positive effects of biculturalism on individuals and on leadership have been reported by several studies. This paper further investigates this condition (biculturalism) and its benefits for leaders and professionals, by exploring its relationship with the development of dialectical thinking (the ability to tolerate contradictions).

According to numerous studies, the dialectical thinking ability has several positive effects forindividuals and organizations. Professionals and leaders, who possess this ability, tend to manage organizational paradoxes in a more efficient way and to enhance their team performance. This research is intended to illustrate how this valuable cognitive ability may be fostered by biculturalism.