Cross Cultural Leadership

Effecting Change in Cross Cultural Settings

Successfully encouraging and effecting change through community development in a cross cultural context is a complex undertaking, isn’t it

Debriefing Challenging (Cross-Cultural) Situations or Events I :

Some Suggested Steps Living in cross cultural spaces will bring us face to face with many challenging and confusing situations and events. Whether it’s business or pleasure, life in a different culture is always interesting and full of surprises. Learning to learn from these experiences and events may help us navigate those spaces more gracefully…

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Cultural Intelligence…do you have it?

Here is a link to an introductory article by P. Christopher Earley and Elaine Mosakowski in HBR on Cultural Intelligence. People can have a very high IQ but a very low CQ (Cultural Quotient),  and have some different measure of emotional intelligence.  Whether or not a person can actually increase their IQ is a subject of…

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Managing Across Cultures

I just picked up the book,  Managing Across Cultures, by Charlene Solomon and Michael Schell. This looks like a very helpful book for those working with multi cultural teams or for anyone interested in understanding how cultural influences affect communication, management across cultures,  negotiation and team dynamics.  The authors believe that anyone can learn how…

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Leadership Lessons from a Strength Coach

Living in cross cultural spaces has encouraged me to be a learner and to try to learn from different people in different places. I found some very insightful comments on coaching, teaching, mentoring, parenting, and leadership from an athletic strength coach, named Mike Boyle. This guy is apparently strong enough to learn from his mistakes….

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