How do leadership styles differ across cultures?

By Sue Bryant
4th June 2019

Leaders today need to be able to manage across cultures. They require a high degree of emotional intelligence, both in interpreting what others really mean and in deciding how best to be effective themselves within different cultures….

6 ways a lack of cultural awareness impacts workplace productivity everyday

By Sue Bryant
12th May 2019

Cultural appropriation is a hot topic in the news nowadays. When aspects of another culture, generally a minority one, are taken and used by celebrities for image-building, or by companies to generate profit, giving nothing back to that culture, or using objects or designs in the wrong context, it’s hardly surprising that concerns are raised.

There’s a difference, of course, between cultural appropriation and celebration of culture. If we were only to dress, eat, read and listen to music representative of our own culture, life would be very bland. But in today’s ultra-sensitive climate, in business and socially, what represents a step too far – and how can you steer clear of a cultural faux pas?…

How to grow your business with cultural intelligence (CQ)

By Patti McCarthy
25th April 2019

Do you work with a colleague, client or supplier from a different cultural background to your own? You may think that cultural intelligence is something that only expatriates and multi-nationals need to think about, but there are at least half a dozen ways in which becoming more culturally intelligent (more CQ) can help you to grow your business.

First of all, let’s clarify what cultural intelligence is. I see it as a combination of emotional intelligence and cultural knowledge and there is no doubt that being more CQ gives you a real advantage when it comes to working with people from other cultures, whether you are wanting to communicate, to negotiate, to buy or sell, lead or follow….

Culture intelligence: The language of the Borderless Workplace

By Chris Crosby
25th April 2019

What skills are needed when communicating across cultures? The ability to speak the language or be able to utilise the skill of cultural intelligence? The most effective and skilled managers I have observed, have displayed limited, if any, foreign language skills. What they have all possessed in abundance is the ability to communicate with empathy, demonstrate humility, and build trust. …

What does diversity mean to different generations?

By Sue Bryant
23rd April 2019

The makeup of the workplace today is very different to that of the past in terms of gender, ethnicity, attitude and behavior. The older generation can be credited with ushering in diversity. But what diversity actually means has changed – and will most likely continue to evolve as the last baby boomers retire and Generation Z enters the workforce….

Expat leadership tips when working in Japan – “Adapt. Don’t adopt.”

By Laura Geaves
23rd April 2019

Apparently you can. Our senior learning consultant, Russell Harlow recently sat down for an interview with The Culture Guy. Click below to listen to Russell share how his success in adjusting to his new environment in Tokyo initially had a detrimental effect on his effectiveness as a leader of a multinational organization in Japan.

How to lead across cultures

By Terence Brake
20th April 2019

In the 1997 I published a book that defined four principles for creating the World-Class Organization…

13 lessons learned from working across cultures

By Terence Brake
8th April 2019

Having spent a good part of my life working across cultures, I thought I would try and summarize some of the lessons I’ve learned. We work in an increasingly technology-driven workplace, but the ease of connecting digitally doesn’t mean greater ease in communicating across cultures. Our world is still a tapestry threaded with cultural differences….

How our clients use Country Navigator

By Terence Brake
5th April 2019

Country Navigator can be used in many ways across organizations. Here’s a few examples of how our clients use Country Navigator. …

Teach the relevant skills in your business training to see your global teams rise

By Christian
8th March 2019

Which competencies are the most in demand for international business? And what type of business training do companies need to invest in to ensure their talent pool is equipped with the competencies required to succeed in markets around the world? These are questions which continue to come up in the conversations with our clients. Consequently, the next […]…

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