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The Sense-Making Loop

The challenge of leading in highly multicultural places is that there is no single culture—and, therefore, no one clear set of social rules for correct or appropriate behavior. Explore this article to learn how acquiring global leadership competencies can involve a series of transformational experiences.

Views on Global Working

This robust blog from Communicaid will get you thinking differently about global leadership and cross cultural matters. Take some time to explore the full site here, and learn more about the Communicaid approach to working in the multicultural space.

Culturosity Article: What is Cultural Awareness?

In this blog from The Culturosity Group, guest bloggers Stephanie Quappe and Giovanna Cantatore share their perspectives on what cultural awareness is, its stages of development, and how to build your own cultural awareness. What is the benefit of standing back from ourselves and becoming aware of our cultural values, beliefs and perceptions?

Examples of Cultural Dimensions

While human nature is inherited, culture is learned; however, individuals within all cultures vary based on differences, preferences, values, and experiences. This article introduces Hofstede's cultural dimensions that are globally applicable and are reflected in all aspects of life, including the design, development, delivery, and management of our modern blended learning environments.

Cultural Intelligence

Cultural intelligence is related to emotional intelligence, but it picks up where emotional intelligence leaves off. In this article, cultural intelligence is defined as: "an outsider’s seemingly natural ability to interpret someone’s unfamiliar and ambiguous gestures the way that person’s compatriots would."

What is CQ?

It is important to identify the recurring capabilities of individuals who can successfully and respectfully accomplish their objectives, whatever the cultural context. Awareness is the first step, but it’s not enough. A culturally intelligent individual is not only aware but can also effectively work and relate with people and projects across different cultural contexts. Read on to learn more about cultural intelligence and evaluate your ability to adapt when working in multicultural contexts.

The Importance of Cultural Intelligence within a Global Organization

No matter how culturally diverse a workplace environment is, people can still forget that not all experiences, perceptions and perspectives are the same, which can lead to issues with the work being done and relationships, as well as causing friction in the workplace. This article will provide you with a better understanding of how to work in a positive and compassionate way with people from various cultures.

Cultural Diversity Examples: Avoid Stereotypes while Communicating

This short video will have you thinking differently about the questions you ask in culturally diverse settings. Where are you from?

In Search of Cultural Competence

Psychologists still know little about what constitutes good treatment for people of diverse cultures. But researchers are getting closer by taking a variety of scientific approaches, including studying cultural adaptations of proven treatments. This in-depth article will have you thinking differently about our ability to understand, appreciate and interact with people from cultures or belief systems different from our own.

Cultural Metacognition and Intelligence in Development Projects

This research paper reviews and highlights intelligence competencies that play significant roles in the performance of managers on multicultural projects. The LinkedIn article provides a short overview, and click on the link to the full paper to see how the authors came to the conclusion that a successful project is contingent upon leadership behaviors of project directors including cultural and emotional intelligence skills in a global milieu.

How to Keep Bias Out of the Hiring Process

Companies that are growing fast often haven’t been deliberate about their hiring structures, and frequently end up with a system that allows unconscious biases to flourish. Jonathan Segal, a lawyer who speaks and writes about biased hiring, says, most CEOs understand the concept of unconscious bias, they just don’t believe it happens at their company.