Monthly Archives: June 2019

CQ Drive

CQ Drive

In this  episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom discusses the first component of cultural intelligence, which is CQ Drive. CQ Drive CQ Drive is what motivates us to interact with people of different cultures or to be in culturally diverse situations. The 3 Components of CQ Drive Intrinsic Drive – your inner …

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Transitioning into the workplace

Over the last 3 months we have had an intern working with us who is an international student. We were contacted by her as she is studying at one of Melbourne’s top universities doing a Masters in International Business. She was keen to broaden her knowledge and gain experience in the cross-cultural field having completed …

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Cultural Intelligence and Global Leadership

Cultural Intelligence and Global Leadership

In this episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom discusses the 4 aspects of cultural intelligence and the role of CQ in becoming a better global leader. Cultural Intelligence Cultural intelligence is the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultural backgrounds or to be effective in culturally diverse settings. You become …

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Psychological Safety

I’m currently working with a global leader, and as part of the project, I interviewed a number of his direct reports. Something that was consistently coming up, from the direct reports, was that it was very difficult to provide a contrary opinion, to this leader during meetings. Whenever something was raised about a topic that …

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What is Culture?

What is Culture

In this episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom discusses what culture is all about – how culture is tacit and at the same time subjective, and how self-awareness is key to understanding a culture that is different from your own. Definition of Culture Dr. Geert Hofstede defined culture as the collective programming …

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Putting your phone away

I was reading an article about the Melbourne rugby team, the Melbourne Storm recently, which really sparked an interest in me, and it intrigued me. One of the things they talked about as a reason for the team’s success in winning the grand final was that during all their team meetings, they had to put …

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Rational Candour

A client of mine told me about a book she recently read, called Rational Candour by Kim Scott, who is an ex google employee. She was raving about it as a model of providing feedback. She’s from the United States and she operates here in Australia, and she noted that there’s quite a difference in …

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Leadership and CQ

Leadership and CQ

In this episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom discusses leadership, global leadership and why cultural intelligence is important in both. This is a change of format from previous episodes to a longer form discussion. What is it about global leadership that requires CQ? Before we look at global leadership, we should just …

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