Monthly Archives: July 2019

Leading from the Inside Out

Leading from the Inside Out

In this episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom talks about managing our inner voices and leading from the inside out. Leading from the Inside Out Leading from the inside out is all about learning how to manage our inner voices, sometimes called intuition. Leadership requires courage. It requires you to step out …

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Puzzles And Mysteries

A few months ago, I attended a conference where Malcolm Gladwell was the keynote speaker. He is a writer for The New Yorker and has written a number of books, among them, The Tipping Point, The Outliers, and What a Dog Saw. He’s a very thought-provoking writer, and I have always really enjoyed his work. …

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CQ Action

CQ Action

In this episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom discusses the fourth component of cultural intelligence, which is CQ Action. CQ Action CQ Action is how we act appropriately in cross-culture or multi-culture situations. It is  our verbal and non-verbal communication that helps us work in building relationships with people. Overcoming Challenges Our …

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Cascading your Learning

A client that I was working with recently brought his senior team together and we did a number of exercises so that we could align the executive team .He devised 3 key operating principles that he introduced to the team and outlined as the main areas of focus for the next 12 months and we …

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CQ Strategy

CQ Strategy

In this episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom discusses the third component of cultural intelligence, which is CQ Strategy. CQ Strategy CQ Strategy is being aware of what’s going on. It’s all about having a plan for interaction and making sure that it is aligned with the culture you are interacting with. …

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Focus

Let’s for a moment consider why focus is important for you as a leader and how much time you allocate to focused work. As a leader, you need to allow time to do what I call ‘deep work’. So what’s deep work? Deep work is when you focus on strategy. Deep work is when you …

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Nine Dimensions of CQ

Nine Dimensions of CQ

In this episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom discusses the nine dimensions of cultural intelligence. The Nine Dimensions of Cultural Intelligence Relationship and Task – Some cultures put great emphasis on building relationships before getting the task done while other cultures just focus on getting the task done. Harmony and Control – …

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EXTROVERT YOUR THINKING

I want to share something with you that I learnt from a client recently and it’s called ‘extrovert your thinking.’ I really was quite fascinated with this when she shared it with me, and it occurred when we were in a meeting together with some members of her team. She said, ‘Just wait here for …

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Problem vs Solution

Last year, I did an online coaching course that used a Solution Based approach. I was looking for a framework for an intervention with a client of mine and it seemed to fit. I really enjoyed the program and decided to do some further learning in the area and so I did a 2 day …

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CQ Knowledge

In this episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom discusses the second component of cultural intelligence, which is CQ Knowledge. CQ Knowledge CQ Knowledge is the ability to understand how culture influences other people – how they think, how they behave, and what are the similarities and differences across cultures. The Components of …

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