Monthly Archives: October 2019

Intention vs Impact

Intention vs Impact

In this episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom discusses how to lead intentionally and deliver outcomes that are consistent with one’s cultural values. R U OK?  Australia has one of the highest levels of suicides in the world per capita or population. Held annually on the second Thursday of September, Australia’s R […]

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The Global World

I was reading a paper recently by McKinsey and they were talking about the state of the world. As you may know, McKinsey created the acronym BRIC, by looking at globalisation and growth in the globalised world and then anticipating that Brazil, Russia, India and China were the main markets. Of course, now they’ve come […]

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Humour Across Cultures

Humour Across Cultures

In this episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom discusses how humour is perceived across different cultures and how it can either make or break cultural boundaries. Humour Across Cultures A lot of jokes are based on delivery, timing, nuance, and commonality. It’s important to have a common understanding frame of reference for […]

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Point of View

Many years ago, my friend, Ed moved from San Francisco to Melbourne to become the regional sales manager for a global learning and development organisation. That’s when I first met him. He was here for four years, and we developed a strong friendship in that time, which has thrived over the many years that we’ve […]

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Negotiating Across Cultures

Negotiating Across Cultures

In this episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom discusses negotiating across cultures and how leaders can effectively address the challenges around that. Negotiating Across Cultures The better prepared you are, the better your options are going to be. Highlight the things that you are negotiating about. A successful negotiation is where both […]

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In those we trust…

Who do you go to when you want to get candid feedback or advice? You need to have a group of trusted advisors. I was recently preparing for a keynote presentation. I had 40 minutes for this presentation to a large audience and when I was working through the presentation, one of the things I […]

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Conflict in Virtual Teams

Conflict in Virtual Teams

In this episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom talks about how leaders can effectively manage and resolve conflict in virtual teams.  How to Manage Conflict in Virtual Teams Cultural Difference – the farther away you are from the other party, the greater the difference in culture is. Time zones – be conscious […]

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Are you on Brand ?

I was speaking recently at a conference to a group of emerging leaders, and one of the questions I asked was, ‘What’s your brand?’ I gave them an exercise, ‘Write down three words that describe your brand.’ I gave them some examples of different companies and asked them to reflect on the amount of money […]

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Feedback Across Cultures

Feedback Across Cultures

In this episode of the CQ for Global Leaders Podcast, Tom discusses why it’s important for leaders to be always looking for opportunities to provide feedback and how they can effectively do that. Feedback Across Cultures Feedback is necessary to all human beings. It helps us improve and lets us know that we are on […]

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