Category Archives: Cultural Diversity

WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL?

Who is your role model? Or perhaps the question should be, who are your role models? Why are these people your role models, and what have you learned from them? I’ve been reflecting on this topic of role models recently, because of some work I’ve been doing with leadership teams. An exercise that we’ve been […]

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YOUR LEADERSHIP JOURNEY

I was working with an executive client recently, and I asked him to map his leadership journey. He said, ‘Hmm, I don’t think I’ve ever done that.’ I said, ‘Well, let’s try it. Look at the time when you first started your career, and over the last 20 years, what has your leadership journey looked […]

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CONFIDENT OR ARROGANT

What’s the difference between confidence and arrogance? To quote one of my mentors, Dr. Alan Weiss, ‘Confidence is having the ability, or the knowledge that you have something of value worth sharing and that you are always open to learning about other things. Arrogance, on the other hand, is feeling you have something of value […]

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Speaking up

I was having breakfast with a client, and he was telling me about his recent visit to Japan. He was meeting with a number of his clients. He’s currently involved in a joint venture with two Japanese firms, and he was representing his company on this trip to Japan. It was his first time to […]

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Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Diversity

Last week I was a panelist for the discussion “Building Cultural Capability Networks” to further explore findings from Cracking the Cultural Ceiling: Future Proofing Your Business in the Asian Century research. The Diversity Council of Australia surveyed over 300 leaders and emerging leaders from Asian cultural backgrounds working in Australia. One of the challenges that I came away […]

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