Musings

Cultural Intelligence – Sharing Stories

It is useful to take a moment to reflect on the CQ success stories and consider what the key principle and techniques were that led to some positive outcomes; and to consider those not so…

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Organisational Effectiveness and Cultural Differences

I wanted to share some key points from a recent article “Three Secrets of Organizational Effectiveness” by Newton and Davis. In their discussions around three management approaches – autonomy, purpose and recognition, they highlighted to…

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Asian Expatriates

Spend 10 minutes doing an Internet search for information around Chinese or Indian expatriates and your searches will respond with Western expatriates living in China and India. While there are a lot studies and statistics…

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The Art of Mindful Leadership

A couple of workshops and a few great articles lately have reinforced the art of mindfulness and its role in changing mind-sets. Mindfulness makes us less judgemental, more creative, more engaged and open, more productive…

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Connectivity and Cultural Intelligence

A recent IBM study ‘Leading Through Connections’ identified that the conventional way of working isn’t enough to compete in todays globally competitive environment; and that we need to respond to this new connected era. Organisations…

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Knowing When to Speak and When to Listen

I read an interesting article of an experience shared by Erin Meyer in the Harvard Business Review ‘Cultural Coaching – Knowing when to shut-up.  Erin was working as a cultural coach, her assignment was to…

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