November 2018

The Power of StoryTelling

Story telling has been an integral part of learning, communication and culture since the dawn of humankind. As children we yearn to hear stories from our parents and from that we receive wisdom, life lessons, morals, values and family history. As adults they educate, entertain and inform us. Stories move and inspire us to take action or not, be better and most of all understand patterns in life.

Story telling is a big part of who I am and the work I engage in. Stories help people at a number of levels to make sense of the information and concepts I discuss and also connect them with their own experiences and emotions. Most importantly stories make information both memorable and shareable.

To quote Robert McKee, the author of ‘Story’ and 30 year veteran of the Hollywood screenwriting industry, - ‘Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today’

In my newly released book, ‘Cultural Agility – A Practical Guide for putting Cultural Intelligence into Action,’ I have shared my experiences and stories from more than 25 years of cross-cultural consulting, to demonstrate the ways in which we can adapt ourselves to function optimally in multicultural situations. In using these stories, I have tried to provide models and examples of how individuals, leaders and managers can be more effective across culture, distance and time. This essentially stems from being more aware of our own worldview, that of others and the integration of these views to achieve better outcomes for both individuals and organisations.

If these are areas of interest for you, the book is now available as an ebook and paperback at:

For our valued readers, we are delighted to offer a 20% discount for all online sales for the next 14 days.

Please use the promo code below at the check out of our store.



Podcast Recommendation:

This month I would like to share with you my podcast on Cultural Intelligence Vs Cultural Agility where I discuss the theoretical and practical applications of these concepts.

Book Recommendation:


Cultural Agility - A Practical guide for putting Cultural Intelligence into Action, Dr. Tom Verghese

I would be remiss not to promote my own book here!!
So here’s a testimonial from Leonie Rothwell, General Manager of Coachlive:

‘Thank you Dr Tom Verghese for a copy of your new book - Cultural Agility. I read it cover to cover in one sitting. Theory meets practice (Praxis) in this timely book to develop your Cultural Intelligence and put it into action. I will be using the Cultural Mirror going forward!’

- Leonie Rothwell, Coachlive

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