Ever heard about Cultural Intelligence CQ
“90% of leading executives from 68 countries named multicultural leadership as their top management challenge.” ~International Labour Union.
Our world is shrinking and leaders from different cultures are finding that they need to work together. These cultures are formed from geography, faith, gender, generation, organisation and sector. And in a global world, where problems cross borders between cultures, we need leaders who can effectively cross those boundaries and cross cultures too; people who can communicate and build diverse networks necessary to solve messy problems. We need leaders who don’t just shy away from difference but gravitate towards it. They don’t see heterogeneity as threatening; they see it as creative, exciting, inspiring and enriching. These are the leaders with Cultural Intelligence (CQ).
Yet wherever you go in the world, people are being thrown together and are struggling to adapt and get on. Old and new divides are being crossed. Populations are becoming more diverse. Communication technology means that ‘global’ business is no longer just the remit of a few large organisations, but is increasingly the ambition of small businesses and individuals. It is also happening with sectors; the boundaries are blurring between the public, private and NGO sectors and leaders are struggling to understand one another.
While there is increasing recognition of the business case for culturally inclusive work settings, there is a critical lack of understanding about how to achieve this.
Cultural inclusion requires a different set of competencies to the ‘gender smarts’ required for gender inclusion. A culturally inclusive work setting requires a culturally intelligent workforce and leadership.
Cultural intelligence and inclusion training transfers the foundation knowledge, skills, and mindsets required to work effectively with culturally diverse stakeholders and to foster culturally inclusive work settings.
While social and emotional intelligence predict interpersonal effectiveness in culturally homogenous environments, cultural intelligence explains differences in interpersonal functioning outside one’s home culture. In diverse cultural settings
Sequor Consulting is happy to offer Cultural intelligence and inclusion training which transfers the foundation knowledge, skills, and mindsets required to work effectively with culturally diverse stakeholders and to foster culturally inclusive work settings. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information. It will change the way your leadership team performs.
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