From the Great Wall to Wall Street: A Cross-Cultural Look at Leadership and Management in China and the US
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Wei Yen explores how differences in world views between Eastern and Western thought and culture have on management and leadership behaviours. In The Geography of Thought Richard Nisbett showed how the thought and culture of the East is rooted in Chinese Confucian ideals while that of the West goes back to the early Greeks
Opportunities and Challenges of Workplace Diversity
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Directed primarily toward undergraduate business majors, this text also provides practical content to current and aspiring industry professionals.Opportunities and Challenges of Workplace Diversity teaches readers to uncover and understand the complexities of managing diversity through a unique dialogue of opportunity.Encourages readers to develop a set of skills they will need when managing diversity in their careers.
Being Global: How to Think, Act, and Lead in a Transformed World
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What makes being a global business leader today such a complex task? It’s more than mastering your knowledge of various geographies and cultures, though that is essential. But to succeed, you must also master the complex mind-set and competencies needed to lead in today’s fully globalized world. Not an easy assignment.
Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Cultural Diversity in Business
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Since its original publication, Riding the Waves of Culture has been considered the definitive guide to one of the 21st century’s most pressing management concerns―effectively leading people and organizations in an increasingly global business environment.The third edition of this business classic brings you completely up-to-date in a world transformed by radical changes in politics, society, the economy, and technology.
Coaching Across Cultures: New Tools for Leveraging National, Corporate and Professional Differences
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As coaches and clients increasingly realise, the demands of business mean that it is now vital to integrate, understand and leverage cultural differences across countries and corporations. This work bridges the gap between coaching and interculturalism.This book will show you how to integrate the cultural dimension into coaching and coaching skills into intercultural work.
Global Coaching: An Integrated Approach for Long-Lasting Results
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The need for a "master level" of coaching has never been greater in the global economy and interconnected world in which we live. Global Coaching inspires managers and coaches to find meaningful and long-lasting results through an integrated approach, combining coaching strategies from six perspectives-physical, managerial, psychological, cultural, political and spiritual.
Models for Intercultural Collaboration and Negotiation
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This book is the first to bring together research material from different communities, Computer Science and especially Artificial Intelligence, and Social Sciences, e.g. Anthropology, Social Psychology, Political Science that present ideas and viewpoints, methods and models on inter-cultural collaboration and negotiation.
Teaching and Training for Global Engineering
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Provides a foundation for understanding a range of linguistic, cultural, and technological factors to effectively practice international communication in a variety of professional communication arenas.An in-depth analysis of how cultural factors influence translation, document design, and visual communication.A summary of strategies for engaging in effective e-learning in international contexts.
Doing Business Internationally, Second Edition: The Guide To Cross-Cultural Success
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Doing Business Internationally, Second Edition, is a nontechnical, accessible resource for managing today's multicultural organizations. Revised, restructured, and refocused from its classic first edition, it introduces the revolutionary Cultural Orientations Inventory (COI), a unique and valuable tool for identifying critical skills gaps and practicing style-switching, potentially increasing effectiveness and improving performance.
Intercultural Management: A Case-Based Approach to Achieving Complementarity and Synergy
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This ground breaking textbook looks at the issue of managing across cultures: the difficulties and opportunities it brings and the competencies needed to handle situation and create solutions. Applying a constructive approach, Intercultural Management demonstrates how cultural diversity can be used as a resource to demonstrate synergy and complementarity.
What is Global Leadership?: 10 Key Behaviors that Define Great Global Leaders
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What is global leadership? It turns out that many companies around the world are missing a key point: that global leadership is distinctly different from the leadership skills needed in a domestic operation. The global economy requires a new set of leadership skills-imbued with a global mindset, multi-functional and effective across cultures and nationalities-that were not as critical even a decade ago.
Leading Cross-Culturally: Covenant Relationships for Effective Christian Leadership
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As the US becomes more diverse, cross-cultural ministry is increasingly important for nearly all pastors and church leaders. Of particular concern is the issue of leadership--a difficult task made even more challenging in multicultural settings. Sherwood Lingenfelter helps the reader understand his or her own leadership culture (and its blind spots), examine it critically in light of Scripture, and become an effective learner of other cultural perspectives on leadership.
Managing Cultural Differences
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The world of business for all organizations in the twenty-first century is global, interdependent, complex, and rapidly changing. That means sophisticated global leadership skills are required more than ever today. Individual and organizational success is no longer dependent solely on business acumen. Our ability to understand, communicate, and manage across borders, countries, and cultures has never been as important as it is now
Global Leadership: Research, Practice, and Development
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This text focuses on leading across cultural, economic, social, national, and political boundaries simultaneously. Global Leadership presents the field’s latest studies and practices in a succinct and engaging style that helps scholars, managers, and students grasp the complexities of being a global leader.Users of previous editions will notice that the book has been restructured into five new parts to provide a better conceptual flow.
The Five Principles of Global Leadership: How To Manage The Complexities Of Global Leadership
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The type of global leadership described in the five principles of this book is effective in any organization. Of course the context changes, but how you manage the context and complexities will determine the effectiveness of your leadership. Working with global organizations, I see the main obstacle to being a successful global leader is the inability to develop a clear strategy.
Culture Clash 2: Managing the Global High Performance Team
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Sweden's Electrolux wondered why its vacuum cleaners did not sell in the United States. When someone realized its slogan "Nothing sucks like Electrolux" did not sell, it was too late...Don’t know how to enter a strategic market? Can't get global alliances aligned? Flying blind in international meetings? Facing cross-border conflicts? Lost in translation?
Leading Coherently: Reflections From Leaders Around the World
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Leading Coherently draws insight from 36 exemplary leaders to describe a natural and potent relationship between leadership formation, performance, and sustainability. Through sharing their leadership stories, leaders from across the globe reveal prominent themes about how leaders are formed to the role of influencing others toward the achievement of goals.
American Citizen, Global Citizen: How Expanding Our Identities Makes Us Safer, Stronger, Wiser - And Builds a Better World
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Sweeping the globe from Seoul to Amsterdam, London to Japan, American Citizen, Global Citizen is now being released for the first time in the United States.Rather than wait for someone else to fix the problems that face humanity, this book challenges us to realize our global common ground in every aspect of our lives. If you want a richer and more meaningful life, and if you want to pass along a better world for generations to come, then read this book - and share it with others.
Empowering Global Citizens: A World Course
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How do we help students work effectively with others from diverse cultural backgrounds? How do we help them understand the world? How do we prepare them for work and life in an era of globalization, volatility, and uncertainty? This book presents The World Course, a curriculum on global citizenship education designed to equip students with the competencies they need to thrive and contribute to sustainable development in an era of globalization.
Building Cultural Intelligence (CQ): 9 Megaskills
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This engaging, interactive book is best suited for any course that emphasizes cultural awareness and understanding, human interaction and cultural communication among diverse populations and the development of specific skills necessary to relate to others effectively.BUilding CQ has been used successfully in workforce training programs, faculty and staff development activities and programs, and “mini-courses” or workshops dealing with professional development.
Multicultural Intelligence: Eight Make-or-Break Rules for Marketing to Race, Ethnicity, and Sexual Orientation
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When the first edition of this book was released in 2009, America had just elected its first truly multicultural President and some, either optimistically or naiively proclaimed that the nation had become a "post-racial" society. With a father from Kenya and a mother from Kansas, raised in Hawaii with an Asian sister, Barack Obama referred to himself as a "mutt" at his first press conference.
CQ: Developing Cultural Intelligence at Work
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This book explains to those living and working in another country how to identify and develop their Cultural Intelligence, or CQ. Cultural intelligence is an outsider’s natural ability to interpret and respond to unfamiliar cultural signals in an appropriate manner.Filled with real-world examples and case studies, this book explains how to assess one’s own skills and improve one’s CQ.
Cultural Intelligence: People Skills for Global Business
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Much more than simply a list of protocols, Cultural Intelligence helps readers develop a mind-set that can be applied to any number of countries, cultures, and business situations. It is a systematic way to approach the tremendous variety of interactions and challenges that business people must face around the world - much easier and more realistic than documenting every trait of every culture and preparing to cater to each.
Cultural Intelligence: CQ: The Competitive Edge for Leaders Crossing Borders
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Right now, vast amounts of time and money are being invested all round the world in building global brands and organisations. But where are the global leaders who will lead them? Leaders who can cross cultural boundaries: between east and west, and north and south; between faiths and beliefs; between public, private and voluntary sectors; and between the generations?
Cultural Intelligence: A Guide to Working with People from Other Cultures
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This is perfect antidote for overcoming cross-cultural differences, improving workplace communication, guiding solid business relationships, and contributing positively to your organization's bottom line. In this in-depth companion to the Peterson Cultural Style Indicator™, Dr. Peterson defines cultural intelligence and uses a clear and rational approach to explore the skills and characteristics required to work effectively with international clients, customers, and business partners - or inside any team, department, or organization with a rich mix of cultural perspectives.
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Across Cultures
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Put an end to miscommunication and inefficiency―and tap into the strengths of your diverse team.If you read nothing else on managing across cultures, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you manage culturally diverse employees, whether they’re dispersed around the world or you’re working with a multicultural team in a single location.
The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business
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Whether you work in a home office or abroad, business success in our ever more globalized and virtual world requires the skills to navigate through cultural differences and decode cultures foreign to your own. Renowned expert Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain where people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together.
Bridging Cultural Conflicts: A New Approach for a Changing World
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In our global society, challenging conflicts abound in personal, business, government, and international settings. Many of these conflicts are complicated by layers of miscommunication, cultural misunderstandings, and completely different ways of looking at the world. These conflicts cannot be solved by goodwill or sincere intentions alone. In our multicultural world, we need new tools to address gaps in communication and understanding and the conflicts that flow from them.
Conflict Across Cultures: A Unique Experience of Bridging Differences
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Cultural differences among members of any group-be it a multinational business team or an international family-are frequently the source of misunderstanding and can lead to conflict. With powerful techniques for resolving or at least reducing conflicts, scholars and teachers from around the globe demystify the intricate and important relationship between conflict and culture.
Improving Intercultural Interactions: Modules for Cross-Cultural Training Programs
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Taking an educational model for counselling, this volume presents training modules relevant for a variety of circumstances from the world of business to that of education. Included throughout are practical exercises and self-assessment questions which promote cultural awareness.The volume is a companion to Improving Intercultural Interactions - the third volume in the Multicultural Aspects of Counseling series.
The Cultural Diversity Sourcebook: Getting Real About Diversity
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Award-winning text edited by Dr. Bob Abramms and Dr. George F. Simons. This 505-page landmark anthology presents diversity issues with articles from the traditional business press, as well as poetry, pop music, cartoons and theater. Topics include class, spirit, applications, gender, Affirmative Action, dilemmas, alternate models and more.
Developing Intercultural Awareness: A Cross-Cultural Training Handbook
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Developing Intercultural Awareness is a rich resource for cross-cultural training. Drawn from the authors' experience, this guide contains simulation games, case studies, icebreakers and other training activities for developing cross-cultural awareness in virtually any setting.In this second updated edition, new and dynamic activities have been added to the array of material already present in the book.
Being White in the Helping Professions: Developing Effective Intercultural Awareness
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In this reflective yet practical book, the author challenges white helping professionals to recognize their own cultural identity and the impact it has when practising in a multicultural environment.Judy Ryde reveals how white people have implicit and explicit advantages and privileges that often go unnoticed by them. . She explores whether it is possible to talk about a white identity, addresses uncomfortable feelings such as guilt or shame.
Serving with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence
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Short-term mission trips are great ways to impact the kingdom. Yet they can lack effectiveness because of mistakes or naiveté on the part of participants. In this insightful and timely book, David A. Livermore calls us to serve with our eyes open to global and cultural realities so we can become more effective cross-cultural ministers.
Diversity Consciousness: Opening Our Minds to People, Cultures, and Opportunities
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For courses in Success/Orientation, Diversity Race and Ethnic Relations, Cultural Diversity in the Workplace, Multiculturalism and Inclusion, Education. This work on human diversity integrates personal and organizational perspectives, research, and theories while discussing teamwork, communication, leadership, conflict, social networking, and other issues in the workplace, at school, and in the community.
Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind
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Based on research conducted in more than seventy countries over a forty-year span, Cultures and Organizations examines what drives people apart―when cooperation is so clearly in everyone’s interest. With major new contributions from Michael Minkov’s analysis of data from the World Values Survey, as well as an account of the evolution of cultures by Gert Jan Hofstede.
Cross-Cultural Dialogues: 74 Brief Encounters with Cultural Difference
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How much culture lurks in common conversation? According to Craig Storti, so much that many of our most common, seemingly innocent exchanges-in social settings, on the job, in the world of business-are cultural minefields waiting to explode. These explosions-cultural misunderstandings-can cause confusion, irritation, even alienation. At the workplace and in the world of business these explosions undermine communication, threaten important relationships, and cost a great deal of time and money; away from work, they strain, even endanger, personal relations.
The Diversity Advantage: A Guide to Making Diversity Work
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Powerful information you can put to work right away...this practical book is brimming with insights, answers, resources and tactics-to make diversity and inclusion daily practices instead of intangible concepts. This enhanced and updated edition of The Diversity Advantage: A Guide to Make Diversity Work is a must read for all professionals who want to improve their ability to interact effectively with all types of people regardless of their packaging.In today's global marketplace, having effective diversity and inclusion skills that enhance cultural competence is a must
The Human Equity Advantage: Beyond Diversity to Talent Optimization
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Trevor Wilson, global diversity strategist and visionary leader, presents a fresh, new management model that goes beyond the traditional diversity debate towards inclusion and building human capital. Featuring case studies and practical diagnostic tools and assessments, this book will benefit anyone who is interested in improving their business by building on the unique talents of employees' innate strengths, unique abilities, personality, attitude, life experience and virtues. The agent of this change, the driver of the process, is the equitable leader.
Cultural Advantage: The New Model for Succeeding with Global Teams
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It is all too common - and costly - for people in international groups to misunderstand each other. The Cultural Advantage: A New Model for Succeeding with Global Teams introduces a powerful new tool for international companies to overcome the obstacles inherent in global teams. The Model of Freedom helps individuals distinguish between personal and cultural behavior and allows them to contribute to better teamwork.
Bridging the Culture Gap: A Practical Guide to International Business Communication
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As globalization continues to gather momentum, the contact between business people from other countries is becoming more and more frequent. The more national boundaries a company crosses, the greater the scope for misunderstanding and conflict. To succeed internationally, it is essential to be able to break the barriers of culture, language and set patterns of thinking.The second edition of Bridging the Culture Gap is a distillation of many years' work and is based on the real-life business situations of the authors' international clients.
The Art of Crossing Cultures
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Adjusting to a new culture and getting along with the local people challenge everyone who lives and works abroad. Whether in business, diplomacy, education, or as a long-term visitor abroad, anyone can be blind-sided by a lack of international knowledge and experience and be caught at a disadvantage. In this completely revised and expanded edition of the classic The Art of Crossing Cultures, Craig Storti shows what it takes to encounter a new culture head-on and succeed.
Culture Crossing: Discover the Key to Making Successful Connections in the New Global Era
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People, money, and information are flowing faster than ever across international borders, putting us all just one step away from a culture crash—that moment when you unintentionally confuse, frustrate, or offend someone from another culture. Are you struggling with trying to learn the customs, nuances, and hot buttons of every culture you might come into contact with? Michael Landers guides you toward a better solution: becoming aware of your own cultural “baggage.” You’ll learn to sidestep the knee-jerk reactions that can get you into trouble and develop the agility to adjust your behaviors and expectations as needed.
Bridging the Gaps in Global Communication
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This major textbook for a growing area of study provides the reader with the framework necessary for understanding the implications of communication in the global media marketplace. Using practical examples, Newsom offers students and media professionals an indispensable guide to mastering the art of international and intercultural communication.It draws on the author's experiences teaching media and public relations across Asia, Africa, and Europe.Addresses an important subject that few other books do: how to communicate in the global media marketplace at both the interpersonal and public level.
Globalization and Culture: Global Mélange
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Now in a fully revised and updated edition, this seminal text disputes the view that we are experiencing a “clash of civilizations” as well as the idea that globalization leads to cultural homogenization. Instead, Jan Nederveen Pieterse argues that we are witnessing the formation of a global mélange culture through processes of cultural mixing or hybridization. From this perspective on globalization, conflict may be mitigated and identity preserved, albeit transformed.In a new chapter on China, the author focuses on the key issue of agency and power in hybridization, which is important in emerging economies generally, with China a particularly momentous case.
Cultural Chemistry: Simple Strategies for Bridging Cultural Gaps
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Are you fascinated but frustrated by cultural differences? Have you stood on the edge of cultural gaps and wondered how on earth to bridge them? Don't worry, you are not alone. Working across cultures can be very challenging, both professionally and personally, but these cultural gaps can be bridged. Cultural Chemistry combines strategy with knowledge, introducing you firstly to the Four R's - an easy, four-step process for simplifying and improving your cross-cultural partnerships - and then exploring cultural differences, by meeting people and hearing stories from all over the world.
Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization
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Within each corporation are anywhere from a few to hundreds of separate tribes. In Tribal Leadership, Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright demonstrate how these tribes develop—and show you how to assess them and lead them to maximize productivity and growth. A business management book like no other, Tribal Leadership is an essential tool to help managers and business leaders take better control of their organizations by utilizing the unique characteristics of the tribes that exist within.
China-West Interculture: Toward the Philosophy of World Integration
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World problems are intercultural, requiring sensitivity to cultural integrity in order to resolve. Wu Kuang-ming (Ph.D., philosophy, Yale) has been grappling with cultural clashes at their boundary for half a century, insisting that we must first let Chinese thinking be Chinese, not Western, leading thereby to a truly fruitful China-West and West-China interculture. This volume reports Wu's personal and academic journey on this matter, followed by fourteen international scholars' critical appreciations and Wu's grateful responses.
Make Haste Slowly Growing Effective Intercultural Communication
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Sustainable growth happens gradually! Here you will find the resources to stimulate reproducible growth among the people you serve. This newer edition offers a broader readership the insights and time-tested principles . . . refined over decades of teaching, research and interaction with people from around the globe.
Cultural Intelligence: Improving Your CQ to Engage Our Multicultural World
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Twenty-first-century society is diverse, and Christians must be able to understand other cultures and communicate effectively between and among them. Following up on the bestselling Hurt: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers, this new addition to the Youth, Family, and Culture series explores the much-needed skill of Cultural Intelligence (CQ), the ability to work effectively across national, ethnic, and even organizational cultures. While rooted in sound, scholarly research, Cultural Intelligence is highly practical and accessible to general readers.