The International Business of Music with Iain Wilson |Podcast| 017How did a small team from Northern Ireland create a world-renowned service and build up an international clientele winning multiple national and global awards for their excellence?
Find out as Marco talks with Iain Wilson the CEO of IBC- Music and a Certified Inter-Cultural Intelligence Practitioner.
IBC-Music specializes in helping international musical instrument brands find manufacturing and distribution partners across the world. Just last month, IBC Music won The King’s Award for Enterprise, the most prestigious business award in the UK. It is one of only 148 organizations to be recognized.
On top of that, IBC helped one of its Canadian customers, Riversong Guitars, win the prestigious MMR Dealers' Choice Award for Acoustic Guitar of the year in 2022. IBC was the sourcing agent for the River Pacific P2P acoustic guitar, helping it beat leading international guitar brands.
Global Leadership — How to Become a Culturally Agile Leader |Podcast| 016Whether it's leading staff living around the world, navigating different cultural and personal workstyles, or working on teams across borders — leading globally keeps becoming more complex. Global leaders must guide their teams through local and regional instabilities, drastic industry changes, political upheaval, protests and strikes, and many other turbulent surprises.
In this episode, Marco and Shelley walk through the things global leaders need to succeed in today's world. They explore the one thing that holds back global leaders that want to be culturally agile as well as practical tips for how you can start becoming a culturally agile leader.
Interpersonal Assessments in an Intercultural World with Linda Berlot |Podcast|015Most psychometric tools are created by researchers in the West. These tools are shaped by cultural human beings with Western biases. Are these tools viable in non-Western settings?
How do you avoid marginalizing non-western team members if you do use those tools?
Listen as Linda Berlot shares deep insights to help managers and facilitators alike use psychometric assessments to help their intercultural teams thrive. Learn how to bring cultural agility into the valuable tools you already use.
Linda Berlot is the CEO of Berlot Group and works with executive teams to address intangible hurdles that exist around trust, conflict, communication, and intercultural issues, to adopt a better, more collaborative, and united way of working together.
Thriving Intercultural Relationship with Bart Heiligenberg and Julie Heiligenberg |Podcast|014How do you create a thriving intercultural marriage or relationship?
The challenges of the last few years have taught us that quality relationships are crucial for success in work and life. Listen to these stories of relational success to learn how to build better relationships at home and work.
Bart and Julie Heiligenberg and Bryce and Thelma Dzirbik share their stories walking through life bringing together cultures from the USA, Netherlands, and Nigeria in the UAE.
Exploring the Depths of Trust on Teams |Podcast| 013What is trust? What causes it to erode? How can a team build a resilient culture of trust?
In 2022, Gallup ran a poll and released statistics revealing that up to 70% of employees would leave their job if they could. Much of that dissatisfaction is rooted in distrust. A lack of trust creates misunderstanding and a breakdown in collaboration. Work culture turns toxic, resulting in a traumatized workforce.
In this episode, Shelley Reinhart, KnowledgeWorkx’s Global Liaison, and Marco Blankenburgh, International Director of KnowledgeWorkx, dive deep into what it means to trust, and they identify practical ways to begin building trust in your workplace and on your teams.
Intercultural Consulting with George Kesselaar |Podcast| 012Join George Kesselaar and Marco as they explore the complexities of intercultural consulting and how to successfully facilitate positive behavior change in people in this global world.
George Kesselaar is a seasoned corporate transformation specialist with 25 years of executive level experience in Big 4 consulting firms and deep experience in managing strategic change, human resources transformation, high-performance learning journeys, and executive compensation in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Southern Africa.
Currently, he is a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Cape Town, investigating antecedents to change supportive behavior during large-scale organizational change interventions through worldviews.
Creating Belonging in Organizational Culture with Hasan Rafiq |Podcast| 011Hasan Rafiq has worked as a senior Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) leader at some of the world's largest companies, including Ernst & Young and Facebook.
Join Hasan and Marco as they explore the intricacies of creating a culture of belonging in organizations both large and small.
Read the full article here:https://www.knowledgeworkx.com/post/creating-belonging-in-organizational-culture-with-hasan-rafiq
The Story of a Culture Creator-A Special Interview with Marco Blankenburgh |Podcast| 010Our 10th episode features an authentic conversation with KnowledgeWorkx’s founder and International Director, Marco Blankenburgh.
Shelley Reinhart, KnowlegeWorkx's Global Network Liaison, conducts this engaging interview. She asks Marco about his childhood in the Netherlands, his service in the Dutch Special Forces, his love of plants, and the story of the creation of KnowledgeWorkx.
Read the full article here: https://www.knowledgeworkx.com/post/the-story-of-a-culture-creator-a-special-interview-with-marco-blankenburgh
Building Bridges Across Racial Divides with Ming-Jinn Tong and Andy Gray| Podcast| 009Join Ming-Jinn Tong, Andy Gray, and Marco as they unpack how cultural agility is building exciting new bridges in racial equity and diversity and inclusion work in Minneapolis.
Ming-Jinn Tong is a Certified Intercultural Intelligence Practitioner and owner of Cultivate, a specialty consulting firm helping companies connect better across cultures. As an amateur chef, Ming-Jinn likes to equate culture with a good meal. He loves everything about culture. The flavors, the textures, the colors, the sights, the smells. He sees culture everywhere and is eager to engage with it. Find out more about his work at meetcultivate.com
Read the full article here: https://www.knowledgeworkx.com/post/building-bridges-across-racial-divides-with-ming-jinn-tong-and-andy-gray
Intercultural Communication and Strategy with Nic Labuschagne |Podcast| 008Join Nic Labuschagne and Marco as they explore how cultural agility helps you adapt communication to fit audiences from many different cultures.
Nic Labuschagne is a senior director of strategy at APCO Worldwide and is based in Dubai. He is a communications strategist with over 30 years’ experience in helping governments and organizations in emerging markets (Middle East and Africa), to successfully and sustainably manage reputational risk. At APCO, Mr. Labuschagne leads the Crisis and Sustainability practices, providing communications strategy, issue, crisis and change management advice, and communication capacity building to corporate and government clients.
Read the full article here:https://www.knowledgeworkx.com/post/intercultural-communication-and-strategy-with-nic-labuschagne
Creating Culture through Learning and Development with Kerry Lee |Podcast|007Join Learning and Development Professional and Certified Intercultural Coach Kerry Lee, as she and Marco explore how we can position ourselves and our ideas in a way that connects across cultures.
Kerry is a life-long learner with an insatiable curiosity about people, potential, and cultures. She works with individuals and teams to develop their potential through coaching and customized learning experience design by embracing the unique genius of each individual.
Read the full article here:https://www.knowledgeworkx.com/post/creating-culture-through-learning-and-development-with-kerry-lee
Building Culturally Agile Schools with Michael Bartlett & Shelley Reinhart |Podcast|006Unlocking Cultural Agility with Marco Blankenburgh presents: Building Culturally Agile Schools with Michael Bartlett and Shelley Reinhart
Join Michael and Shelley as they explore the ways teachers, parents, and school administrators can transform their schools and classrooms into culturally inclusive spaces.
Michael Bartlett is the Head of School Partnerships at Suraasa. He has founded schools, served as an executive school principal, and consulted for international schools around the UAE.
Read the full article herehttps://www.knowledgeworkx.com/post/building-culturally-agile-schools-with-michael-bartlett-and-shelley-reinhart