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Fostering a healthy culture on your team goes beyond promoting tolerance. We need management skills that are flexible enough to harness the beauty of tolerance in the workplace while avoiding its dangers.

Published in Management

Inter-cultural factors can blur the separation between coaching and mentoring. An Inter-cultural Intelligence Coach should learn to change hats between the two, and be much more versatile in the way they approach the coaching relationship and the coaching journey.

Published in Global Intelligence

Alignment within your team or organisation requires concern for your personnel (Relational Excellence). But what do you do when the improvement of your processes and systems (Transactional Excellence) is just as critical to your organization?

Published in Management
Sunday, 29 January 2017 17:58

Are you riding a culture-shifting pendulum?

To thrive in today’s global world, it is necessary to strive toward both Relational Excellence and Transactional Excellence. However, this often sets a culture-shifting pendulum in motion.

Published in Management
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 07:43

Assessments in IC Settings: Y/N? Part 3

Another reason why Inter-Cultural Intelligence matters!

Published in Personal Development
Sunday, 07 August 2016 00:01

Assessments in IC Settings: Y/N? Part 2

Again, comprehensive assessments can be useful tools! “Getting to the bottom of” your team, learning together what sort of strengths and focus areas might be influencing a team's performance both relationally and transactionally—these can be highly valuable exercises. But as useful as comprehensive assessments can be, they will inevitably cause challenges in intercultural contexts.

Published in Personal Development

Are assessments helpful? Does their helpfulness depend on what construct is being assessed—e.g., personality differences, behavior styles, strengths and focus areas, etc.? Can they be as beneficial in intercultural situations as they are in mono-cultural settings? How might Inter-Cultural Intelligence and an understanding of the Three Colors of Worldview inform how we create and administer assessments?

Published in Personal Development
Sunday, 17 July 2016 09:26

"Openness" is not always better

From time to time, we share stories that illustrate lessons we have learned while facilitating workshops or developing global leaders. Our consultants and coaches certainly have not "arrived," and learning from our own and others' mistakes is part of the ongoing benefit of pursuing Inter-Cultural Intelligence Certification. Here is one of those stories—a tale of a temporary fail that happily resulted in a permanent improvement.

Published in Global Intelligence
Sunday, 10 July 2016 09:54

Aligning Intercultural Teams, Part 2

For at least two decades, high-performance teaming and optimal alignment have been trending in the field of team leadership and development. Leaders who can align and motivate teams to perform effectively and efficiently are always going to be in high demand.

Published in Management
Sunday, 03 July 2016 08:44

Aligning Intercultural Teams, Part 1

There are multiple angles from which to look at leadership team alignment, but applying Inter-Cultural Intelligence takes it to a whole new (and increasingly necessary) level.

Published in Management
Sunday, 13 September 2015 09:56

Three things workplace coaching must engage

Coaching in the workplace must engage three sides of personal development in order to effectively address behavior and create meaningful and lasting change: the personality, the emotions, and culture.

Published in Management
Thursday, 31 July 2014 04:00

Destiny in intercultural education

An application of the 12 Dimensions: Understanding how differences in Destiny orientation can make or break your international career and impact organizational development?

Published in Stories

Application of the 12 Dimensions: Making sense of relational patterns of people in international organizations and catering for diversity in cultural dimensions

Published in Stories

The application of the 12 Dimensions of Culture to international schools

Published in Stories
Saturday, 16 March 2013 04:00

Status (12 Dimensions of Culture #12)

How the mechanisms for success in Ascribed and Achieved status impact global talent management

Published in Global Intelligence

Individual vs. Community accountability and its effect on work relationships and performance management.

Published in Global Intelligence
Saturday, 16 February 2013 04:00

Communication (12 Dimensions of Culture #10)

The importance of recognizing direct and indirect communication styles for performance management, customer service, and corporate branding.

Published in Global Intelligence
Saturday, 02 February 2013 04:00

Planning (12 Dimensions of Culture #9)

Time-Oriented or People-Oriented.

Published in Global Intelligence

Rules-Based or Relationship-Based in terms of Decision Making

Published in Global Intelligence
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 04:00

Expression (12 Dimensions of Culture #7)

Conceal vs. Reveal

Published in Global Intelligence
Friday, 23 November 2012 04:00

Connecting (12 Dimensions of Culture #6)

How Inclusive and Exclusive connecting can improve interaction and information sharing in your company.

Published in Global Intelligence
Sunday, 21 October 2012 04:00

Destiny (12 Dimensions of Culture #4)

How differences in Destiny orientation can make or break your career and impact organizational development.

Published in Global Intelligence
Monday, 08 October 2012 04:00

Outlook (12 Dimensions of Culture #3)

How do you look to the future? The impact of innovation and tradition.

Published in Global Intelligence
Monday, 24 September 2012 04:00

Relationship (12 Dimensions of Culture #2)

Make sense of the relational patterns of people in your organization and cater for diversity in your staff's cultural dimensions.

Published in Global Intelligence
Monday, 10 September 2012 04:00

Growth Dimension

Growth is the first of 12 Dimensions of Culture that KnowledgeWorkx uses to map out the intercultural terrain. If you haven't already, you should read our article introducing the 12 Dimensions here.

Published in Global Intelligence
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