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Tags: awareness, business, communication, communication styles, culture and society, differences, meetings, multiculturalism, The Culture Maps
Multicultural meetings can be tricky to lead. “People bring their cultural baggage with them wherever they go—and that includes the workplace,” says Jeanne M. Brett, professor of dispute resolution and negotiations at Kellogg School of Management. Communication styles vary from culture to culture as do notions of authority and hierarchy, which only heightens the potential for misunderstanding and hard feelings. “If you don’t prepare for cultural differences and anticipate them at the front end, they’re a lot harder to deal with after the fact,” she says. It’s daunting but you needn’t feel overwhelmed, says Erin Meyer, a professor at INSEAD and the author of The Culture Maps. Approach your cross-cultural meeting with an open mind. And, have faith in your abilities because “you likely have more experience than you know,” adds Andy Molinsky, professor of organizational behavior at Brandeis University International Business School and the author of the book Global Dexterity. “You’ve probably run meetings where there was quite a lot of diversity, be it gender diversity, functional diversity, seniority diversity, or just different personalities—culture is one more element,” he says. Here are some ideas to help ensure that your multicultural meetings go smoothly.
Free Courses for Decision Making And Reasoning – ClearerThinking.org | The Smartest Way to Respond to a Friend in NeedPosted: November 22, 2015 in College and Career Readiness, communication
Tags: communication, Decision making, relationships
The Smartest Way to Respond to a Friend in Need
Tags: character, character development, character education, communication, credibility, learning
Educators and learning leaders of all sorts, including employers, need to better understand what it takes to become a leader. Credibility is only one of the factors of true leadership.
How can we teach students to become leaders?
Character education is incomplete without exploration of leadership. It may be at the heart of complaints about favoritism, hypocrisy, lying, and weakness. Note that each factor contributes to the perception of credibility, including competence. How can we use this or similar models to teach students to become leaders? to define character? the importance of education to build competence?