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5 September 2019
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The Secret Tool to Maximize Innovation and Productivity
Do you work with a colleague, client or supplier from a different cultural background to your own?  You may think that cultural intelligence is something that only expatriates and multi-nationals need to think about, but there are at least half a dozen ways in which becoming more culturally intelligent (more CQ) can help you to grow your business.

First of all, let’s clarify what cultural intelligence is. I see it as a combination of emotional intelligence and cultural knowledge and there is no doubt that being more CQ gives you a real advantage when it comes to working with people from other cultures, whether you are wanting to communicate, to negotiate, to buy or sell, lead or follow. Click below to learn how CQ impacts innovation, client relationships and employee engagement.

10 Ways of Saving Face with Cultural Intelligence
The idea of saving face with cultural intelligence governs social interaction in many high-context cultures, from Latin to Arab, but no more so than in Asia, particularly in China, Korea and Japan.

This notion that any kind of social embarrassment should be avoided stems from the need to maintain social harmony. Saving face with cultural intelligence is more than the Western concept of simply protecting one’s personal integrity; it’s more about preserving the honor of the group, whether that be a family, a clan, a company or even the country. Failure to understand this can cause a permanent rift in a relationship. Of course, individuals within a group may have different outlooks, but we have ten survival tips for doing business in a high-context culture.

What We're Reading This Week
This week we recommend reading...

Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder

By Reshma Saujani

In a book inspired by her popular TED talk, New York Times bestselling author Reshma Saujani empowers women and girls to embrace imperfection and bravery.

Imagine if you lived without the fear of not being good enough. If you didn't care how your life looked on Instagram, or worry about what total strangers thought of you. Imagine if you could let go of the guilt, and stop beating yourself up for tiny mistakes. What if, in every decision you faced, you took the bolder path?
Ebook series
By Terence Brake

As part of our ongoing commitment to the development of borderless working strategies, Terence Brake, our Head of Learning and Innovation, has written a series of insightful books.

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