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Why Cultural Intelligence is an Essential Skill for the 21st Century

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Cultural Intelligence (CI) or Cultural Quotient (CQ) is a skill that enables you to effectively adapt to different cultural contexts.

The first to introduce and describe this concept were Professors Soon Ang and Christopher Earley in their book “Cultural Intelligence: Individual Interactions Across Cultures”.

Developing Cultural Intelligence has become especially relevant today.

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How to Sell to Customers from Different Cultures and Countries

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Do cultural differences matter in sales?

Well, if you’re looking for the answer to this question, then chances are you already know. It's a yes!

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A Quick Guide to Cultural Differences in the Classroom for Teachers and Educators

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Are you interested in how to teach students from different cultures?

Would you like to understand why cultural competence is important for teachers?

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How Cultural Accuracy Checking Can Make or Break Your Global Business Venture

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Doing business around the world means your product or service has to be suitable for lots of different cultures.

If it’s not, your chances of success are reduced.

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What are Some Experiences of Working in a Multicultural Team?

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If you’ve worked in a well-managed, multicultural team, then you’ll know it can be an incredibly rewarding experience.

In fact, high functioning, multicultural teams can be more productive, more creative and – on the whole, more successful than monocultural teams!

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How Do I Become More Culturally Aware?

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Before we answer this question, here’s one for you!

How do you know that you are not already culturally aware?

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A Case Study in the Business Culture of Saudi Arabia

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Case studies are a great way of learning.

Especially so when it comes to exploring cultural differences in business.

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What 3 Cultural Differences Should Americans Know When Working with the French?

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If you’re from the USA and work with the French, then it’s a good idea to understand the culture.

French people are incredibly proud of their heritage and cultural identity.

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Cultural Competence Starts with Intercultural Consciousness

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If you’re a business professional working in an international setting, then you’ll understand the importance placed on cultural competence.

Whether it’s recruitment, promotion or performance development - the need for cultural competence is of increasing importance in business.

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Why is Cultural Competence Important when Working with International Customers?

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If you provide services or sell products, you’ll know how important a positive Customer Experience is.

Positive interactions and experiences retain customers and drive repeat business.

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Cultural Differences between The U.S. and Saudi Arabia in Business

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If you’re American and new to doing business with Saudis, then this is for you!

We're going to give you a quick-fire overview of some of the most common challenges faced by the two cultures when doing business together.

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What Does ‘Cultural Awareness’ Mean?

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Let's explore the definition of cultural awareness.

Within the training, education and research fields you will hear many terms, sometimes used interchangeably.

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Why Do Cultures Exist?

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Where did 'culture' come from? What does 'culture' do?

In order to understand cultural differences, you need to take a step back.

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Cultural Differences, Trust and Business Relationships

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What impact do you think cultural differences have on a business relationship and trust-building?

Well, researchers have taken the time to try and find out!

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10 Cultural Differences Between Japanese and Western Workplaces

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Working with the Japanese in a professional capacity can be tough.

For some cultures, such as for Americans, Canadians, Germans, Australians and British, the Japanese culture can seem a little alien.

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British vs. Indian Culture - Important Cultural Differences

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What are some of the important differences between British and Indian culture?

Here we'll examine some of the common areas within the workplace and professional world where Brits and Indians don't quite see eye-to-eye.

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3 Real-life Examples of Cultural Misunderstandings in Business

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Need examples of cultural misunderstandings in business?

Well, we are going to share real-life examples of cultural misunderstandings from our cross-cultural training work.

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Western Cultures More Likely to Sacrifice Individuals Finds New Research

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Would you sacrifice one life to save many?

This is the question researchers posed to people around the world, gaining some fascinating insights into values, beliefs and cultural differences.

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Practical Tips on Business Meetings in Chinese Culture

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Doing business in China? Then you'll be attending lots of meetings!

If you’re attending meetings in China, then it’s important to understand a little about Chinese culture and how meetings are run.

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Cultural Differences When Working in The USA

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Did you know that the USA is one of our most in-demand countries in terms of cross-cultural training?

We support a diverse spectrum of business professionals from across the globe who work with Americans by helping them understand the culture, and specifically the business culture.

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