Succeed in Any Culture, in Every Situation In today's global economy, the ability to interact effectively across cultures is a fundamental job requirement for just about everyone. But it's impossible to learn the customs and traits of every single culture. David Thomas and Kerr Inkson present a universal set of techniques and people skills that will allow you to adapt quickly to, and thrive in, any cultural environment. You'll learn to discard your own culturally based assumptions and pay careful attention, in a mindful and creative way, to cues in cross-cultural situations. The authors show how to apply cultural intelligence in a series of specific situations: making decisions; communicating, negotiating, and resolving conflicts; leading and motivating others; and designing, managing, and contributing to multicultural groups and teams. This extensively revised third edition has been updated with new stories showing cultural intelligence in action. Thomas and Inkson have broadened the focus beyond business to include organizations of all kinds—nonprofits, governments, educational institutions, and more. And they include a reliable and valid measure of cultural intelligence based on a decade of research by an international team of scholars.
From the bestselling author of A More Beautiful Question, hundreds of big and small questions that harness the magic of inquiry to tackle challenges we all face--at work, in our relationships, and beyond.
When confronted with almost any demanding situation, the act of questioning can help guide us to smart decisions. By asking questions, we can analyze, learn, and move forward in the face of uncertainty. But "questionologist" Warren Berger says that the questions must be the right ones; the ones that cut to the heart of complexity or enable us to see an old problem in a fresh way.
In The Book of Beautiful Questions, Berger shares illuminating stories and compelling research on the power of inquiry. Drawn from the insights and expertise of psychologists, innovators, effective leaders, and some of the world's foremost creative thinkers, he presents the essential questions readers need to make the best choices when it truly counts, with a particular focus in four key areas: decision-making, creativity, leadership, and relationships.
The powerful questions in this book can help you:
- Identify opportunities in your career or industry
- Generate fresh ideas in business or in your own creative pursuits
- Check your biases so you can make better judgments and decisions
- Do a better job of communicating and connecting with the people around you
Thoughtful, provocative, and actionable, these beautiful questions can be applied immediately to bring about change in your work or your everyday life.
Land your next customer with total confidence you’ll keep them for the long-term.Keep Your Customers shares a fresh perspective on the old problem of customer relations. Ali Cudby shares with business leaders how to set up customer engagement for loyalty with a company culture to support it.Keep Your Customers provides from real-world consumer behavior stories, business best practices and CEO-led case studies featuring industries ranging from technology (ClusterTruck, PERQ), consumer packaged goods (Soapbox) and retail (Esprit de la Femme, Urban Stems). Interviews with renown venture capitalists Mark Suster and Kara Nortman of Upfront Ventures, Square Capital executive Jackie Reses, and indie music Shudder To Think’s frontman Craig Wedren are also featured. Forward by Springboard Enterprises Founder Kay Koplovitz. Keep Your Customers is ideal for business leaders who want to grow without being stuck in the endless grind of new customer acquisition. It shares the strategies and tactics that boost long-term customer value.Who can benefit from reading Keep Your Customers?Business Leaders interested in tying consumer behavior to customer retention through brand loyalty. Entrepreneurs looking to crack the customer relations mystery wide open while they grow their business - not losing clients. Managers and leaders at all levels in all industries who want to improve communication skills across their teams while massively improving the overall customer experience in ways that actually make a difference.
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