Cultural Intelligence (CQ)  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book – a new domain of intelligence that has immense relevance to the increasingly global and diverse workplace.





Some aspects of culture are easy to see, the obvious things like art and music and behavior.  However, the significant and most challenging parts of other cultures are hidden.  These might include our beliefs, values, expectations, attitudes, and assumptions. Our cultural perceptions and programming in these areas shape our thoughts, opinions and actions. They also make us decide what is ‘normal’ in our eyes and create ‘us’ and ‘them’ mindset.  Cross-cultural acceptance and communication problems are caused by the perceived deviation by other cultures from our version of normality.




Tagore quotes

The bird thinks it is an act of kindness to give the fish a lift in the air.

Rabindranath Tagore


The map is not the territory;
people respond to their experience, not to reality itself.  >>>

Psychology of Success



Cultural intelligence will help you manage cross-cultural differences effectively, in particular:

lower the cultural barriers caused by ‘us’ and ‘them’ and to allow you to predict what ‘they’ are thinking and how they will react to your behavior patterns

harness the power of cultural diversity and synergise diversities .

In today's globalizing world, cultural intelligence is a necessary tool for every manager who deals with diverse teams of employees, customers, partners, competitors, government, and other business players.