Developing Cultural Adaptability

Overview

Being able to communicate effectively across cultural differences, understanding how to negotiate complex social situations, and being familiar with the customs and norms of many cultures are important skills in organizations today. Perhaps even more important than possessing those essential pieces of cultural knowledge is the skill of cultural adaptability--the willingness and ability to recognize, understand, and work effectively across cultural differences. Proficiency in this area helps managers to build the ...
See more details below
Paperback
$10.77
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$11.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (3) from $8.99   
  • New (3) from $8.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

Being able to communicate effectively across cultural differences, understanding how to negotiate complex social situations, and being familiar with the customs and norms of many cultures are important skills in organizations today. Perhaps even more important than possessing those essential pieces of cultural knowledge is the skill of cultural adaptability--the willingness and ability to recognize, understand, and work effectively across cultural differences. Proficiency in this area helps managers to build the relationships needed to achieve results in today's global organizations, especially when those relationships are forged across borders and cultures.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932973969
  • Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

This series of guidebooks draws on the practical knowledge that the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) has generated, since its inception in 1970, through its research and educational activity conducted in partnership with hundreds of thousands of managers and executives. Much of this knowledge is shared-in a way that is distinct from the typical university department, professional association, or consultancy. CCL is not simply a collection of individual experts, although the individual credentials of its staff are impressive; rather it is a community, with its members holding certain principles in common and working together to understand and generate practical responses to today's leadership and organizational challenges.
The purpose of the series is to provide managers with specific advice on how to complete a developmental task or solve a leadership challenge. In doing that, the series carries out CCL's mission to advance the understanding, practice, and development of leadership for the benefit of society worldwide.

Jennifer J. Deal is a research scientist at CCL with interests in global and generational issues of leadership. She is the author and coauthor of several works related to executive selection, global management, and other issues. She holds a Ph.D. degree in industrial/organizational psychology from The Ohio State University.

Don W. Prince is manager of the Leadership Development Program (LDP) at CCL’s campus in Brussels, Belgium. He is associated with CCL’s Global Initiatives group, assisting in the facilitation of internal communications about CCL’s global work. Don has extensive international travel experience, having conducted business or executive training in sixteen countries. He holds degrees from the University of North Texas and Southwestern Seminary.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

7 What Is Cultural Adaptability?

7 Why Is Cultural Adaptability Important?

12 Developing Your Cultural Adaptability

Examine Your Cultural Foundations

Expect to Encounter Cultural Differences

Educate Yourself about Different Cultures

Experience Cross-cultural Interactions and Learn from Them

28 Cultural Adaptability at Work

29 Suggested Readings

30 Background

31 Key Point Summary

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)