Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior Across Cultures without Losing Yourself in the Process

Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior Across Cultures without Losing Yourself in the Process

by Andy Molinsky

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422187272
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date: 03/12/2013
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 579,555
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Andy Molinsky is an associate professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School. He specializes in cross-cultural interaction in business settings and has created a popular MBA course focused on cross-cultural adaptation. He has published widely on the topic of cultural adaptation; his work has been featured by a range of media outlets including the Financial Times, the Boston Globe, NPR, and Voice of America.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Part 1 Why Global Dexterity Matters

1 Introduction to Global Dexterity 5

2 Psychological Challenges of Developing Global Dexterity 23

Part 2 How to Develop Your Own Global Dexterity

3 Diagnose the New Cultural Code 47

4 Identify Your Own Challenges with the New Cultural Code 71

5 Overcome Challenges by Customizing Your Cultural Behavior 85

6 Integrate What You Have Learned Through Rehearsal and Evaluation 109

Part 3 Fine-Tuning Your Global Dexterity

7 Charting Your Progress over Time 129

8 Getting Others to Forgive Your Cultural Mistakes 139

9 Finding a Cultural Mentor 153

10 Choosing Whether or Not to Adapt Your Behavior 163

Conclusion: The Myth and Reality of Adapting Behavior across Cultures 173

Notes 183

Index 187

About the Author 199

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