Leadership Essentials: Respecting Different Cultures
National culture has specific characteristics such as language, religion, ethnic and racial identity, and cultural history and traditions. Our cultural background affects the way we view the world and will affect how you lead your team on a day-to-day basis. As a leader in an increasingly diverse staff team, you will need to work with your employees to ensure that they can effectively communicate with individuals from a range of cultures and understand the benefits diverse teams can bring.
‘Leadership Essentials: Respecting Different Cultures’ provides an overview of why respecting different cultures is essential for leadership capability and includes ‘Top Tips’ on how respecting different cultures can help you become a better leader.
The Essentials leaflet is supported by three Spotlights that look at respecting different cultures in more detail to help you improve your leadership skills:
- Cultural Difference
- Working Across Cultures
- Cultural Intelligence
"Organisations often appoint leaders for their IQ. Then, years later, sack them for their lack of EQ (Emotional Intelligence). Common Purpose argues that in the future they will promote for CQ - Cultural Intelligence"
Julia Middleton, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Common Purpose UK
"In today's interconnected and globalized world, it is now commonplace for people with dissimilar worldviews, faiths, and races, to live side by side. It is a matter of great urgency, therefore, that we find ways to cooperate with one another in a spirit of mutual acceptance and respect."