culture

August 4, 2022

What is Organizational Development?

When you find out that someone is a nurse or an accountant, you understand what they do for a living. However, when people discover I am […]
July 28, 2022

How Leaders, Followers & Power Work Together (or Not!)

This week’s guest post is from Dustin J. Knutson. He holds a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University (VA) He lives in Colorado and works at Vation Ventures, […]
July 21, 2022

The Future of Work: Dystopia or Utopia?

Today’s guest post is from Dr. Philip Foster. You can learn more about him and his work below. _________ Recently I read an article from The Verge by Rich […]
October 14, 2021

24 Charts of Leadership Styles Around the World

Today’s content was originally posted by my colleague Paul Sohn. It contains a fantastic overview of global leadership styles and he graciously allowed me to recycle it for your enjoyment.  I had […]
August 5, 2021

Leading Globally: How Humane is Your Country?

As the world has learned about the tragic earthquake in Nepal we see a tremendous outpouring of generosity and compassion. However, not all nations respond the same to […]
July 22, 2021

Leading Globally: Individualistic vs. Collective Cultures

Me or We? Cultural studies reveal that one of these two biases drives how you prioritize and make decisions. Those who come from strong collective cultures practice, encourage, […]
July 15, 2021

Leading Globally: Understanding Cultural Assertiveness

A lasting impression from my trip to Indonesia is the pleasant smiles and accommodating nature of the locals I interacted with. In contrast, within hours of my arrival […]
June 17, 2021

Leading Globally: Understanding Future Orientation

What do the terms Just Do It, Don’t Worry be Happy, Manyana and Hakuna Matata have in common? Each provides a glimpse into a person’s orientation toward the future. […]
June 3, 2021

Global Leadership Skills: Why is performance orientation important?

“As you consult with us this month, you will find that our culture tends to work-to-live rather than live-to-work”. “This statement provided me with a very helpful orientation during a recent […]
October 18, 2016

Podcast: The Importance of Culture

Today’s post is a podcast that I recently provided for the Lead This! organization. Mergers and acquisitions consistently top the headlines, yet most of them fail. In […]
December 2, 2015

4 Things Star Wars Teaches Us About Cross-Cultural Leadership

As a professor I often tell my students that we will engage in learning and teaching together.  I am consistently influenced by the work and insights of […]
August 20, 2015

Global Leadership: Do You Have These 3 Cultural Agility Skills?

I like to spend time with people who have lived in other cultures. They are interesting. They have great stories. And they usually possess an exemplary set […]