Genesis of cultural intelligence

Our world is shrinking. Fifty years ago most of us lived in a community with people who looked like us, talked like us, believed like us, and behaved the same as us. This is no longer true. Very few of us are not touched daily by differences in others. We live with diversity surrounding us in a global society.

The ability to understand different perspectives and then appropriately and effectively adapt our behavior is now required for success. CQ is unique in that it predicts our capabilities to work with diversity and differences. Understanding, using, and increasing your cultural intelligence (CQ) improves the way you relate to and network with diverse others.

Please take a moment and reflect on how increasing your cultural intelligence might impact your life. Next share your reflection as a comment. Finally, read and respond to a few comments from your fellow learners. Join in a discussion.

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