Culture beats strategy. Always.

 

For many business leaders, cultural awareness and understanding is considered a soft skill that can be taken lightly compared to hard skills like market research, negotiation strategies, and business development skills. But a leader's ability to successfully do any of these tasks in a multicultural context quickly becomes a bottom-line issue when dealing with real people in real situations.

  

You may be a leader of cross-cultural teams, an expatriate manager responsible for post-merger integration, or a global purchaser. You regularly interact with people of different cultural backgrounds - employees, consultants, sales managers, world-wide specialists, suppliers, customers, or joint venture partners.The number one predictor of your success in this borderless world is not your IQ, not your CV, and not even your expertise.

 

It is your Cultural Intelligence (CQ™) - your INDIVIDUAL capacity to be and remain effective in a variety of cultural contexts, and an powerful key to developing of a global mindset.  

 

 

More on Cultural Intelligence (CQ™) and its effects

 

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    We help you develop your CQ for better performance 
in connection with

 

  • Managing cross-border ventures
  • Managing a foreign subsidiary or a dealership abroad
  • Integration processes with M&A
  • Managing cultural diversity at a workplace

 

      We provide education and training of expartiate managers with cross-border relocation

 

      And the only validated CQ Assessments™

 

Managing abroad

 

Assessing culture


National vs. Corporate


Reading cultural patterns


CQ Recruitment


CQ Leadership


CQ Assessments™ 

Mergers&Acquisitions

 

How culture matters in M&A


M&A: hidden costs


Cultural Due Diligence


Appropriate integration strategies


Integrating leadership

 

CQ Expat

 

Your CQ profile and cultural adjustment 

 


Awareness: your cultural patterns in action

 


Your CQ plan for best performance

 


Expat skills training 

 

 
CQ for your family

CQ Coaching

 

Starting point: your CQ profile
CQ Drive

CQ Knowledge

CQ Strategy

CQ Action

 

CQ coaching package
5 structured sessions
Performance-based

 

Can be supplemented by

Skills training

CQ educaton

 


Culture hides much more than it reveals, and strangely enough what it hides, it hides most effectively from its own participants.

 

Edward Hall

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