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What is Cultural Intelligence – According to ChatGPT

We asked Chat GPT to write a 500-word blog on cultural intelligence, specifically: What is cultural intelligence? The result, as copy-pasted below, is impressive. However, we know that ChatGPT creates answers from a programmed database built using sources that may or may not be credible. Therefore, we reviewed the copy

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inclusive leadership

Inclusive Leadership: From KPIs to KBIs

As organizations and leaders progressively lean towards a more inclusive way of managing their people and conducting business, Key Behavioural Indicators (KBIs) are gaining momentum to measure efficiency – but also critical inclusive leadership behaviours such as humility, courage, and curiosity. Will KBIs dethrone Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as the

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cultural diversity

Inclusive Cultures

Our Inclusive Leadership Sessions (ILS) lead our participants to dive into myriad topics and candid conversations. One is cultural values, which we analyze before the sessions using cultural intelligence assessments. The assessments provide information on the participant’s position within the spectrum of a pair of “opposing” cultural values such as

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cultural values

Direct vs Indirect Communications

One of the challenges that typically tops the list when managing diversity is communication barriers. Differences in languages are, of course, a key element and usually the first one we address. We translate texts for our presentations or marketing materials, get a language coach to communicate when we do not

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Inclusive leadership and cultural intelligence

In their work to foster diversity, equity and inclusion in their organizations, a growing number of leaders aspire to be more inclusive. And with ample reason, it seems. According to an article published by Harvard Business Review, “inclusive leadership is emerging as a unique and critical capability helping organizations adapt

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Design and Cultural Adaptation – 3 steps

Designing a commercial space requires a deep understanding of the target clientele – even more so across borders. So, in designing a space for a Montreal clientele, Saguez & Partners, a global design agency based in France, turned to ACCULTURA to learn more about Canadian, Quebec and Montreal cultural values.

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Selling to international clients – 3 critical steps

How can you capture your Chinese prospect’s interest in an email? Is your French-Canadian presentation adapted to convince your prospect in France? What should you plan for a successful business development trip to Mexico? These questions are but a sample of those you should be asking when doing business abroad.

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Cancer and Bias in the Workplace

Too often, we think of cancer as a death sentence. However, this disease has multiple forms, and survival rates are increasing. In Canada, 1 person out of 2 will be affected by cancer during their lifetime, representing a significant portion of the workforce, whether employees or entrepreneurs who create jobs.

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multicultural

Multicultural Virtual Team Meetings: 3 Key Considerations

Virtual team meetings now represent a significant part of the work for anyone involved in a non-location-dependent job. While technology has allowed many organizations to remain productive during the pandemic, virtual meetings have brought their share of cons and pros. Chief among the latter is the ability to gather colleagues

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diversity and education

Teaching with cultural intelligence

This winter, I taught a course on Communications and Cultural Intelligence to a group of master’s students at Montreal’s HEC. None of them was of Canadian origin. One was from China, 2 from the United States, 1 from Italy, and another was newly established in France. I provided the course in

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