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WELCOME building global awareness and cultural intelligence. Overview: Global Awareness. Global awareness Cultural Intelligence Linking global awareness and cultural intelligence to leader effectiveness Skills and tools to build our knowledge and enhance our application of global trends.
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Overview: Global Awareness • Global awareness • Cultural Intelligence • Linking global awareness and cultural intelligence to leader effectiveness • Skills and tools to build our knowledge and enhance our application of global trends
Global Awareness Global Awareness Leads To… Leadership that is Globally Engaged and Aware. VIDEO
The World Is Flat “Each century, as we push out the frontiers of human knowledge, work at every level becomes more complex, requiring more pattern recognition and problem solving.” Thomas Friedman, The World Is Flat
global awareness: What is it? What does it mean to be globally aware? • An openness to connect • Adjusting the way we think • Connecting to your interests • Integrating locally and institutionally
global awareness: Why is it important? Why it is important for leaders to be globally aware? When leaders are globally aware and connected to a macro and micro understanding of life across cultures, they become communicators of information and events as well as strategic integrators of information within their institutions.
Literacies of Global Leadership Five Literacies • Networked Intelligence • Futuring • Strategic Navigation • Deep Design • Brand Resonance “The vast global dynamic is only just booting up. Yet it is already giving rise to a disconcertingly complex environment in which the axioms . . . of the past appear increasingly inadequate.” Richard David Hames The Five Literacies of Global Leadership To be successful in the future we must transform our vision from the inside out to the outside in.
global awareness: what are the skills? WHAT ARE THE SKILLS FOR INCREASING GLOBAL AWARENESS? Global awareness is work! It is the result of an intentional effort to add the perceptions, skills, and competencies required to see events and to understand the significance of those events within a cultural and global context.
global awareness case study • In groups read The Building Global Awareness case study. • Discuss questions. • Report out.
global awareness How do we prepare ourselves for the complexity of being leaders who are globally aware and connected? Ian Goldin is director of the 21st Century School at Oxford. Through the school's program of research, collaboration, and education, he's powering new, cross-disciplinary thinking about global problems from the near and far future. Video
global awareness Reflection Using insights gained from the exercise and video, what are your next steps to increase and strengthen your capacity for Global Awareness?
Cultural Intelligence Cultural Intelligence • Understand why cultural intelligence is important for leaders. • Assess your understanding of cultural intelligence. • Explore how cultural intelligence can increase your leadership effectiveness. • Identify the skills and insights necessary to successfully demonstrate cultural intelligence.
Assessing your cultural Intelligence • Answer the eight questions using a five-point Likert Scale where • 1 = Considerable Improvement Needed • 3 = Moderate Improvement Needed • 5 = No Improvement Needed • Share with your group your scores for questions 1, 3, and 6.
cultural Intelligence The Three Parts of Cultural Intelligence The mindfulness of the leader allows for continuous learning and information gathering that augments existing knowledgeand informs the creation of new behaviorsand actions.
cultural Intelligence Components The Differences Difference Makes Cultural Intelligence makes it possible to see and honor difference. Moreover, it understands the details of differences and then seeks to build bridges of understanding to connect and communicate.
cultural Intelligence Skills What are the skills necessary to build Cultural Intelligence? The Five-Step Skill-Building Process Open attitude is the prerequisite for developing cross-cultural effectiveness. Cultural knowledge must be translated into cross-cultural skills to be effective. Self and other awareness must be grounded in cross- cultural knowledge. Self-awareness accelerates other awareness. Walker, 2007
Barriers to Cultural Intelligence Often, we are the ones who can get in the way our own acquisition of cultural intelligence. Addressing existing biases, fears, and prejudices are essential if we intend to build and use cultural intelligencein relationships and institutions.
Cultural Intelligence Discussion How have you seen leaders exercise cultural intelligence in a way that recognizes and advances understanding, builds relationships, and increases institutional effectiveness?
Assessing Cultures to Build C.I. How do we assess cultures to increase Cultural Intelligence? “Provide for me the tools to open up the world around me and I will gain the insights that will not only change me but the very world in which I live, work, and influence.”
Assessing Cultures to Build C.I. When building Cultural Intelligence, the GLOBE’s nine dimensions can provide specific information that can contribute to: These nine dimensions provide “windows” into the worlds of those around us that build understanding and connections. We gain the vital details that help accelerate our own learning and the learning of our colleagues and institutions.
About Case studies Case studies require us to analyze problem situations and reach our own conclusions concerning the outcome. • Name the issue. • Review the facts. • WHO is the ultimate decider? • List the key stakeholders. • Determine what matters. • Assess why it matters and to whom. • Assess your relationship with key stakeholders. • Make a recommendation.
A case study The Case: Making a Meaningful Connection • In your groups, read the Richardson College Case Study. • Engage in discussion about the situation. • Provide responses to each of the questions. • Be prepared to discuss your results.
Summary • Global Awareness is about building conscious awareness of how unfolding world events might in some way impact our institutions • Stay informed, connected, and involved • Broker understanding about and be an informed and reasoned advocate for Global Awareness at our institutions • Connect Global Awareness with Cultural Intelligence • Strengthen our capacity to engage in Cultural Intelligence • Contribute to institutional capacity for international community • Build a knowledge exchange
What’s Your Plan Tomorrow? • What opportunities/platforms exist in the area of building Global Awareness for the future? • What steps might you take as a leader to accelerate the acquisition of Cultural Intelligence? • Who can you call on to help? • What opportunities exist in your community to increase access to healthy cross-cultural experiences?
WRITING AND REFLECTION Record two to three ideas or issues that came out of the discussion that were most meaningful to you.