What’s Your CQ? 5 tips for improving your cultural intelligence
by Lori K. Baker
If you are an American, it’s easy to forget that so many of our innocent hand gestures—from the encouraging thumbs-up to the hippie-era peace sign—are interpreted as offensive and even vulgar overseas. For example, the A-OK sign is decidedly not OK in Brazil.
Tip #1: Know thyself.
Tip #2: Face the facts.
Tip #3: Talk it over.
Tip #4: Practice your way to perfection.
Tip #5: Hire a coach.
I recently had the privilege of participating in an interview for the University of Phoenix Alumni Association Magazine, Phoenix Focus. My comments are found in “What’s your CQ?” This magazine is chock full of great tips and information.
More excellent articles:
GREAT LEADERS: Are they born or made?
by Julie Wilson
Are great leadership skills genetic, or are they a result of environment and circumstance?
- Dual natures
- Common denominators
- Born that way: The fast track to leadership
- Cultivating your leadership potential
Where do you fit in the wild kingdom of leadership? Find out.
by Jenny Jedeikin
Can the animal world offer up human leadership comparisons? Some seem to think so.
- Leadership quiz: Which animal are you?
- Score yourself: Lion, Sheep, Bonobo Chimpanzee, Great White Shark, or Redback Spider.
by Lori Baker
This designing alumnus (Lloyd Princeton) has made his mark on both coasts by pairing style seekers with their perfect design match.
- A who’s who of clients
- Winning the match
- 5 Ways to meet your (professional) match
Click here to access the entire Phoenix Focus magazine.