Cultural Intelligence

Author: David C. Thomas
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781626568662
Release Date: 2017-03-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Succeed in Any Culture, in Every Situation In today's global economy, the ability to interact effectively across cultures is a fundamental job requirement for just about everyone. But it's impossible to learn the customs and traits of every single culture. David Thomas and Kerr Inkson present a universal set of techniques and people skills that will allow you to adapt quickly to, and thrive in, any cultural environment. You'll learn to discard your own culturally based assumptions and pay careful attention, in a mindful and creative way, to cues in cross-cultural situations. The authors show how to apply cultural intelligence in a series of specific situations: making decisions; communicating, negotiating, and resolving conflicts; leading and motivating others; and designing, managing, and contributing to multicultural groups and teams. This extensively revised third edition has been updated with new stories showing cultural intelligence in action. Thomas and Inkson have broadened the focus beyond business to include organizations of all kinds—nonprofits, governments, educational institutions, and more. And they include a reliable and valid measure of cultural intelligence based on a decade of research by an international team of scholars.

Cultural Intelligence

Author: David Thomas
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781442955288
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

What this globalization means for businesspeople is that the need to interact with people who are culturally different has never been greater and will only increase in the future. Cross-cultural people skills are important because managing people effectively is key to organizational effectiveness, and the people in organizations are increasingly multicultural. This book is about becoming more effective in dealing with people from different cultural backgrounds. It is about acquiring the global people skills that are important for twenty-first-century managers. It is for people who travel overseas and encounter new cultures, as well as for those who stay at home and find that other cultures come to them. It is about acquiring the cultural intelligence not only to survive without difficulty or embarrassment in the new global, multicultural business environment, but to pursue your goals in this environment with the confidence needed for success.

Cultural Intelligence

Author: David Clinton Thomas
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler
ISBN: 1576756254
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

As the world grows more connected every day, the need also grows for an updated edition of this classic guidebook to help navigate the ever-expanding cultural mazes of a truly globalized world.

Understanding Careers

Author: Kerr Inkson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473909090
Release Date: 2014-11-10
Genre: Business & Economics

In the hotly anticipated second edition of Understanding Careers, Kerr Inkson has teamed up with Nicky Dries and John Arnold to take readers on a fascinating journey through the field of Career Studies. Interdisciplinary – the text brings together and critiques a range of perspectives, allowing for a broader and more holistic understanding of the field. Theory and practice – comprehensive coverage of all the key theories and cutting edge research is related to the real world through over 50 cases studies. A new ‘Careers in Practice’ section contains chapters devoted to self-development, career counselling, and organizational practices. International perspective – contains examples, cases, research, references and statistics from a range of countries. Use of metaphor – the text is structured around commonly used metaphors for careers, helping students relate to the ideas presented and providing a framework for analysis and comparison. Ideal reading for students considering their own career and personal development, as well as those studying career development, career guidance or human resource management within a psychology, education, counselling or business degree.

101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees

Author: Paul FALCONE
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0814413498
Release Date: 2009-04-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Inappropriate attire, lateness, sexually offensive behavior, not to mention productivity and communication issues ... these are just a few of the uncomfortable topics bosses must sometimes discuss with their employees. 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees offers realistic sample dialogues managers can use to facilitate clear, direct interactions with their employees, helping them sidestep potential awkwardness and meet issues head-on. This practical, solution-oriented book walks readers through some of the most common—as well as the most serious—employee problems they are likely to encounter. Covering everything from substandard performance reviews to personal hygiene to termination meetings, this handy guide helps managers treat their people with dignity, focusing not just on what to say but also on how to say it. This helpful book provides proven techniques managers can use to protect themselves and their organizations...and get the very best from their people.

Wellsprings of Knowledge

Author: Dorothy Leonard-Barton
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 0875848591
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Business & Economics

Argues that knowledge is a renewable asset and a competitive advantage, and shows ways companies can effectively build and manage knowledge

Fully Connected

Author: Julia Hobsbawm
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472926852
Release Date: 2017-04-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Shortlisted for the CMI's Management Book of the Year Award 2018 and the Business Book Awards 2018 Twenty-five years after the arrival of the Internet, we are drowning in data and deadlines. Humans and machines are in fully connected overdrive - and starting to become entwined as never before. Truly, it is an Age of Overload. We can never have imagined that absorbing so much information while trying to maintain a healthy balance in our personal and professional lives could feel so complex, dissatisfying and unproductive. Something is missing. That something, Julia Hobsbawm argues in this ground-breaking book, is Social Health, a new blueprint for modern connectedness. She begins with the premise that much of what we think about healthy ways to live have not been updated any more than have most post-war modern institutions, which are themselves also struggling in the twenty-first century. In 1946, the World Health Organization defined 'health' as 'a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.' What we understood by 'social' in the middle of the last century now desperately needs an update. In Fully Connected Julia Hobsbawm takes us on a journey – often a personal one, 'from Telex to Twitter' – to illustrate how the answer to the Age of Overload can come from devising management-based systems which are both highly practical and yet intuitive, and which draw inspiration from the huge advances the world has made in tackling other kinds of health, specifically nutrition, exercise, and mental well-being. Drawing on the latest thinking in health and behavioural economics, social psychology, neuroscience, management and social network analysis, this book provides a cornucopia of case studies and ideas, to educate and inspire a new generation of managers, policymakers and anyone wanting to navigate through the rough seas of overload.

Essentials of International Human Resource Management

Author: David C. Thomas
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483315874
Release Date: 2013-06-28
Genre: Business & Economics

Essentials of International Human Resource Management: Managing People Globally, by David C. Thomas and Mila B. Lazarova, provides concise coverage of key HRM concepts, balancing comparative approaches and US and non-US schools of thought. Not limited to the multinational firm, this book reflects the most current knowledge in the field and considers all types of organizations embedded in the global context. Chapter-opening vignettes (short cases) exemplify the chapter’s core topics and show readers how chapter content can be applied. Extensive references make it easy for readers to explore concepts in more depth.

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Author: Neil Postman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 014303653X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Social Science

Examines the ways in which television has transformed public discourse--in politics, education, religion, science, and elsewhere--into a form of entertainment that undermines exposition, explanation and knowledge, in a special anniversary edition of the classic critique of the influence of the mass media on a democratic society. Reprint.

Surviving the Future

Author: David Fleming
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603586474
Release Date: 2016-08-04
Genre: Social Science

Surviving the Future is a story drawn from the fertile ground of the late David Fleming’s extraordinary Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It. That hardback consists of four hundred and four interlinked dictionary entries, inviting readers to choose their own path through its radical vision. Recognizing that Lean Logic’s sheer size and unusual structure can be daunting, Fleming’s long-time collaborator Shaun Chamberlin has selected and edited one of these potential narratives to create Surviving the Future. The content, rare insights, and uniquely enjoyable writing style remain Fleming’s, but are presented here at a more accessible paperback-length and in conventional read-it-front-to-back format. The subtitle—Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy—hints at Fleming’s vision. He believed that the market economy will not survive its inherent flaws beyond the early decades of this century, and that its failure will bring great challenges, but he did not dwell on this: “We know what we need to do. We need to build the sequel, to draw on inspiration which has lain dormant, like the seed beneath the snow.” Surviving the Future lays out a compelling and powerfully different new economics for a post-growth world. One that relies not on taut competitiveness and eternally increasing productivity—“putting the grim into reality”—but on the play, humor, conversation, and reciprocal obligations of a rich culture. Building on a remarkable breadth of intellectual and cultural heritage—from Keynes to Kumar, Homer to Huxley, Mumford to MacIntyre, Scruton to Shiva, Shakespeare to Schumacher—Fleming describes a world in which, as he says, “there will be time for music.” This is the world that many of us want to live in, yet we are told it is idealistic and unrealistic. With an evident mastery of both economic theory and historical precedent, Fleming shows that it is not only desirable, but actually the only system with a realistic claim to longevity. With friendliness, humor, and charm, Surviving the Future plucks this vision out of our daydreams and shows us how to make it real.

Cultural Intelligence

Author: Brooks Peterson
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
ISBN: 9781931930376
Release Date: 2011-01-11
Genre: Social Science

The best available introduction to the concepts of intercultural communication and practice.

Listening and Human Communication in the 21st Century

Author: Andrew D. Wolvin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444359374
Release Date: 2011-09-13
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Bringing together top listening scholars from a range of disciplines and real world perspectives, Listening and Human Communication in the 21st Century offers a state-of-the-art overview of what we know and think about listening behavior in the 21st century. Introduces students to the core issues listening theory and practice Includes student friendly features such as editorial introductions to each section and questions for further reflection at the end of each chapter Discussion ranges from historical perspectives to present theory, to teaching and performing listening in the classroom, in health care, and in corporate settings

The Martian Chronicles

Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451678192
Release Date: 2012-04-17
Genre: Fiction

The tranquility of Mars is disrupted by humans who want to conquer space, colonize the planet, and escape a doomed Earth.

Confident Pluralism

Author: John D. Inazu
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226365459
Release Date: 2016-05-12
Genre: Law

"In Confident Pluralism, John D. Inazu analyzes the current state of the country, orients the contemporary United States within its broader history, and explores the ways that Americans can—and must—live together peaceably despite these deeply engrained differences. Pluralism is one of the founding creeds of the United States—yet America’s society and legal system continues to face deep, unsolved structural problems in dealing with differing cultural anxieties, and minority viewpoints. Inazu not only argues that it is possible to cohabitate peacefully in this country, but also lays out realistic guidelines for our society and legal system to achieve the new American dream through civic practices that value toleration over protest, humility over defensiveness, and persuasion over coercion"--cover page verso.

The Lexus and the Olive Tree

Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250013743
Release Date: 2012-08-21
Genre: Business & Economics

A brilliant investigation of globalization, the most significant socioeconomic trend in the world today, and how it is affecting every part of society--economically, politically, and culturally--abroad and at home.