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Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Time:5:30 to 7:30pm.(1 PDU - Leadership)
The Surprising Truth about Engaging Culturally Diverse Stakeholders
As globalization continues to gain speed and strength, the 'one-size-fits-all' approach to leadership is no longer sufficient to effectively engage an increasingly diverse, multicultural, and international project stakeholders. More than ever before, the capacity to manage and leverage cultural differences is becoming an increasingly important skill for individuals at all levels of the organization and especially at the managerial and senior leadership level.
Drawing from the growing body of research in cognitive, social, and cultural neuroscience, the presentation will introduce a framework for understanding cultural differences by focusing on core cultural dimensions that drive behavior in cross-cultural collaboration. Understanding these dimensions is critical to understanding why the most consistent underlying source of misunderstanding and conflict in culturally diverse teams is linked to “dignity violations”.
You will gain fresh insights about the essential role dignity plays in leading across cultures and what dignity means in different cultures. You will examine your culturally learned assumptions about leadership and come away with a greater understanding of how to adapt your communication and leadership styles to the needs and demands of cross-cultural environments.
- Recognize the challenges of leading in a cross-cultural environment and gain a better understanding of the essential leadership skills for leading culturally diverse teams and stakeholders
- Understand how culture shapes our definition of dignity and respect and the implications for engaging culturally diverse teams and stakeholders
- Gain practical strategies for how to adapt your communication and leadership styles to the needs and demands of culturally diverse teams and stakeholders
Mr. Samad Aidane, MSc. PMP, is a cross-cultural leadership development researcher, trainer, and coach. His industry experience spans telecom, finance, health care, and government projects in the U.S., Germany, Austria, and Belgium, with organizations such as HP, Cap Gemini, Time Warner Telecom, and Telefonica. Samad holds a Master of Science Degree in the Neuroscience of Leadership from Middlesex University, U.K. His current Ph.D. research interest in Applied Neuroscience investigates how findings from social and cultural neuroscience informs our understanding of the effect of culture on emotions, cognition, and behavior and their practical application to leadership and Cultural Intelligence development.