Multi-Cultural Team Building
In this study, Dr. Jeske focuses on what it takes to form and lead a multi0cultural, multi-ethnic team. In previous workshops, he has discussed the importance of leadership and Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Mentoring Intelligence (MQ) and in this study turns his attention to the importance for leaders to acquire CQ or Cultural Intelligence and how to this impacts the leader’s ability to lead a team from various backgrounds to fulfill a common purpose.
In our increasingly globalized world, business leaders have recognized the correlation with CQ and success of their leaders. Learning to thrive in another culture is essential to fulfilling their objectives. Missionary training and cross-cultural missionaries have also long recognized this, though missiological activities do not always implement best practices in multicultural teams.
Dr. Jeske begins by discussing basic cultural intelligence factors and then how they apply to leading multi-cultural teams within various contexts. Topics include issues such as increasing one’s CQ, decision making, communication and language, financial discrepancies, gender inequities, and dealing with national and international relationships