Cultural Intelligence is a skill you can acquire through constant practice. Cultural differences are all too often limited to nationalities or ethnicities. We all have several identities and belong to several different groups. For example, there are cultural differences between us and our parents: We don’t always think or act the same way. There are cultural differences between genders, as we are socialized in certain behaviors. There are cultural differences between job roles: An engineer and a salesperson will look at the same events with a different eye and have different interpretations.
Read more from Marie-Therese Claes Ph.D. a Professor of Cross-Cultural Management at Louvain School of Management, University of Louvain, Belgium. She teaches in the CEMS Masters in International Management and is part of the Global Leadership Faculty Group. She is a regular contributor on Nurturing Cultural Intelligence from Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/nurturing-cultural-intelligence/201907/repeat-correct-reflect-practicing-cultural-intelligence