Visionary Leadership – The Role of Cultural Intelligence

Programme overview and objectives:

The Role of Cultural Intelligence.

In VUCA Contexts Cultural Intelligence is the ability to behave and communicate effectively and appropriately in cross-cultural settings in order to achieve one’s goals (Ang, et al., 2007; Earley & Mosakowsi, 2004). This requires a combination of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are developed over time (Hammer, Bennett & Wiseman, 2003) and through openness to trial and error (Gregersen-Hermans & Pusch, 2012). CQ leaders know how to develop their competencies through mindful awareness and introspective reflection on their behavior (Thomas & Inkson, 2008). Topics include unconscious incompetence (Kruger & Dunning, 1999); hidden bias (Bennett, 1986); and cultural dimensions (Hofstede & Hofstede 2001). Attendees will participate in a brief simulation regarding cultural values.

How you will benefit. What you will learn:

This module introduces the concept of CQ, or Cultural Intelligence, and makes the case for why we all need to develop CQ if we are going to be effective as global leaders.

Key focus areas:

  • Define the meaning of CQ-Cultural Intelligence and describe its four components.
  • Explain why people are reluctant to develop CQ.
  • Identify key leaders who have developed / not developed CQ and the impact thereof.
  • Explore why you need to develop your CQ as a global or multicultural leader.

Who should purchase this online course:

  • Top business executives from across Africa.
  • Emerging managers and leaders in every sector from across Africa
  • Business leaders seeking to enhance the internationalisation of their businesses
  • Entrepreneurs functioning in a VUCA world
  • Postgraduate students seeking to have an edge with respect to their CV

Entrance requirements:

  • Applicant must have access to a reliable Internet connection to complete required modules online
  • Applicant must be fluent in English and have the capacity to read technical language related to leadership and business
Start Date Programme Fee
Online - Any time Free
Course by:

UKZN Extended Learning