Gabor Holch is an intercultural leadership consulting coach, author, and speaker who has served over 100+ clients in 30+ countries and has been an expert since the age of four. In this expert insight interview, Gabor Holch discusses “Why a post-pandemic world needs east-west leaders.”
This Expert Insight Interview Discusses:
- What is an intercultural leader, and why do we need them?
- Importance of intercultural leaders
- Barriers to adopting intercultural leaders
What are intercultural leaders, and Why do we need them?
To better comprehend leaders who operate in the recently globalised economy, intercultural leadership has been developed. Understanding a culture’s values and beliefs and being able to communicate and work with people from many cultures are both considered to be intercultural activities.
To put it another way, learning to manage a team or be charismatic is insufficient for becoming a global leader. We are all living in a new globalized world where everyone is forced to interact with many culturally diverse people, people with differing opinions, values, beliefs, and opposing worldviews. These people must collaborate to achieve better results, and only an intercultural leader, not a typical manager, can assist them.
Why is developing intercultural management skills important?
We all have different characteristics, values, priorities, and perspectives on what each word means. Many organisations, as well as individual managers, undervalue the importance of intercultural management skills. Intercultural management skills are more than just communicating, working with, and leading people from different cultures.
Remove Cultural Barriers
Training in intercultural communication is essential for breaking down cultural barriers and increasing cultural awareness. It will also aid in the development of self-awareness and communication skills. Individuals can adapt their skill set to meet intercultural collaboration needs using this communication mode. Intercultural communication skills also improve negotiation skills, increasing individual marketability in the global workforce.
The more individuals who adapt and adjust to the needs of the environment with cultural sensitivity and intelligence, the more companies will find what they are looking for.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.