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Like it or not, all of us are touched by globalization. But few leaders are prepared for managing across cultures, and the costs of cultural blindspots can be immense-from lawsuits to lost opportunities. In "Culture Clash," Dr. Zweifel gives you the global and intercultural competencies it takes to manage across cultures anywhere in the world. Using a variety of proven processes, learn how to:
- Parachute into any culture and get the job done while respecting local customs.
- Avoid costly mistakes in your cross-cultural interactions..
- Use the Global Results Pyramid® to decode a national or corporate culture.
- Work with Global Integrator® to navigate cross-cultural mergers and joint ventures.
- Orchestrate global meetings and tele-conferences that create alignment
Dr. Thomas D. Zweifel is a strategy & performance expert, game-changer and coach for leaders of Global 1000 companies--from Airbus to Zurich. Since 1984 he has partnered with clients on four continents to meet their business imperatives. An authority on integrating planning, people and performance, he helps his clients ask the right questions, confront taboos, build vision and strategy alignment, and boost the productivity of organizations, teams and managers. Ultimately Dr. Zweifel’s specialty is unleashing the human spirit in organizations—without unnecessary blah-blah, impractical training programs, or false dependencies on high-priced consultants.
Ph.D. in international political economy 2001, New York University. 2001-2013 adjunct professor for leadership at Columbia University, since 2004 HSG (St. Gallen University). Member of "Top 100 Excellent Speakers."
Author of 7 books, including "Communicate or Die" (2003), "The Rabbi and the CEO" (2008, co-author Aaron L. Raskin), Jewish Book Award and Foreword Book of the Year finalist, "Leadership in 100 Days" (2010), "Culture Clash 2" (2012) and "Strategy-In-Action" (2014, co-author Ed Borey).
Videos and more at https://ch.linkedin.com/in/thomasdzweifel
""Globalization is both good and bad news,"" writes Zweifel, CEO of the Swiss Consulting Group, which has 20 years of experience in cross-cultural management and human-centered strategy. It's good because it""presents us with new opportunities, and bad because it challenges our assumptions about what it means to be human today."" Addressing these challenges, Zweifel fills this book--the first in the press's Global Leader Series--with assessments of the global landscape and its recent changes. Leaders would do well to heed Zweifel's advice; he reminds them of the high cost of mistakes when cultures clash (they""can run into billions of dollars, as the cases of Coca-Cola, DaimlerChrysler"" and others illustrate). Although Zweifel isn't precise in explaining how to deal with specific countries (he drops anecdotes about promise-keeping Swedes and laid-back Latinos here and there), he does lay out general--and vital--rules that players in the global business game should be aware of, such as the ever-important""never take English for granted."" Publishers Weekly