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IQ, EQ, CQ – Got them all?

November 24, 2014 Leave a comment

Always a good start to knowing the differences among these quotients.


diverse workforce, whose members have developed their cultural intelligence, is a more productive workforce — and a diverse team with high cultural intelligence will outperform homogeneous teams, according to David Livermore, president of the Cultural Intelligence Center.

Livermore, the author of several books on cultural intelligence, including “Leading with Cultural Intelligence,” was the featured speaker at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ (FAS) Diversity Dialogue, “Cultural Intelligence: Why Higher Ed Needs It.” He defined cultural intelligence as “the gift of effectively interacting and working with people from diverse cultures.” A person with high cultural intelligence is one who “can effectively adapt to various multicultural situations,” he said.

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(photo: David Livermore)

Livermore said that understanding other cultures determines effectiveness in the workplace, influences how conflicts are handled, and shapes the future. While basic social skills and respect for other cultures can be enough, cultural intelligence is especially important in stressful…

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