Your 'gut instinct' won't make you culturally intelligent

Why develop your cultural intelligence?

Harvard Business Review defines Cultural Intelligence (CQ) as "An outsider's seemingly natural ability to interpret someone's unfamiliar and ambiguous gestures the way that person's compatriots would."

Note the word "seemingly".

A few people do have this ability, but most of us have to learn it.  What our 'gut instinct' tells us, about everything from good manners to good leadership, may often be culturally inappropriate - sending out either a confusing message or even the wrong one.

Most people's frustrations, whether with individuals or teams, remotely or face to face, simply come from being unprepared and inflexible.

Whether your interest is in growing sales, building employee engagement, expanding your team or simply optimising the diversity of perspective which already exists in your organisation, Cultural Chemistry can equip you to make the most of culturally diverse opportunities. 

Why not assess your CQ now?

As part of developing your CQ skills, we can deliver a CQ Assessment, developed by The Cultural Intelligence Centre, This tool measures the CQ of your candidate, employee, team or entire organisation, based on their performance across four capabilities; 

  • CQ Drive
  • CQ Knowledge
  • CQ Strategy 
  • CQ Action.

Once the responses are calibrated and measured across global averages, the data can be used to design a tailored training package, catering to your specific needs. 

  Contact Patti McCarthy on +44 7944 636 091 or email: