Books

Global Fitness for Global People: How to Manage and Leverage Cultural Diversity at Work, Castledown. Available now!

This book is for all those living and working in situations influenced by diversity – where there are differences, for example, in styles of communication, preferred ways of doing things, senses of social identity, attitudes and beliefs. For some people, such differences are interesting and exciting. For many they are also challenging and can even lead to negative experiences such as exclusion, anxiety, unsatisfying relationships, and weak performance at work.

If you experience any kind of diversity in your working life and want to handle it with greater understanding, pleasure and success, Global Fitness for Global People is for you. It will take you on a professional development journey that will enable you to:

  • Communicate more effectively
  • Build stronger global relationships
  • Collaborate and succeed in global teams
  • Exercise global leadership in contexts of diversity
  • Handle ethical challenges, maintaining integrity
  • Mould the organisational environment to enhance well-being and promote learning

The book is packed full of case studies, stories, reflection activities, explanations, and key takeaways, giving you the tools, skills and understanding to manage and leverage cultural diversity at work with success.

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Intercultural Politeness: Managing Relations across Cultures, Cambridge University Press.

It is increasingly important in our globalised world for people to successfully manage interpersonal relationships. This is the first book to tackle this vital topic from an interdisciplinary perspective. Drawing together key concepts from politeness theory, intercultural communication, and cross-cultural/intercultural psychology, it provides a robust framework for analysing and understanding intercultural encounters.

Developing Global Leaders: Insights from African Case Studies, Palgrave.

A timely guide on what constitutes effective leadership in Africa. It explores how today’s leaders in Africa perceive their role, the challenges they experience, and how they operate effectively as leaders. Drawing on case study and survey data, this book illustrates to scholars and leaders worldwide the vision of leadership that is emerging in Africa.

The Mindful International Manager, KoganPage

Tackling the management situations that international managers have to handle every day. Accessible and jargon-free it explains how to clarify local vs. international roles, support and develop a team, organize and coordinate boundaries of time and distance, and win commitment toward common goals. The authors, both interculturalists, include exercises and best practice advice and the experiences and insights of practising international managers. They combine their practical approach with great depth of insight into the challenges of working and managing internationally and include the results of new research findings and cutting-edge case studies on topics such as leadership, global nomads, virtual teams, coaching and mentoring across cultures and decision-making.

Intercultural Management, MacMillan IHE

This ground breaking textbook looks at the issue of managing across cultures: the difficulties and opportunities it brings and the competencies needed to handle situation and create solutions. Applying a constructive approach, Intercultural Management demonstrates how cultural diversity can be used as a resource to generate synergy and complementarity. It is valuable reading for individuals and organisations seeking to improve their intercultural management strategies.

Intercultural Interaction: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Intercultural Communication, Palgrave

Provides rapid and authoritative access to current ideas and practice in intercultural communication. Drawing on concepts and findings from a range of different disciplines and using authentic examples of intercultural interaction to illustrate points, it offers a wealth of insights into the process.

Culturally Speaking: Culture, Communication & Politeness Theory (2nd ed), Bloomsbury.

A very popular and accessible introduction to key issues in culture and communication, interspersing insightful studies of intercultural interaction with explanatory chapters that explain the underlying concepts and frameworks.