Global Fitness for Global People Endorsements

Praise for Global Fitness for Global People. How to Manage and Leverage Cultural Diversity at Work

Inspiring! Profound and insightful without being too academic. The authors use new and powerful tools to describe culture and its impact. I particularly liked the positive approach of Global Fitness. The authors take us on a learning journey and make it clear that the ability to deal with intercultural issues has a lot to do with one’s own inner attitude towards leveraging diversity.

Monika Krause, Intercultural trainer and coach, Vice-President SIETAR Germany

Global Fitness for Global People is brimming with cutting edge research that is illuminated with real-world case studies and extensive activities for reflection and application. I highly recommend this resource to global workers everywhere who are looking for practical solutions for building a more culturally intelligent world.

David Livermore, PhD, author and thought leader on cultural intelligence and global leadership

As businesses seek the obvious benefits of a more diverse workforce, a need to deliver an inclusive working environment is becoming more critical than ever before. But it’s not always obvious how to do that – which is where this highly practical book comes in. Packed with examples of real-life challenges, it’s a compelling guide for those seeking to develop a more effective working environment.

Christian Hunt, Behavioural Scientist and Founder of Human Risk Consultancy

This book goes beyond the well-known models and theories and offers real tools for real situations for global people in business and in executive education. Written by highly experienced trainers and practitioners, it is a book to keep and consult again and again, with effective tools to make your own.

Marie-Thérèse Claes, Professor of Gender and Diversity in Organisations, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria.

This book will help people who want to be successful working or leading in multi-cultural contexts to accurately diagnose what “cultural muscles” they need to strengthen and the most effective way to do that.

Zhou Ning, CEO of Daimler Northeast Asia Parts Trading and Services Co., Ltd.

This book provides a treasure trove of insights and practical applications based on real-life case studies for succeeding within diverse workplaces as well as in daily living – this is a must-read for all those desiring to successfully navigate differences!

Darla K. Deardorff, author and Founding President, World Council on Intercultural and Global Competence

In an ever-changing world where the most vulnerable often lose out, Global Fitness for Global People provides compelling solutions to challenges at home and abroad. Global interconnectivity is here to stay and this book provides the tools with which to make it work for all of us.

Rt Hon David Lammy MP, Member of Parliament for Tottenham and Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, UK

The beauty of this book is that it is so practical—dozens of case studies, numerous helpful charts and diagrams, down-to-earth prose – and so engaging that it will appeal even to people who may not be sure they need more cultural awareness. And for those keen to improve their cross-cultural skills, there are honest-to-goodness treasures on every page.

Craig Storti, Intercultural trainer and author of The Art of Doing Business across Cultures

Global Fitness is a thorough and practical guide to managing cultural diversity at work.

Andy Molinsky, Ph.D. Professor at Brandeis University, USA, and author of Global Dexterity

This comprehensive book really captures cultural diversity at work, and how to navigate and bring together different perspectives to succeed and thrive.

Anne Marie Graham, Chief Executive, UK Council for International Student Affairs

This is a gem of a book on so many levels!

The authors have skilfully disentangled the complexity of the many aspects and components of cultural diversity; by transforming high-brow and outdated concepts into updated and easily comprehensible frameworks for reflection and action, they have created a refreshing and highly accessible approach that will attract everyone engaged or interested in international and intercultural interactions.

Most importantly, in contrast to so many prescriptive “how-to” books on individual cultural competence development, Global Fitness for Global People places the reader firmly at the core of the global cultural experience. Gently, yet consistently, the authors encourage us to reflect on ourselves and our belief systems, thereby raising not only our self-awareness but also developing much more objective and differentiated lenses through which to consider “otherness.”

At a time of renewed geopolitical shifts and global turbulence, this book provides a truly vital contribution to understanding diversity from different perspectives and preventing the development of deeply ethnocentric lenses and actions.

A must-read for students, managers, educators, trainers, and coaches worldwide.

Anke Middelmann, Director, Global Executive MBA, SKEMA Business School, France

Why do I find this invitation to enhance Global Fitness so exciting? By stressing a positive attitude towards diversity, while taking account of the organization and the context, this book offers a forward-looking and encouraging approach with practical examples for all those who want to develop their communicative and relational skills in global settings.

Julika Baumann Montecinos, Professor of Intercultural Management at the HFU Business School, Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany

In addition to practice-oriented theories, models, toolkits and case studies, this book provides practical solutions applicable to diverse workplace scenarios. It broadens the reader’s understanding, triggers thoughts for in-depth reflection, and inspires actions that bring positive changes. This book achieves that and more. I truly appreciate its comprehensive and exceptional insights on such a complex topic as cultural diversity.

Anni Wang, Certified Coach and HR Training & Development Manager – Daimler Greater China

This original and inspiring book takes us on a professional development journey towards Global Fitness. Drawing on their extensive experience in teaching, training and research, the authors engage the reader in a wide variety of authentic case studies of handling cultural diversity, which are underpinned by solid insights into communication, psychology, management and cultural studies. With great clarity yet avoiding any oversimplification, the authors have thus laid out an attractive comprehensive program that is suited for self-study, training, and for teaching upcoming global professionals.

Jan Van Maele, Ph.D. Professor at Faculty of Engineering Technology, KU Leuven, Belgium, and specialist in language and communication