Introduction: The Challenge and Opportunity of Cross-Cultural Cooperation

Get them to think out of the box. There’s something missing. In meetings, they wait to be called on. They defer to others. What makes “them” so different?

—A corporate sponsor, while signing a coaching contract

As globalization accelerates like a whirlwind around us, the need to step back, refocus, and realign our objectives has never been more important. If our desired outcome is to work more effectively and collaborate more efficiently with colleagues, managers, and partners from different cultures, whether in our own workplace or around the world, we must shift ...

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