Recent work on improving interaction across culturally different individuals has introduced the concept of "cultural intelligence" (Earley and Ang, 2003). Cultural intelligence is an individual's capability to function effectively in situations characterized by cultural diversity. Just as the world includes top mathematicians, pianists, economists, philosophers, and athletes, it also includes some individuals who are unusually good at getting along with others from other cultures.
Other related concepts such as emotional and social intelligence are also becoming popular and are being used to inform management and leadership concepts and challenges. Perhaps the early roots of emotional intelligence ...
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