Thursday, March 5, 2020

“The prerequisites for cross-cultural leadership are to reflect on and understand one’s own culture, and how it shapes one’s experience.”
– Capt. Elizabeth Vaughan Moyer –

Leadership in the modern workplace demands skills that were likely not stressed in your MBA program. One of those skills is the ability to understand how your upbringing has shaped your worldview and then apply that same perspective toward understanding others. The military acknowledges this need but a recent thought piece titled Why Military Officers are Failing posits that mere acknowledgement is still not good enough. Click here for the article and then ask yourself whether you’re challenging your mindset well (or often) enough with the goal of better understanding those around you.