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Examples of Cultural Intelligent People?
Suggestions please for well-known people who we believe have Cultural Intelligence. Who are our Role Models? Why should we hold them up as role models?
Well known = perhaps well-known in their own country if not internationally. Can you suggest anyone in the corporate or business field? Why you think (s)he is so cultural intelligent?

Cultural Intelligent Role Models
Really tough question... Perhaps a famous diplomat...

Cultural Intelligent
Faseeh Ahmed Khan
I think people who, despite coming from a different cultural background and who understand others' behaviours etc would qualify for this. Going by this logic, All famous people, working away from their country of origin could qualify. I can identify Mark Tully ex BBC, Laxmi Mittal of Arcelor Mittal......., basically people who head mutlinational companies, logically could qualify.

Cultural Intillegence Example: Ratan Tata
Richa Mathur, HR Consultant, India, Member
"People who adjust themselves in diverse culture, respect others culture and create a working environment that makes all the workers and employees not only felt belonged but also make them comfortable with the new style of working, which certainly happens when two different cultures mix together, are the actual role models. Ratan Tata can be a role model who has successfully managed various mergers and acquisitions by Tata group in various countries all over the world."

Culture Intelligence
Irene Ofori
I think we have to have role models to help us achieve our target. Someone is culture intelligent if he has knowledge about other cultures and can adjust himself to it.

Nyerere is Cullturaly Intelligent
Charles Lengeju
Interesting subject. People who can recognise the strenghs of others and accomodate them well in the company regardless of differences in culture. Walimu Julius Nyerere, the first President of Tanzania, incorporated English and Indians in his first cabinet. Nyerere is surely one of cultural intelligent people.

Example of culturally intelligent people
Difficult one - but would suggest foreign secetary or equivalent and head of UN. These people simply can't afford not to be culturally aware. Organisationally, HBSC would be one - just watch its adverts (yes it's an advert claim) which strives to show the organisation is culturally intelligent! Finally, I believe I am culturally intelligent -I say humbly!

Examples of Culturally Intelligent People
Edward Onipede, Manager, United Kingdom, Member
Tough one Debby! I would suggest the head of the UN would satisfy most of the criteria or basic traits of a high CQ. Mr. Kofi, the last head of UN would get my nomination.
I feel one would not not go too far wrong if one is humble and genuinely respect other cultures.

Role Model Cultural Intelligence
Marcel Wiedenbrugge, Consultant, Netherlands, Member
A great example is Tex Gunning, member of the board of directors of Akzonobel (an international company with about 60,000 employees).
His ideas, visions and actions are a good example of how the corporate landscape might look like in the future.

Example of Cultural Intellegence: Steve Jobs
Olga Aros, Consultant, United States, Member
Steve Jobs with Apple. He changed the world by empowering people no matter where they live, work or play.

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