Dear AIB list members,
Apologies if some of you have received a prior version of this message, but to those who haven't, I wanted to let you know about a new book I've written that may be of interest to you.
It's called Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Behavior Across Cultures without Losing Yourself in the Process (Harvard Business Review Press)
. Based on my research on cultural adaptation, but written for a general audience, the book is appropriate for teaching executives, MBA students, or undergraduates in any type of international management or organizational behavior course. Here's a link to the book: http://amzn.to/Y39k4z
If you are interested in seeing how it might be used for teaching, I'd be happy to send you a PDF describing specific ways you can use the book, along with a sample lecture outline. Also, if you choose to use the book in your class, I'm happy to send you PowerPoint lecture slides.
Andy Molinsky, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Organizational Behavior
Summary from jacket cover:
What does it mean to be a global worker and a true “citizen of the world” today? It goes beyond merely acknowledging cultural differences. In reality, it means you are able to adapt your behavior to conform to new cultural contexts without losing your authentic self in the process. Not only is this difficult, it’s a frightening prospect for most people and something completely outside their comfort zone. But managing and communicating with people from other cultures is an essential skill today. Most of us collaborate with teams across borders and cultures on a regular basis, whether we spend our time in the office or out on the road. What’s needed now is a critical new skill: something author Andy Molinsky calls global dexterity. In this book Molinsky offers the tools needed to simultaneously adapt behavior to new cultural contexts while staying authentic and grounded in your own natural style. Based on more than a decade of research, teaching, and consulting with managers and executives around the world, he’s unearthed an approach to adapting while feeling comfortable; an essential skill that enables you to switch behaviors and overcome the emotional and psychological challenges of doing so.
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