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  1. 1. inter cultural leadership Pablo Villoch Wednesday, 9/9/09 15:30 @ Learning Lab 2215 Open Mind Weekly Hour
  2. 2. Intercultural Leadership Intro questions Our World Map Culture Leading Diversity Have you ever…? Why Pablo Why leadership Why intercultural Peters Map Vs. Mercator projection Map is not territory Metaphores: Iceberg, colour, of water software of the mindvb Evidences Identity politics Software of the mind
  3. 3. Intro questions Are you familiar with intercultural issues? Have you ever heard about culture shock? Have you ever lived abroad for at least one year? Have you ever heard about Peter’s map projection?
  4. 4. Intro questions Why Pablo? Why Intercultural? Why Leadership?
  5. 5. Intro questions Why Pablo? <ul><li>Son of a Basque engineer and Andalusian Flamenco Dancer </li></ul><ul><li>Married with a Chilean woman (intercultural love) </li></ul><ul><li>Intercultural Management in Monterrey Tech, Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>& intercultural studies in UPLA, Chile </li></ul><ul><li>Worked as freelance intercultural consultant for: </li></ul><ul><li>Nokia, P&G, Johnson & Jonhson, BD, Hatch, SKM, Finning, LAN </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteered with indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>and gypsy children in Malaga, Spain </li></ul><ul><li>- Member of AIESEC & SIETAR </li></ul>
  6. 6. Intro questions Why Intercultural? <ul><li>Inter-action </li></ul><ul><li>In between </li></ul>
  7. 7. Intro questions Why Intercultural? <ul><li>Multicultural </li></ul>
  8. 8. Intro questions Why Intercultural? <ul><li>Cross-cultural </li></ul>
  9. 9. Intro questions Why Leadership? <ul><li>This Masters programme is about Leadership… </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership makes a difference </li></ul><ul><li>- How to transform diversity conflicts into innovation opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>- Leading homogenous teams vs. Leading diverse groups </li></ul>
  10. 10. Multicultural Innovative Countries Multicultural countries suffering wars during last decade
  11. 11. Failed States according to Foreign Policy, 2005-2007    Alert    Warning    Moderate    Sustainable    No Information / Dependent Territory
  12. 12. Our World Map
  13. 13. Our World Map Are you sure?
  14. 15. Ex-USSR: 8.7 million square miles. Africa: 11.6 million square miles Our World Map
  15. 16. Europe is 3.8 million square miles. South America is 6.9 million square miles Our World Map
  16. 17. Groenlandia 0.8 million sq. miles                           Africa: 11.6 million sq. miles Our World Map
  17. 18. Peters projection Mercator´s projection
  18. 19. Gerardus Mercator Flemish cartographer XVI century
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  22. 28. The Map is not the Territory.–territory_relation (Alfred Korzybski)
  23. 29. Culture… can we see it? can´t we? Culture
  24. 30. What is the colour of water?
  25. 31. What is the colour of water for the fish that lives its whole life in it?
  26. 32. CULTURE as ICEBERG
  27. 33. tangible intangible behaviors icons speech technologies practices artifacts rituals
  28. 34. intangible attitudes history paradigms structures values beliefs logics stereotypes expectations interests tangible behaviors icons speech technologies practices artifacts rituals
  29. 35. Culture: Software of the mind Geert Hofstede (IBM) Individualism - Colectivism Power Distance Uncertainty Avoidance Masculinity - Feminity
  30. 36. Low Power Distance /Colectivistic pak Colectivism Individualism High Power Distance/ Colectivistic Low Power distance/ Individualistic High Power distance/ Individualistic col tai per ven sin tha ira jap arg ind phi mex yug hok por gre tur bra spa saf fra bel ita can gbr usa aul net nzl den aut isr fin ger swi swe ire nor Hofstede, G., 1990 chil Low Power Distance High Power Distance
  31. 37. Last Americas Summit
  32. 39. IDENTITY POLITICS: the otherness got the power…
  33. 40. <ul><li>Professional cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational cultures in mergers </li></ul><ul><li>Culture of Poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Male Culture and Gender </li></ul><ul><li>Functional sub-cultures: MKT, FZ, HR… </li></ul>
  34. 41. <ul><li>German: “Führung” means guidance in organizations -> uncertainty reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Arabic: “Sheikh” means a man over forty. How ever in the Gulf and Saudia Arabia, “Sheikh means a person from the Royal Family. In Egýpt, Sheikh means a sholar of religion </li></ul><ul><li>French: Counduit , “Means to guide one’s behavior, to guide oters ot to command action. </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese : means leader and the led. The Leader is the one who walks in front and guides the group by teaching the way. </li></ul><ul><li>Meaning of Leadership across cultures </li></ul>
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  40. 47. Resources on Intercultural Leadership
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