... from Cultural Awareness to Global Mindset
To succeed in today's complex global economy, organizations require Project and Program Managers who can lead effectively in cross-cultural and international environments. Cultural intelligence, the ability to quickly, comfortably, and successfully adapt to new cultural contexts, is becoming an increasingly important skill for Project Manages. The term “cultural neuroscience” refers to the growing body of research in cognitive and social neuroscience demonstrating the substantial degree to which culture influences how the brain processes information. This research holds the promise of moving beyond simple dos and don’ts of cultural intelligence to a more sophisticated understanding and appreciation of cultural differences.
Samad will provide you with an understanding of the key insights emerging from the latest research in Cultural Neuroscience and their application to the practice of leadership. He will share practical strategies for cultivating cultural agility that will help you adapt your leadership styles to the needs and demands of cross-cultural environments. You’ll come away with a greater understanding of the challenges of leading global projects and how to design culturally sensitive change initiatives that stick.
Samad Aidane, PMP
Samad Aidane is a Project and Change Management Consultant and Coach with over two decades of experience in technology change initiatives in industries such telecom, finance, and healthcare with companies such as HP, Cap Gemini, Time Warner Telecom, and Telefonica. Samad holds a Post Graduate Degree in the Neuroscience of Leadership from Middlesex University, U.K. His research connects the latest findings in brain science research to leadership development and informs the ways Project Managers and organizational change leaders can improve their capacity to make effective decisions, solve complex problems, and facilitate lasting change. Samad is certified by PMI as a Project Management Professional and a member of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society.
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