Posts by Global Perspectives Consulting

Evaluating Training Across Cultures

Only one time in my professional career did I hear a business executive say he did not believe in training. He told me that he felt people were either born with the skills or were not. We were discussing leadership. Whether he realized it or not, his view was based on “Trait Theory,” an assumption…

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Four Training Outcomes – Global Perspectives Consulting

GPC training programs commonly focus on cultural competency. What are four outcomes of cross-cultural training provided by Global Perspectives Consulting? What is actionable? Reasonable and repeatable given constraints? Measurable? Sustainable? Almost without fail, work units are composed of team members who are from a given locale. They are “locals”. Instinctively, they know what to do and say. Other team…

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Introducing Story-Strategic Methods

On March 17, 2017, Wipf and Stock Publishers released the new book, Introducing Story-Strategic Methods, written by Robert Strauss, the President of Worldview Resource Group and Owner of Global Perspectives Consulting. The book asserts that culture matters in effective communication. Culture is more influential than we first imagine. Understanding and skills are required to work across cultures.…

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Little Rock Police Department Culture Training – 2018

The City of Little Rock renewed the GPC contract for Year Two. The Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competency training offers a fresh approach to the traditional topics of diversity, mutuality, equity, and bias. It looks through the lens of culture when observing human exchange and differences in behavior. In 2018, GPC trained almost 500 officers and…

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Little Rock Police Department Culture Training – 2017

On April 4, 2017, Global Perspectives Consulting was awarded a contract by the City of Little Rock, Arkansas for “cultural diversity and cultural competency” training to the Police Department. Little Rock is the capital of Arkansas with a population of approximately 200,000 people. There are 530 officers. The contract provides training for recruit schools, field…

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Storytelling

Storytelling is as old as the history of human interaction and as diverse as human cultures. In Jonesborough, Tennessee, master storytellers entertained thousands at the 39th annual International Storytelling Festival while everywhere parents enthrall their children with tales quietly told before bedtime. Whether fictitious or not, stories bring characters to life and implant images in the mind.…

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Componentes de la Cosmovisión

Debajo de la superficie de la conducta humana observable y de las instituciones socioculturales existen valores comunes y supuestos fundamentales de una cosmovisión. Una cosmovisión es un cuadriculado historial por el cual uno “ve” e interpreta todos aspectos de la vida.  Igual como la mayoría de los fundamentos, las cosmovisiones por lo general de la vista están escondidas. Están afuera de la…

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Five Approaches to Qualitative Research

Social research that is qualitative asks questions about how and why. For example, how did the university increase its enrollment by 20% over the past five years? Or, why does listening to music impact scholastic grades? Qualitative research is inductive and therefore may not always begin with a clear research question. It is concerned with the meaning that locals ascribe to…

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