Category Archives: Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL)

Global Leadership Workshop: March 7, 2017

As companies and organizations are becoming more and more global, understanding different cultural styles is paramount, as is making constructive efforts to bridge significant gaps in these various styles. This 3-hour skill-building workshop will enhance your leadership skills, performance and … Continue reading

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I-House Connection October 2016

October 2016 I-House Connection: CIL Updates, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Diwali, Big Give, and more! Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) News We are happy to share a guest post by Miranda Loos, the newest member of the Robertson Center … Continue reading

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Staff Spotlight: Miranda Loos

We are happy to share a guest post by Miranda Loos, the newest member of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) team. She started at I-House on August 1st and is excited to take CIL to the next level. … Continue reading

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Staff Spotlight: Lauren Moloney-Egnatios

I’m happy to share a guest post by Lauren Moloney-Egnatios, the newest member of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) team. Developing Global Leaders at I-House By Lauren Moloney-Egnatios When I first walked through the doors of UC Berkeley’s … Continue reading

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What Is Intercultural Competence? Part 3

In the last post we looked at the “monocultural” side of the Intercultural Development Continuum (IDC). Today we look at the intercultural side. Once again here’s the IDC:

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What Is Intercultural Competence? Part 2

In my first post on this topic I discussed the basics of intercultural competence. Here we dig a little deeper, using something called the Intercultural Development Continuum, or IDC. Here’s what the IDC looks like:

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The Psychology of a Peach

In this post we’ll continue the theme from last week’s post, delving into the social psychology of U.S. American “peachiness” — the relative shallowness of many U.S. American social ties. In 1971, anthropologist Francis Hsu published the intimidatingly titled “Psychosocial … Continue reading

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“Peachy” U.S. Americans, Part 2

In a recent post I introduced readers to the concept of “peach” cultures and “coconut” cultures. Then yesterday a colleague sent me a link to this article from the UC Davis student newspaper, which discusses the same issue. All this … Continue reading

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Eye of the Beholder

In our CIL workshops we often begin with a short discussion of what we mean by “culture.” People are often surprised to find out how deeply culture affects our moment-to-moment existence. In fact, it turns out, culture affects even how … Continue reading

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Who is in charge of our minds? The lizard or the poet?

We all know how fear feels. And most of us probably don’t have to think too far back to remember the last time we felt fear. Maybe the boss was acting funny that day and you felt in danger of … Continue reading

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