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Cultural Intelligence

Cultural Intelligence

Cultural Intelligence, or CQ, measures your capability to relate and work effectively in culturally diverse situations. It’s a form of intelligence that has been tested by academic researchers in over 98 countries for nearly two decades.  View Case Study examples.  Learn more about Cultural Intelligence.

Global CQ

Global CQ can best be described as working and relating effectively across international cultures.

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Domestic CQ

Domestic CQ can best be described as working and relating effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds in your own country.

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CQ Certification

Become one of only a handful of people in the world to be certified in Cultural Intelligence.

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The Power of Research

What is the difference between individuals and organizations that are effective in today’s multicultural, globalized world and those that fail?

Going beyond existing notions of cultural sensitivity and awareness, CQ captures the capabilities of individuals and organizations that successfully and respectfully accomplish their objectives, whatever the cultural context.

The Cultural Intelligence Scale
Following rigorous scale development procedures over many years, the Cultural Intelligence Scale (CQS) was developed, refined, validated, and cross-validated

using a series of culturally diverse samples that included executives, expats, professionals, students, and members of multicultural teams throughout the world.
The Expanded Cultural Intelligence Scale
The Expanded Cultural Intelligence Scale (E-CQS) provides more nuanced feedback based on separate scales for each of thirteen sub-dimensions. Results demonstrate strong

incremental, discriminant, and predictive validity of the CQS and E-CQS. The CQS and E-CQS are the basis of the CQ Self-Assessments and the CQ Multi-Rater Assessment (360°).
Reliable Results
Research demonstrates strong incremental and discriminant validity of these scales. CQ has predictive validity above and beyond social desirability, personality, experience, and a host of other constructs. Accordingly, it’s not easy to “game” the assessment and

there’s a high level of convergence between self-ratings and observer-ratings across several thousand participants. Research also demonstrates the practical utility of both self-report and observer-report versions of the CQ scales.

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Jumpstart your CQ Journey!  Be sure to check out our CQ Store and our websites.

Did you know that we offer a wide variety of cultural intelligence and unconscious bias products geared toward, educators, faith-based organizations and professionals?  Our products include eLearnings, assessments, and product bundles.  Below is a sampling of the products we offer:

  • Educator Products – Products designed for use in educational institutions and to be administered to a group or for individual use.
  • Faith-Based Products – Products designed for use in Faith-Based organizations and to be administered to a group or for individual use.
  • Products for Professionals – We have helped many for-profit organizations such as McDonald’s, Unilever, and Coca-Cola enhance their cultural intelligence capabilities. Administer these products to your team, department, your entire company or for your own benefit.

If you are interested in any of our products, we are offering 10% off the price of your purchase.  At checkout, use code “CQStore10″ to receive 10% off the purchase price.

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  • Products for Individuals – If you are an individual self-learner, we recommend you check out our sister site, is perfect for anyone looking to extend their cultural intelligence journey.  Use code “LearnCQ25” at checkout for 25% off the purchase price.

White Paper: The Inclusive Culture Pyramid

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Who We’ve Worked With

We work with some of the most forward thinking organizations around the world to assess and develop their cultural intelligence.

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There are many ways to start your journey toward Cultural Intelligence. Below are just a few options to help you get started. Contact us today for additional options.

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Complimentary Cultural Intelligence for Leaders Packet

Learn to Lead with Cultural Intelligence

Now, more than ever, companies need effective leaders at all levels of the organization. Being able to bring together and get the best out of team members from different generations, socio-economic backgrounds, ethnic roots, countries, religions, and educational backgrounds requires a Culturally Intelligent Leader.

We have a collection of Cultural Intelligence leadership articles written by social scientist, speaker, and author Dr. David Livermore.  The article topics include:

  • 5 Questions Culturally Intelligent Leaders Ask Themselves Every Day
  • Leadership Advice You Should Ignore
  • How Culturally Intelligent Leaders Make Decisions

About the Author

David Livermore, PhD (Michigan State University) is a social scientist devoted to the topics of cultural intelligence (CQ) and global leadership and the author of several award-winning books. Learn more about Dr. David Livermore by visiting his website.

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