Domestic CQ

Cultural intelligence is not just for people doing global work. It gives you the skills needed to work and relate effectively with people from different backgrounds in your own backyard.


Diversity is everywhere. And one of the greatest benefits of cultural intelligence is that it provides you with a unified strategy and skill set for how to relate and work across cultural differences at home and abroad.

Domestic CQ can best be described as working and relating effectively with people from different backgrounds in your own country. The culturally intelligent person who understands domestic diversity is able to work effectively with peers, colleagues and customers from different generations, ethnicities, functions, organizations, regions, and more.

How We Address

We help you improve the way you work with people from diverse backgrounds in your own background. Rather than perpetuating unhelpful stereotypes about full ethnic groups, age groups, or regions across your country, we’ll teach you a mental model for diagnosing and responding to intercultural situations day-to-day. All of our courses include a practical action plan for applying CQ to the situations where it’s most relevant for you.

Most diversity courses and unconscious bias programs do little to improve effectiveness and in many cases, they make things worse. Our team has regional experts to ensure our work with you improves the way you work with someone, whatever their background.

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Learn to Lead with Cultural Intelligence

Now, more than ever, companies needs 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 put together 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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