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This is where we gather deeper thinking on subjects like leadership, Cultural Intelligence and cities.
Common Purpose launches its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Cultural Intelligence.
This FREE, online course will give you the modern leadership skills for working with people who are not like you.
Find out what Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is and why good leaders need it.
CQ is the ability to cross divides of country, generation, gender, sector or background and to thrive in multiple cultures. It is the natural evolution from the well-established notions of IQ (intelligence quotient) and EQ (emotional intelligence). Good leaders and managers need all three to lead effectively.
Developing your CQ will enable you to work with people who are different from you and to lead change in your organisation, community, business or place of study.
Do you have an idea on how to increase Civic Engagement in your city?
Common Purpose is running an online Challenge on civic engagement, sponsorsed by Comic Relief, which looks to find real-world solutions - big or small - that will increase civic engagement in your city.
Our programme for emerging leaders across Africa runs in collaboration with the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid.
The Africa Venture will enable privileged and generous interaction between this rising generation of African leaders and former Heads of State and Government from the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid.
The programme will enable the transfer of knowledge, know-how and inspiration across the generations, involving some of the most inspiring leaders in the world today.
Part one Date: 12-15 April 2016 Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Part two Date: 24-27 May 2016 Location: Mumbai, India
Organisations frequently appoint leaders for their IQ. Then, years later, sack them for their lack of EQ (Emotional Intelligence).
Is CQ (Cultural Intelligence) about to become the way to differentiate them?
In this provocative new book, Julia Middleton argues that, in the future, they will increasingly promote for CQ: Cultural Intelligence. Which she defines as "the ability to cross divides and thrive in multiple cultures".
Right now, vast amounts of time and money are being invested all round the world in building global brands and organisations. But where are the global leaders who will lead them? Leaders who can cross cultural boundaries: between east and west, and north and south; between faiths and beliefs; between public, private and voluntary sectors; and between the generations?