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Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is the natural evolution from the well-established notions of IQ (intelligence quotient) and EQ (emotional intelligence). Good leaders need all three to lead effectively.
CQ is the ability to cross divides - whether country, generation, gender, sector or background - and to thrive in multiple cultures. Developing your CQ will enable you to work with people who are different from you, and lead in your organisation, community, business or place of study.
This free online course will introduce you to the concept of CQ and explore its evolution and relevance for leadership.
Through a series of activities, exercises and advice from leaders around the world, you will:
- build the skills to lead across divides and thrive in multiple cultures;
- go on a journey to uncover the cultural influences that make you think and act the way you do;
- see how understanding yourself can help you work with other people;
- learn skills to recognise what makes others tick and behave the way they do;
- and embrace diversity and recognise its role in innovative problem solving.
In discussions with other learners from around the world, you’ll grow your network and build relationships which will, in turn, help you develop your CQ.
- Julia Middleton
Common Purpose runs leadership development programmes that enable people from different backgrounds, sectors, geographies and generations to work together to solve common problems. In the process, it gives participants the inspiration, skills and connections to become better leaders, both at work and in society.
Founded in 1989 as a not-for-profit social enterprise, Common Purpose now runs local programmes for leaders in cities across the world, and global programmes for leaders from over 100 countries across six continents. This year, 4,000 leaders will become Common Purpose alumni.
FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.
It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.