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Cultural Intelligence Allows Leaders to Capitalize on Opportunities in Global Settings

In this interview, Olivia Hernández, research professor at EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey, explores the benefits of developing cultural intelligence to capitalize on opportunities in multicultural settings and thrive as leaders in the globalized world. Companies with global operations require managers who possess the skills to manage international teams and the inherent cultural differences, and other competencies such as collaborative leadership, oral and written communication, and entrepreneurship. In addition to preparing the global leaders in these competencies, business schools should deliver innovative educational models that include the use of social media to address the complex global challenges of today's world.