286: How to Influence Cross-Culturally: Erin Meyer appeared on this episode to teach us how to influence cross-culturally. Erin is a professor at INSEAD and the author of the bestselling book The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business*.
- It’s more helpful to know how cultures compare to one another on specific issues than it is to just describe a specific culture.
- Different cultures have signals that mean different things.
- Historically homogenous cultures tend to be less explicit in their communication styles, with much more communication implied.
- Americans tend to be very direct except when giving negative feedback, and many people from other cultures find this confusing.
- Remember to: be curious, be humble, listen before you speak, and learn before you teach.
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How To Give And Receive Feedback Across Cultures: More from this week’s guest Erin Meyer on something that tends to look different across lots of cultures: giving feedback.
How To Succeed In A Cross-Cultural Workplace: Past guest Dorie Clark details even more lessons from Erin Meyer on navigating cross-cultural differences.
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The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever*: Michael Bungay Stanier was on the show just a few weeks ago. He just announced that the Kindle version of his fantastic coaching book is on sale through Friday for 99 cents. That’s a steal. Every leader should own this book*.