Printable Maps for Use in Class

Do you work with people from an area of the world you know little about? Most of us aren’t that great at the geography of our own area of the globe, to say nothing about knowing the names of states, … Continue reading

Crowd-sourcing a New Map for the Buckminster Fuller Institute

I have many times used Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion World Map in my global leadership and international management training sessions. I especially like the small, foldable, cardboard versions of this map that I purchased years ago. I often put several in … Continue reading

Oldie but Goodie: Map of Key Cultural Differences

Intercultural communication is about how we can communicate effectively with one another. A frequent approach to improving intercultural communication is to develop our understanding of ourselves and of others. And probably the most common way of doing that is to … Continue reading

Book Review: How Maps Change Things

Anyone looking to develop a new class or training program to improve intercultural competence? This just-released book, How Maps Change Things: A conversation about the maps we choose and the world we want, could be the basis of one terrific … Continue reading

Free and Effective Intercultural Assessment Instruments

The Freebies page of our website contains a plethora of downloads and resources we hope you’ll use. Today I’d like to focus your attention on one small portion of that page: Assessment Instruments. There are, fortunately, loads of terrific intercultural … Continue reading

Emotions: An Exercise and a Tool

Emotional intelligence has been a major buzz word the last few years. Deservedly so; in this highly polarized world of ours emotional intelligence might be more valuable than just about any other intelligence. Obviously, interculturally competent people need to have emotional intelligence. … Continue reading

Think One Person Can’t Do Much?

How about two? This is the story of a childhood dream and lifelong passion and perseverance. We start our story when two Guinean brothers—Abdoulaye and Ibrahima Barry—are 10 and 14 years old. They loved school, and were frustrated that their … Continue reading