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Coaching Across Cultures
This supports the excellent book called Coaching Across Cultures by Philippe Rosinski.

 Dealing with Cultural Differences (page 30)

This 7-Stage Model is adapted from the work of Milton Bennett.
 Ethnocentric Pitfalls - Culture as a Given

 1. Ignore differences

  • be physically or mentally isolated/separated
  • deny
  •  2. Recognize differences but evaluate them negatively

  • denigrate others
  • feel superior
  • place others on a pedestal
  •  3. Recognise differences but minimise their importance

  • trivialize
  • fail to notice uniqueness - "we are all the same"
  •  Ethnorelative Approaches (Culture as a process)

     4. Recognise and accept differences

  • acknowledge, appreciate, understand
  • acceptance is no agreement, surrender
  • acceptance needs to be instinctual and emotional as much as intellectual
  •  5. Adapt to differences

  • move outside one's comfort zone
  • empathy (temporary shift in perspective)
  • adaptation is not adoption, assimilation
  •  6. Integrate differences

  • hold different frames of reference in mind
  • analyze and evaluate situations from various cultural perspectives
  • remain grounded in reality:essential to avoid becoming dazzled by too many possibilities
  •  7. Leverage differences

  • make the most of differences, strive for synergy
  • proactively look for gems in different cultures
  • achieve unity through diversity
  •  Step 1:Conduct your Assessment (see Global Coaching Process on page 209)

    Coachee's Self-Assessment
  • Desires
    • Source of Motivation
    • Values
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Present Situation
    • Successes, Satisfactions
    • Challenges, Frustrations
  • Preferences
    • Psychological Preferences
    • Cultural orientations
  • Step  2 : Articulate Target Objectives

    You set up your Global Scorecard :-
     What will my measures of success be? (page 210)

    Step 3 : Progress toward Target Objectives

    3.1  Coaching sessions

  • Tapping into desires
  • Leveraging strengths
  • Overcoming weaknesses
  • Building on successes
  • Addressing challenges
  • Achieving real-time learning

  • 3.2  Coachee's Actions

  • Taking focussed actions
  • Applying tools and insights
  • Reflecting and journaling
  • Exchanging feedback
  • Acquring global awareness
  • Leveraging cultural differences

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