Recommended reading

Books for further reading

Books that we find useful are listed here. As avid readers on the subject we are continually researching and keeping up-to-date with relevant books and articles. We will add those we find useful to our library.

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Holona and Trish

    • Mentoring with Cultural Intelligence: Keeping it REAL
      Mentoring with Cultural Intelligence: Keeping it REAL

      A practical guide for businesses and organisations to accelerate the productivity of their people across cultures and borders. Read more →

    • Managing Across Cultures
      Managing Across Cultures

      Book review here.   Read more →

    • Blind Spots – Why We Fail to Do What’s Right and What to Do about It
      Blind Spots – Why We Fail to Do What’s Right and What to Do about It

      Blind Spots was an unexpected discovery I found at the library when I was researching for material on Unconscious Bias. The authors, Max H. Bazerman and Ann E. Tenrunsel, give an easy to read insight into the world of business ethics and the reasons behind why the actions of good people with the best of intentions,  sometimes run counter to their espoused beliefs. Readers will find the chapter on ‘Narrowing the Gap’ interventions for improving ethical behaviour really practical.   Read more →

    • Leading with Cultural Intelligence – The New Secret to Success By David Livermore, PhD
      Leading with Cultural Intelligence – The New Secret to Success  By David Livermore, PhD

      There is no silver bullet for building and communicating effectively across-diverse cultures. However, if anyone wants to improve their cross-cultural communication skills and just learn about working with other cultures, then this book is an excellent place to start. Learning to work effectively with people from other cultures is a dynamic and fascinating area. This book is an accessible and easy to read guide about how to do this with hard learnt practical examples, research and case studies. For some , it may be a ‘no brainer’ to learn the obvious surface features, such as initial greetings, whether or not Read more →

    • When Teams Collide: Managing the International Team Successfully by Richard D. Lewis
      When Teams Collide: Managing the International Team Successfully   by Richard D. Lewis

      A must read for the international manager. ‘Communication is the beginning of understanding’…. When teams collide provides great insight into the communication styles of different cultural groups and how they might play out in international teams with practical examples and case studies. Read more →

    • ‘Fish Can’t See Water’ by Kai Hammerich and Richard D. Lewis
      ‘Fish Can’t See Water’   by Kai Hammerich and Richard D. Lewis

      How national culture impacts organisational culture — and business success Using extensive case studies of successful global corporations, this book explores the impact of national culture on the corporate strategy and its execution, and through this ultimately business success — or failure. Read more →

    • ‘Diversity Dashboard’ by Dr. Deborah Swallow and Eilidh Milnes
      ‘Diversity Dashboard’   by Dr. Deborah Swallow and Eilidh Milnes

      It was our great pleasure to meet with Dr Deborah Swallow while visiting our daughter in London several years ago. Like her, the specialist area of our work is in the invigorating, fascinating exciting and potentially fraught world of Intercultural communications. Meeting people of like-minds, is always energising. Dr Deborah Swallow is a kindred spirit. We are sure Eilidh Milnes will be too when we meet her on our next sojourn to the northern hemisphere. Air-travel has made the world a far more accessible place. The Diversity Dashboard is a fantastic metaphor for providing useful instruments on how to navigate Read more →

    • Dancing with Dragons: Chopsticks People Revealed for Global Business by Moni Lai Storz
      Dancing with Dragons: Chopsticks People Revealed for Global Business  by Moni Lai Storz

      This is one of the few books on cross-cultural awareness written by an author in our part of the world i.e. Australiasia. Dancing with Dragons: Chopsticks People Revealed for Global Business by Dr Moni Storz PhD, is an informative and engaging read about how to do business with a market that is home to almost one third of the world’s population. For the majority these people – Chinese, Japanese, Koreans and Vietnamese, the humble chopsticks are an integral part of their way of life. For the rest of the world the use of their fingers, knives, forks or spoons to eat Read more →

    • Riding the Waves of Culture by Fons Trompenaars, Charles Hampden-Turner
      Riding the Waves of Culture   by Fons Trompenaars, Charles Hampden-Turner

      Used as a reference amongst other texts and theories, it’s very useful for gaining a better understanding of diversity as an essential and integral part of international business. Read more →