Happy New Year! Hold the Tension.
As part of a doctoral program in Global Christianity, our cohort is picking over and engaging a litany of books at the numerous intersections of global leadership, which forms the theme for our final study residency (January 2015).
One such book, David Livermore's The Cultural Intelligence Difference (AMACOM, 2011) explores the emerging field of "CQ." Livermore says: "A high CQ points to more than just cultural sensitivity. It is linked to improved decision making, negotiation, networking, and leadership skills."
For me, one of the most penetrating and relevant insights coming out of the book is surely the following. I share it as a global-sized hope for 2015—something to live into as individuals and communities as we move across racial, religious or cultural barriers.