Book Recommendations

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Book recommendations

YOUR UNIQUE CULTURAL LENS - A Guide To Cultural Competence

Enrique J. Zaldivar – USA

YOUR Unique Cultural Lens is a guide to help you develop your own cultural competence – your ability to effectively interact, communicate and influence across cultures at home or overseas. It advocates that the most efficient way to do so is by increasing your self-awareness and supports your efforts through the Unique Cultural Lens - UCL Exercise.

Your UCL is your own set of perception filters accumulated over a lifetime. It reflects the rich ancestral, cultural, educational and experiential heritage you emerged from and informs who you are now. Together, these filters define your authentic self, influence how you perceive and interact with the world, and affect the decisions you make - whether you are consciously aware or not of them.

The Free Activity Phase

Leopold Stieger - Austria

Between career and retirement Meaningful designing of this phase of life

Years ago, Leopold Stieger repeatedly tried to make people aware of the topic of "Utilizing the potential of older people" at IODA conferences. With very little success, because it is still not a business for consultants. But the train rolls, if you're late, you miss it."

About the book: For the first time in human history, a completely new phase of life has been given to our generation: The "free activity" phase. In the past people thought that they would retire after leaving the job market. It can be assumed that this new period takes at least 20 years. BUT it is up to the individual whether he accepts this great opportunity and does not orient himself on his birth dates, but on his potentials.

Organizational Synergy – A Practical Guide

Dr. Rami Ben-Yshai - Israel

Recalibrate Interactions to achieve Peak engagement, productivity & Profit

This book presents and answer fascinating questions to consultants:

  • What is organizational synergy?
  • Is it always correct to aim for it?
  • How can we achieve it?
  • What costs might it entail?
  • Is cooperation and containment necessary in order to assimilate it?

Clare W. Graves: His Life and His Work

Rainer Krumm – Germany

A lot of you attended my workshop-session at the lovely IODA/ Flourish Conference in South Africa. The topic was 9 LEVELS of Value Systems. This model is based on the theory of Professor Clare W. Graves, known as Spiral Dynamics.