TitleDeveloping cultural intelligence for global leadership through mindfulness
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsTuleja, E.A.
JournalJournal of Teaching in International Business
Volume25
Issue1
Pagination5-24
KeywordsBusiness
Abstract

The acquisition of cultural competence is critical to the success of today’s business leaders.  While it can be challenging to develop, inclusive consideration can be established through the notion and practice of mindfulness within the field of business studies.  Tuleja defines mindfulness as the ability to use reflection to for connections between knowledge and action.  This article presents a case study in which a group of MBA students were introduced to a model of cultural competence prior to departing for an immersion trip to China.  Results showed a significant increase in the level of mindfulness amongst the students.   Implications of this study can be incorporated into business studies as means to enhance students' cultural competence.