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Cultural Intelligence – Learning from Mongolian Nomadic Wisdom

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Saranzaya Manalsuren

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Cultural Intelligence – Learning from Mongolian Nomadic Wisdom
with Saranzaya Manalsuren

In the 13th century Chinggis Khaan, the leader of steppe, founded the ‘Great Mongolian State’ by forging the largest contiguous empire in the history of the world, stretching from Korea to present-day Poland. The empire led great economic, political and cultural transformation across Asia and Europe, from the establishment of the world’s best transportation system at the time, to the standardised use of paper money and coins.

Under his reign, almost all popular religions from Buddhism to Eastern Christianity, Manichaeism to Islam lived peacefully alongside one another. And yet he, and all his people were nomads. What can we learn from those nomadic leaders? In this session, we explore the concept of Cultural Intelligence (CQ), and learn how nomads utilised it, in order to enhance our insight, and to work effectively with diversity.

Session Content Overview

  • Understanding the basics of Cultural Intelligence (CQ)
  • Unpacking the secrets of nomadic CQ
  • Bridging nomadic CQ into Western perspectives
  • Turning the challenges of CQ into opportunities
  • CQ lessons from Nomads to take away

Participant Feedback from previous masterclass:

“Useful for not only when setting up a business as keys to success but also for facing the need to improve your organisation in order to maintain your position”. Marieke

“Dr. Saranzaya was such a great Yurt Keeper and it was a beautifully facilitated group to be a part of. Really enjoyable and totally absorbing.” Sarah

“Informative and fascinating! I had no ideas that we could learn so much from Mongolian culture.” Ness

“This challenged my perception on landownership to true transparency, on accumulated wealth, the tangible benefits of sharing knowledge and ideas, and much much more. Absolutely brilliant – thank you Sara!” Alex

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