Culture Bridging Skills (CBS©)

Today, companies need to develop leaders who can work effectively in a variety of cultural environments and with a culturally broad range of colleagues, partners, and other stakeholders. For any international talent development process, key questions will be: How do you recognize a good international manager? How do you develop sound international talent?

ICM’s Cultural Bridging Skills© (CBS) provide the methods that enable leaders and managers to communicate and work effectively across cultural borders. Cultural Bridging Skills© are grouped around three skill sets:

Our Cultural Bridging Skills© questionnaire allows individuals to evaluate their level of competence in this area and plan strategies to develop greater ease and effectiveness in an international and multicultural professional environment.


Our reference book

ICM Associates Reference Book Successful Mergers, Acquisitions and Strategic Alliances: How to Bridge Corporate Cultures

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Rebound—or the Joys of Failure

by on Tuesday the 8th of March 2016

In a minute or two of trawling around LinkedIn you will be amazed at the great men who all sing the praises of failure: from Churchill to Michael Jordan; from Kennedy to Henry Ford; from James Joyce to Abraham Lincoln. On the other hand, you won’t read much about Joe Dorn, a baker in Pocatello, […]

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