Oscar van Weerdenburg is an expert in the field of intercultural management, leadership development and international negotiations. Known for his sharp, colourful and humorous way of capturing cultural differences, he energises his audience and engages participants to take a fresh look at their cross-cultural business challenges.
Drawing on two decades of consulting to multinational corporations, Oscar brings to life numerous situations in which culture took people by surprise and forced them to reconsider their approach. What did successful global leaders do, and how did they seize upon cultural differences as an opportunity for new ideas, fresh perspectives and sustainable innovative solutions? Using a clear and constructive framework of intercultural readiness, Oscar invites his audience to reconsider their current cultural assumptions, to benchmark their intercultural competencies and to get ready for their own and unique cross-border challenge.
Bringing all his insights together, Oscar van Weerdenburg published his book: Intercultural Readiness: Four competences for working across cultures, with Palgrave Macmillan in 2014. Based on a 15-year series of studies and involving 30,000 members of international organisations with roots on four continents, the book presents the core findings of how people and organisations can enhance their intercultural readiness, and how they can benefit from cultural diversity as a resource for new and innovative business solutions.
With over a 1000 workshops and presentations for more than 40 multinational organisations, including Daimler, British Airways, PricewaterhouseCoopers, ABN Amro, Statoil, Genpact, Vodafone, Rolls Royce, and Royal Dutch Shell, Oscar van Weerdenburg is one the most frequently invited speakers on cultural issues at international corporate conferences. He frequently acts as visiting professor in the Executive Education Programs of INSEAD and has lectured at the Michigan Business School and the Rotterdam School of Management. In 2008 he received an award for Lecturer of the Year from Chalmers University in Sweden.
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