Cultural Intelligence (CQ®)

Cultural Intelligence, or CQ®, is your capability to effectively work and relate with people with different cultural backgrounds, including different national, ethnic, organizational, generational, and many other backgrounds. More simply, it’s the ability to relate to anyone, anywhere. 

CQ is rooted in rooted in rigorous, academic research conducted by scholars around the world. Leading organizations in business, education, government, and healthcare are adopting CQ as a key component of personnel development and competitive advantage.

I’ve been privileged to be part of leading the work on cultural intelligence from the beginning.

 Visit the links below from the Cultural Intelligence Center to learn more about the power of CQ for you and those you lead.

CQ is a critical capability for navigating today’s increasingly global and diverse business environment…the good news is, it’s entirely learned. It’s so important that we made it one of our core behaviors at PwC.

Robert Moritz

Chairman, PwC

Being ‘international’ is not defined by the stamp in your passport; it’s what happens after you ‘get there’. I would describe CQ as not just applicable in today’s world, but brilliant, and not a minute too soon.

Mary Jane Eisenhower

Granddaughter or President Eisenhower

CQ is the key to navigating our brave new world and its contradictions, a world that our students and alumni find exciting.

Rakesh Khurana

Dean, Harvard College