Submitted By:Kamaila A. Sanders, The University of Pennsylvania
Date:June 23, 2011
Subject(s):Communication, Entrepreneurship, International Business
Grade Level(s):9, 10, 11, 12
Students will begin this lesson by reading the article, “How Cultural Factors Affect Leadership.” They will discuss key differences in leadership traits among different countries as well as which traits are universally accepted. Next they will get a lesson in cultural sensitivity by learning and practicing the basic phrases and/or gestures to greet someone, say goodbye, exchange a business card and other important cultural differences to note when doing business in another country.
Communication, II. Societal Communication
International Business, II. The Global Business Environment