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Lunchbox/Soapbox: Mark Yettica-Paulson: Cross Cultural Leadership
In this short lunchtime talk, Mark Yettica-Paulson adopts a metaphor of three dances to argue for meaningful progress in cross cultural dialogue. ‘The dance of language is not about carrying around a list of trigger words to use or not to use given your context. It’s about listening for purpose, and practicing different types of conversation,’ he offers.
In 2010, Yettica-Paulson’s company The Yettica Group developed The Inter-Cultural Framework. This initiative was designed for a very specific reason. Having a clear understanding of the sensitivities and protocols surrounding Indigenous cultures is vital, but how do people involved in cross-cultural events attain this knowledge?
Mark has been at the forefront of establishing cross-cultural leadership groups in Australia for the better part of a decade, and in this Lunchbox/Soapbox, he argues for their importance in developing Indigenous leaders who can work within frameworks outside of their cultural backgrounds to promote understanding.