Expert Consultant

-Fulbright Scholar to China
-Associate Partner, Hofstede Insights, Europe
-Director of Education, Exuberant School, Chengdu, China

Elizabeth Tuleja (Ph.D.) is an expert in intercultural communication and cross-cultural assessment, and has been designing, developing, and teaching executive education programs in business schools in the USA and Asia for over 20 years.

She was on the faculty of the Wharton School of Business, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Notre Dame, and most recently Sichuan University in Chengdu, China where she served as a Fulbright Scholar during 2017-2018.

She is known for her ability to take current research in global leadership and turn it into practical applications and has developed online courses for business schools around the globe. Clients have included Boeing, U.S. Marines, U.S. Army, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, AXA, Marriott International, Verizon, Whirlpool, Panasonic Japan, China Development Bank, and HSBC. Here is what her clients are saying: “Tuleja’s energy and expertise are simply inspiring. She kept us engaged even when she was the last speaker of a very long day. Her ability to help us apply concepts in any business environment is very much appreciated.”

A prolific writer, she has written many articles and book chapters and her most recent book is: Intercultural Communication for Global Leadership: How Leaders Communicate for Success (Routledge, 2017). She earned her Ph.D. in Education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, graduating with distinction.

Currently she splits her time between the US and China as a cross-cultural management consultant. You can follow her blog on LinkedIn and on her website: http://globalbizleader.com .

Elizabeth's latest book:

Intercultural Communication for Global Business: How leaders communicate for success

This book brings together principles and new theories in intercultural communication in a concise and practical manner, focusing on communication as the foundation for management and global leadership.

Grounded in the Cultural Intelligence Model, this compact text examines the concepts associated with understanding culture and communication in the global business environment to help readers:

• Understand intercultural communication processes.
• Improve self-awareness and communication in intercultural settings.
• Expand skills in identifying, analyzing, and solving intercultural communication challenges at work.
• Evaluate whether one’s communication has been effective.

Richly illustrated with examples, activities, real-world applications, and recent case studies that make the content come alive, Intercultural Communication for Global Business is an ideal companion for any business student or manager dedicated to communicating more effectively in a globalized society.


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