Effective network leaders create an environment that supplies the means, motive, and opportunity (MMO) for its members to collaborate. These are the elements in a culture of exchange, and they apply both to face-to-face gatherings and when participants are apart…
The ability to instill trust is a hallmark of successful global leaders. Cultural differences and perceptions of trust can make this difficult. This article shows how new trust-building behaviors can be developed when collaborating in cross- cultural situations…
In these two articles on building trust and avoiding cultural pitfalls, KnowledgeWorkx explores how terms like reliability, openness, respect, and honesty — that we normally use to talk about building trust on a team — can mean different things to team members from different cultures….
In this video, Stefan Henger discusses the importance of understanding cultural backgrounds and differences. Networks that lack this awareness can struggle to communicate and build trust.
This article is part of a series on issues that leaders may encounter in operational mission networks. It focuses on the implications of inter-cultural differences within a network.
In April 2016, visionSynergy and HonorShame.com co-facilitated a global online learning conversation on SynergyCommon.net. The burst group focused on leading and ministering in honor-shame contexts. Network leaders will find it a useful resource for leading global network teams. This document — Global Insights for Leading and Ministering in Honor-Shame Contexts — summarizes the key ideas that were shared over the course of 14 days by 30 participants from around the world.
While honor-shame is the primary operating system for 80% of the world, it remains a significant blind spot in Western culture, theology, and missiology. It also has significant implications for leaders of cross-cultural teams. Watch this 5 minute animation explaining honor & shame for Christian ministry.
In this video story, Hein Van Wyk gives some insights from a partnership in Mozambique. He discusses the importance of values, assumptions, and a common worldview.
In this video story, Alex Araujo points out that while we, as outsiders, may desperately want to see a partnership initiative take off, it often takes a true insider who gets the vision to really make it happen.
In these video stories, Rene Mbongo tells how a ministry partnership in Senegal worked through some of the challenges in contextualizing the Christian way of life within the culture of the Serer People.