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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DIVINITYBook Application Paper 3Submitted to Dr. Kenneth Nehrbass,in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion ofGLST 650 – D04Intercultural Communication and EngagementbyMawufemor BiekroMay 16, 2018
OverviewThe book, Leading With Cultural Intelligence, talks about how cultural intelligence orCQ can help us to become better leaders and communicate the word of God more effectively.According to Livermore, cultural intelligence is the capability to relate and work effectively inculturally diverse situations. The book identifies four components or capabilities of culturalintelligence. The first one is CQ Drive. This means having the interest, confidence, and drive toadapt cross-culturally. CQ knowledge is the second capability. It means understandingintercultural norms and differences. The third capability is CQ strategy, which means makingsense of culturally diverse experiences and planning accordingly. CQ action is the fourthcapability of cultural intelligence. It is behavioral in nature and it means changing verbal andnonverbal actions appropriately when interacting cross-culturally. Livermore also established thefact that there is a correlation between personality traits and cultural intelligence. Our personalitytraits can influence or enhance our development in the four capabilities of CQ. Not only doescultural intelligence help in our intercultural adjustment, but it also helps our judgment anddecision making.Content reference 1 – Power DistanceOne of the four capabilities of cultural intelligence is CQ knowledge, which refers to ourlevel of understanding about culture and the ways cultures differ. One of the ways that culturediffer is power distance. According to Livermore, “Power distance refers to the amount ofdistance that is expected between leaders and followers”. He goes on to explain that cultures ofEastern countries from Asia and Africa score high in power distance and they offer a great deal2