Connie Yuan teaches and conducts research in the area of organizational communication and intercultural communication. Specifically, she is interested in studying knowledge management through the development of social capital, and the adoption and usage of information and communication technology. Her recent research has focused on examining cultural differences in cognition and decision making, for instance, how American and Chinese people react differently to climate change initiatives and how they obtain health information differently. She has also explored how differences in communication styles between the East and the West influence the effectiveness of intercultural collaboration and expertise sharing. She is also has been meditating almost daily since 2012. She has trained in both Taoist and Buddhist meditation traditions.
Research shows that there are unique challenges and particular steps to knowledge management and collective innovation. In this course, you will explore those steps in a practical way, developing strategies and skills such as self-awareness, mindful reflection, authentic and ethical leadership, and a recognition of the advantages of a diversity mindset. By investigating methods from organizations that have done this well, you will be able to grow your own strategies to create a culture that is conducive to innovation, encouraging knowledge sharing and retention.
Meditation continues to form the basis for leadership reflection and growing self-awareness. You will start by looking at ways to promote the exchange of information across your team and assess potential challenges. You'll then delve into the significance of addressing the distinct hurdles to innovation and explore management strategies aimed at nurturing it — a critical aspect of staying competitive in today's dynamic landscape. Finally, you'll address the issue of knowledge retention and what you can do to ensure that your organization is able to retain critical information when employees leave. You'll expand your leadership journey by enhancing self-awareness and fostering innovation to ensure lasting success in today's dynamic environment.
You are required to have completed the following course or have equivalent experience before taking this course:
- Using Mindful Meditation to Strengthen Relationships
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Individual contributors
- Global leaders
- Business leaders
- Anyone in a collaborative role, specifically interculturally