When Cultures Collide: Global Cultural Intelligence in the Age of Covid-19
The first step is to consider that the “p” in pandemic means a type of passport, a passport to recovery, passport to resurgence, but a passport to a direction in which the leaders’ respective messages guide the local response. The ‘p’ is a passport to a global new normal, yet culturally competent leaders must set the path that will not lead to further ruin. Closing borders and restricting travel to other countries and states to control the spread of COVID-19 are strategies that should reflect decisions made by culturally intelligent leadership. Therefore, this paper will reflect on the past successes of global collaboration, and the current medley of responses from various countries to deal with COVID-19.