Fons is an accomplished motivational speaker and is both lively and amusing on the subject of cultural stereotypes and how we can get beyond them.His Seven Dimensions of Culture is the leading model for managers and negotiators wanting to work more effectively with people of different nationalities. Anyone who has ever led a multi cultural team knows why they need to hear what Fons has to share. Invaluable insight to smooth negotiations in globalisation, mergers and acquisition, HR and leadership development.
Trompenaars joined Shell in 1981 and worked in 9 different countries. In 1985, he founded Trompenaars Hampden-Turner consultancy with British expert Charles Hampden-Turner. He created a cross-cultural database of 70,000 managers worldwide, resulting in best selling books Riding the Waves of Culture, currently in its 3rd edition, Building Cross-Cultural Competence and Mastering the Infinite Game: How Asian Values are Transforming Business Practices.
Trompenaars work now goes beyond merely understanding cultural difference to describe ways in which smart leaders can gain advantage from it. In 21 Leaders for the 21st Century he redefines our idea of leadership to include the ability to resolve competing cultural dilemmas.
Trompenaars Hampden-Turner has advised leading corporations, including Shell and BP, Heineken, Philips, Nike and General Motors.
Consultant, trainer, motivational speaker and author, Trompenaars is one of the world’s most influential management thinkers. As founder and director of intercultural management firm Trompenaars Hampden-Turner (THT) he has over 25 years experience helping leaders manage and solve their business and cultural dilemmas.
Testimonial for Riding the Waves of Culture: "A must-read for all international/intercultural managers...a powerful pioneering work that has gained the respect of corporate leaders around the world." - David Wigglesworth, Sietar International
Testimonial for Riding the Waves of Culture: "Great work. This...book offers the roadmap to solve the dilemmas of cross-cultural management in the 21st century, not only for the West bust also for the East." - Dr. Jae Ho Park, Professor of Psychology, Yeungnam University, Korea
Testimonial for Riding the Waves of Culture: "Riding the Waves of Culture is the guide to managing effectively in diverse countries and cultures" - Napier Collins, Global Business Network