Case Study

Case Studies invite us to imagine concrete situations which are analogous to those we experience working in and across cultures. Take your time. Reflect. Then give other CI members a sense for how you think. Only CI-Members have access to case studies.

A walk with your daughter.

Your twelve-year old daughter, Emma, walks off the soccer field, her head hanging low. Her team just lost a 2-1 heartbreaker. Emma plays goaltender. Giving up two goals is nothing to be ashamed of.

In fact, she blocked at least four shots on goal, two of which would have gone in against a less capable goaltender. On the other side, had Emma positioned herself better, she could have blocked one of the two goals scored against her team.

So, all in all Emma played well. But your young girl is ambitious. She wants to win and, like you, is overly self-critical. You know that giving her feedback after the game is not the right approach.

You wait until after dinner later in the week, when the two of you take your young dog, Rex, a Weimaraner, out for a walk after dinner. It's still summer. The days are long.

You are German. You're out for the walk with Emma and begin giving her feedback. What is the underlying logic in how you give your daughter feedback?

You are American. You're out for the walk with Emma and begin giving her feedback. What is the underlying logic in how you give your daughter feedback?

If you are neither American nor German. You're out for the walk with your daughter and begin giving her feedback. What is the underlying logic in how you give your daughter feedback?

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