The best way to deal with cultural differences is YOUR way......
Only when you are able to bridge differences and remain authentic, you will be an effective leader. Through individual coaching or training, you can build competencies to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment, yet remain true to your core strenghts and identity.
A recent article in McKinsey Quarterly underlines the importance of understanding your identity before trying to understand the 'other': "... they should embrace “rooted cosmopolitanism” by nurturing their own roots and branching out beyond them to connect with counterparts elsewhere who, like themselves, are deeply rooted in distinct places and cultures". (read article).
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” Henry Miller