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The LEIZ Transcultural Profiler (LTCP)

In a globalized world, organizations, managers, and leaders have to cooperate with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. This creates the need for having strong cross-cultural as well as transcultural abilities – the competency to effectively deal with cultural differences by attending to underlying cultural commonalities or by creating them. These abilities enable the successful integration and cooperation both within and between organizations. An integral part of global cooperation thus regards a values-driven management that is sustained by values-driven business models. Leaders of globally operating companies are often the creators and drivers of such cooperations. The special cultural expertise underlying their actions in daily business operations can be understood as the decisive factor when it comes to elaborating and maintaining a coherent organizational culture and negotiating in an intersectoral and transcultural environment. Being a successful business leader in today’s globalized society thus requires transcultural competences to lead, steer and control global networks and intersectoral alliances.

The LEIZ Transcultural Profiler (LTCP) as a values-based leadership development instrument addresses the cultural requirements of business leaders in the 21st century. The LTCP is based on the concept of Transculturalism and follows a quantitative, questionnaire-based approach in evaluating the cultural diversity of managers and organizations, with the goal of developing global leaders with a transcultural perspective. Against the backdrop of increasing globalization and international cooperation, today’s companies are facing various cultural tasks that require specific and situative actions of firms in order to deal with the cultural challenges in the global arena. The LTCP offers companies the opportunity to successfully face such challenges, for example, by assessing new potential employees or existing managers for their transcultural competences. This enables a better selection and development of the next generation of global leaders having shared global values. The LTCP as a strategic human resource tool can thus professionalize the road towards a global leadership team, a necessary step that companies should consider in order to successfully pursue their goals in this 21st century globalized society.


Target Groups of the LTCP are:

Leaders having global responsibility in an international organization

Senior managers making strategic decisions involving multiple stakeholders

Board of directors steering the direction of an organization

Organizations with presence across continents and cultures and employees from various cultural backgrounds


For more general information about the LTCP, its approach, or individual coaching please contact us.

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»There can be no culture except where there is some consensus. Consensus is a matter of understanding. It is transmitted through communication, through example and through participation in a common life.«

Robert Ezra Park, est. early 1920s