Cultural identity


We begin creating our cultural identity from the time we are born. As we grow and develop, we pick up identities based on the cultures we are raised in. Cultural awareness is based on being comfortable with different cultural identities.

At Berlitz, we look at six levels of cultural identity:

  • Organizational
  • Individual
  • Team
  • National/Societal
  • Functional
  • Identity Group

These levels of cultural identity make modern leadership challenging. Effective modern leaders need to be self-aware, curious and ready to increase knowledge. With these skills, you will be able to lead effectively across cultures.