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Learning intercultural business skills from Hollywood shows (C11)



Uncover the secrets of successful intercultural business communication through the lens of Hollywood shows. Dive into the realms of leadership with Boss Baby and Suits, dissect teamwork and communication a la FRIENDS, and learn to navigate diverse working styles from Robert de Niro in The Intern. Our program goes beyond the screen, offering a unique perspective on global business behaviors and the subtle nuances that make a difference.

Recommended Participants:

  • Ideal for professionals, executives, and anyone navigating the intricacies of global business interactions. Learn invaluable insights into intercultural dynamics that will elevate your professional capabilities. Or just relax discussing your favourite shows at the end of the day.

Learning Objectives:

  • Unlock Leadership Wisdom: Learn leadership skills from iconic TV shows like Boss Baby and Suits, gaining actionable insights into effective leadership strategies.

  • Decode Teamwork and Communication: Analyze the humor-infused teamwork and communication dynamics in beloved series such as FRIENDS, unraveling the secrets of successful collaboration.

  • Adaptation a la Hollywood: Explore how Robert de Niro's character in The Intern adjusts his behavior, discovering valuable lessons in adapting to diverse global business environments.

  • Cultural Intelligence Enhancement: Delve into the world of high and low-context communication, humor, formality, decision-making, and relationships, understanding how to bridge cultural gaps for seamless global teamwork.

Language Requirements:

  • This program is delivered bilingually in both Japanese and English to accommodate a diverse range of participants.

How to join:

  • You can join this and over 30 other bilingual intercultural programs to develop your global leadership skills for just 5000 yen per month. Click the buttons below to start with a free coaching session and one month free trial.


Program Details and Webinar Schedule

With other participants, choose a show for discussion from our list or your own choice, and we'll quickly pick up and analyze some character and plot notes and you-tube clips. How does the characters’ communication and leadership in key scenes show differences between Japanese and global business styles?

We’ll look at some segments of the movies on YouTube/Netflix related to work behaviors. And analyze what they show about high/low context communication, humor, formality, working styles, decision making, relationships etc. Also how Japanese and non-Japanese should adjust their behaviors for better global teamwork and communication.

Enjoy relaxing discussion about a different show each week...

Dates (all times JST):

Group 2 (Tuesday Evenings / Instructor: John Lynch and colleagues)

  • Webinar 1: Jan 30 , Tue, 21:30 - 22:30

  • Webinar 2: Feb 27, Tue, 21:30 - 22:30

  • Webinar 3: Mar 26, Tue, 21:30 - 22:30

  • Webinar 4: Apr 23, Tue, 21:30 - 22:30

  • Webinar 5: May 31, Fri, 20:00 - 21:00

  • Webinar 6: Jun 25, Tue, 21:30 - 22:30

  • Webinar 7: Jul 23, Tue, 21:30 - 22:30

  • Webinar 8: Aug 27, Tue, 21:30 - 22:30

  • Webinar 9: Sep 24, Tue, 21:30 - 22:30

  • Webinar 10: Oct 22, Tue, 21:30 - 22:30

  • Webinar 11: Nov 26, Tue, 21:30 - 22:30



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