Global Competencies Inventory (GCI)

The Global Competency Inventory (GCI) is the most comprehensive self-assessment that the Kozai Group has developed. It measures leadership competencies of corporate managers and global leaders in areas critical to interacting and working effectively with people from different cultures.

Technical personnel, middle and top management personnel in international corporations, as well as faculty and graduate students in university programs, have used the GCI in the following ways:

  • Executive coaching for personal/professional development.
  • Selection & promotion criteria for positions with global responsibilities.
  • Pre-& post- measurements for changes in intercultural competencies.
  • Cross-cultural & diversity courses to increase awareness & self-analysis for improvement.

The sixteen different global competencies that the GCI measures are categorized into the following three major groupings:

1. Perception Management

Perception Management includes several competencies that relate to your ability to learn what you need to know to function in the foreign context. It comprises the following skills: Judgmentalness, Tolerance of Ambiguity, Inquisitiveness, Cosmopolitanism and Interest Flexibility.

2. Relationship Management

This group of competencies assesses your interest and likelihood of developing and maintaining healthy relationships with those who are different from you. Relationship Management comprises these: Relationship Interest, Interpersonal Engagement, Self-Awareness, Emotional Sensitivity and Social Flexibility.

3. Self Management

The third group of competencies relates to managing the stress that you normally experience when living and working in an environment that is different and with people who do not share your customs and viewpoints. This includes: Optimism, Self-Confidence, Self-Identity, Nonstress Tendency, Emotional Resilience and Stress Management.


The GCI is available in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.