Dicho-3d-1

Dicho Cards: Proverbs or adages teaching cultural wisdom and values

$35.00

Hispanics are not a race. They are a culture or ethnic group, much like the Jewish community. A shared history, the Spanish language, a common spiritual tradition, and a dynamic set of core values unite Hispanics. Values are the glue holding the Latino culture together. By reflecting on Hispanic “dichos” – idioms or sayings the cultural wisdom and common values become apparent.

Mi Casa es Su Casa, for instance, reflects a profound generosity. Latino children are taught to share, to cooperate, and to contribute. The Latino culture is not materialistic, but humanistic with a focus on people. Material things are more fluid and shared. On a deep level, Mi Casa es Su Casa means “What I have is also yours.”

How could generosity be helpful to leaders and managers? Have you benefited from leaders who are generous with their ideas and positive feedback, share success, and reward performance? Does your organization reward these values?

Category: .

Product Description

In all cultures, proverbs or adages are a shorthand way to teach values and pass on wisdom from generation to generation. In the Latino culture proverbs are called dichos. The most well-known is Mi Casa es su Casa which speaks to generosity, sharing, and actually means “what is mine is yours.” This reflects a We orientation where people and reciprocity, not personal accumulation, is valued.

Example Card
Dicho 1: Ponle ojo. Pay attention

Leadership Quality: Awareness, attention, alignment.

Leadership Lesson: Leaders develop a “triad of awareness: an inward focus, a focus on others and an outward focus”. Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence. Daniel Goldman. #dichocontest #latinolead#wisdom #leadershipquotes #leadership #diversity

Latino Wisdom: I learned this when I walked into school at 5 and didn’t understand the language or culture. Paying attention taught me to maneuver and succeed in many environments.

 

Instructions for trainer or instructor

Hispanics are not a race. They are a culture or ethnic group, much like the Jewish community. A shared history, the Spanish language, a common spiritual tradition, and a dynamic set of core values unite Hispanics. Values are the glue holding the Latino culture together. By reflecting on Hispanic “dichos” – idioms or sayings the cultural wisdom and common values become apparent.

Mi Casa es Su Casa, for instance, reflects a profound generosity. Latino children are taught to share, to cooperate, and to contribute. The Latino culture is not materialistic, but humanistic with a focus on people. Material things are more fluid and shared. On a deep level, Mi Casa es Su Casa means “What I have is also yours.”

How could generosity be helpful to leaders and managers? Have you benefited from leaders who are generous with their ideas and positive feedback, share success, and reward performance? Does your organization reward these values?

Instructions: Participants read the overview on dichos. People divide into small teams (4-7) and dicho cards are distributed. Teams should spend 10-15 minutes discussing the dichos and the questions on the back of cards.

Since each team will share one or two dichos (depending on number of groups) facilitators should allow time for reporting at the end. Distributing 3 dichos and letting each team decide which ones they will share allows for more participation.

  1. Review Dichos Individual Reflection: The purpose is to think about the “deeper meaning” of each saying and then to ascertain the leadership/business application. One way to understand cultural wisdom is to reflect on what each dicho teaches children.
  2. 2. Small Group/Team Discussion: Each team shares their insights and perceptions. Note similarities and differences. How does this saying reflect Hispanic cultural values? This requires discussion since some sayings, for example, may indicate how people should be treated. However this has profound implications for management and leadership.
  3. Discuss Latino Cultural Values – Teams lists the meaning of each dicho and how it reflects the Hispanic culture. How do these values prepare Latinos to contribute, be good workers, and for leadership? How would an individual, group, or organization benefit from adopting these values? Group lists the meaning of each dicho and reflects on the leadership application.
  4. 4. Team Sharing – Each team shares one/two of their observations. The purpose is to learn from each other and to see connecting points with other cultures and with your own values. Since culture is learned, people can acculturate and adopt positive qualities and values from other cultures. This adaptability is a needed leadership trait in our multicultural world and global community.

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Dicho Cards: Proverbs or adages teaching cultural wisdom and values”