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Making your diversity training effective
Is your diversity training getting the results you want? Before you answer that, let me overview the SCARF model developed by[...]
13 ways to develop cultural diversity
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development According to the United Nations, three quarters of the world’s major[...]
Doing Business in Australia: A Multicultural Engine of Growth
Those of us in the Anglo-West don’t often pay a lot of attention to Australia unless the Olympic or Commonwealth[...]

Global Etiquette

Personal space: Don’t stand too close to me
A cultural view on personal space It’s a well-known fact that stand-offish Brits prefer a large ‘bubble’ of personal space[...]
Drinking etiquette around the world
Getting into the spirit Raising a glass to toast a new business deal may seem like a simple celebration. Needless[...]

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Making your diversity training effective
Is your diversity training getting the results you want? Before you answer that, let me overview the SCARF model developed by[...]
Doing Business in Australia: A Multicultural Engine of Growth
Those of us in the Anglo-West don’t often pay a lot of attention to Australia unless the Olympic or Commonwealth[...]

Video Coach

Four ways of building team spirit
This short video covers four ways of generating positive feelings between the members of a virtual, cross-cultural team, and so[...]
Managing conflict across cultures
Find out how different cultures resolve conflict and get pointers on resolving cross-cultural misunderstandings. https://youtu.be/AqVK6UtfBsQ      [...]
Indirect communication
Learn how powerful 'suggestion' can be when talking to people from cultures with an indirect communication style. A simple example[...]

Travel and Living

4 things every digital nomad needs to know
I guess, I could be called a ‘digital nomad’.  I work through telecommunications technologies from different countries (USA, UK, and[...]
7 superstitions international business people should respect
Superstition across cultures We all laugh at colleagues who read their horoscopes. But superstitions around the world have a tangible[...]
How to deal with business travel rage
The reality of business travel If you encounter business travel on a regular basis you will testify that globetrotting for work[...]
Chinese New Year: Year of the Rooster
When is Chinese New Year? Wherever you are in the world, it’s difficult to ignore Chinese New Year, which starts[...]
Cultural intelligence of Christmas holidays around the world
Christmas is almost here and in Christian countries across the globe, work is winding down as the party season is[...]

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