8 tips on how to impress senior leaders across cultures

By Sue Bryant
26th June 2018

The dilemma is a common one. You’re dealing with leaders at the highest level and you want to impress. But how do you achieve this without appearing too aggressive, or too timid, or even disrespectful? Knowing a little about the individual helps, of course, as does doing your homework on the company culture. But in a broader context, you also need to understand the national culture and how it affects the role of leadership….

How to deal with business travel rage

By Sue Bryant
25th June 2018

The reality of business travel If you encounter business travel on a regular basis you will testify that globetrotting for work is no holiday. Things often go wrong. When there is a real fiasco, like a cancelled flight, the default behavior of most travelers is to shout and rage. But the best way to get what […]…

How to achieve business success in the UK: 10 tips and strategies

By Sue Bryant
24th June 2018

Britain is arguably characterized by more stereotypes than any other nation: red phone boxes, warm beer, Beefeaters, black cabs. And its people, with their stiff upper lip and mysterious class system.

Needless to say, many of these are either obsolete or on the edge of obscurity as old traditions make way for new technology and multiculturalism. But how do you make a good impression if you want to do business with enigmatic Brits? Here are our top ten tips….

20 tips for doing business in Germany

By Sue Bryant
22nd June 2018

You will make a good impression by coming across as an expert in your subject, who has thoroughly researched the German market and is able to answer detailed technical questions. You will be smartly dressed, a straight-talker, efficient and decisive. Academic qualifications impress Germans.

Germans are very private people and it takes time to build personal relationships, particularly with the formal setup in most offices. You will find them polite and sometimes a little distant, but open and direct when they want to make a point. It is important to recognize this as a typical way of communicating….

10 essential tips for working with Indians

By Sue Bryant
20th June 2018

Indians place great value on relationships in business so it is essential to understand their rich and diverse culture, from the complex politics to the steep hierarchies in business to the influence of the family – and, of course, how to interpret the famous head wobble.

11 cultural differences between France and the US

By Sue Bryant
7th June 2018

You could argue that two nations couldn’t be further apart in culture – the fast food, fast paced United States versus the formal, old-school French. It’s true that there are many potential clashes but on the other hand, there are many successful business relationships between America and France, too. Here are a few cultural factors for both sides to consider….

Want to be a better intercultural trainer? Go virtual

By Terence Brake
1st June 2018

If you’re a trainer and scared to try virtual classrooms, don’t hesitate – it will make you a better trainer. Here’s 4 things you need to know about starting virtual training. …