9 tips on raising children with a global mindset

By Sue Bryant
25th July 2018

Children of today – the Generation Z cohort – will enter the workplace with a very different mindset from their parents and generations before them. These kids are growing up in a world that’s increasingly connected; a world that’s embracing diversity, breaking down traditional barriers and in terms of the ease of travel, shrinking. So how can you equip your child to be prepared for the cross-cultural environment in which they will one day work?

Personal space: Don’t stand too close to me

By Sue Bryant
20th July 2018

When it comes to personal space across cultures our advice is to keep your distance in Canada; prepare for an abrazo (a hug) in Argentina; and if you end up on intimate terms with a Norwegian, don’t shrink away; they like to stand closer than anybody. …

Americans vs Brits – culturally similar or worlds apart?

By Sue Bryant
16th July 2018

Americans and Brits can feel a world apart, culturally as well as geographically. The reality is, of course, that the two have an enormous amount in common in terms of history, values, popular culture and language….

8 cultural differences between World Cup finalists France and Croatia

By Sue Bryant
12th July 2018

The 2018 World Cup final will be soccer’s clash of the year, as France plays Croatia for the ultimate title. But will a contest on the pitch translate to a collision of cultures? Here’s our take on the two sides from a business perspective….

6 superstitions international business people should respect

By Terence Brake
12th July 2018

We all laugh at colleagues who read their horoscopes. But superstitions around the world have a tangible effect on business and on the motivation of workers. Whatever your personal opinion, it is important in any cross-cultural environment to understand how belief systems affect your colleagues, your employees – and your market.

Global leadership: four principles

By Terence Brake
10th July 2018

In the 1997 I published a book that defined four principles for creating the World-Class Organization…

10 tips for reducing business travel stress

By Sue Bryant
6th July 2018

While to those back home, business travel may seem like a perk, there’s no denying that it can be stressful. Hours on the road, delays, jet lag, soulless hotel rooms, difficult meetings, dealing with unfamiliar food and cultures – it’s certainly no holiday. But there are plenty of simple ways to reduce or minimize stress. Here are a few of our top tips….

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