10 tips for doing business in Germany

By Terence Brake
28th September 2018

Learn all about German business culture with our free guide. Prepare for your international business meetings with Country Navigator….

What people say versus what they mean

By Sue Bryant
21st September 2018

One of the challenges of cross cultural communication is understanding mixed messages. Only a very few cultures will say exactly what they mean….

How do leaders differ across cultures?

By Sue Bryant
18th September 2018

Leaders today need to be able to manage across cultures. They require a high degree of emotional intelligence, both in interpreting what others really mean and in deciding how best to be effective themselves within different cultures….

How to get texting across cultures right

By Sue Bryant
13th September 2018

Although a casual mode of communication, texting to a business contact is nonetheless a business communication, on which you could be judged……

Top 10 tips on getting ready for life as an expat

By Sue Bryant
7th September 2018

Life as an expat: Are you prepared? Preparing to start a new life abroad is both exciting and stressful. Wading through the admin of renting out your house, sorting medical issues, finding schools for children, redirecting mail and so on is one thing, but preparing emotionally is something completely different. Here are our top 10 […]…

11 reasons why you need cultural awareness when learning a language

By Sue Bryant
6th September 2018

English may be the language of business globally, or almost globally, but for employees relocating abroad, this is no excuse for failing to learn the local language. In fact, even learning the language is not enough. Without cultural awareness, it’s only half the job done – akin to using an online translation tool that can interpret the words but has no notion of context. Here are a few reasons we believe language learning and cross-cultural communication training go hand-in-hand….

11 tips on how to sell to China

By Sue Bryant
5th September 2018

China is the world’s largest economy and at the same time, the world’s fastest growing consumer market. The opportunities are enormous – but the job of selling to the Chinese is complex, both culturally and logistically. Here are a few pointers for newcomers to the market.

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