Featured in Training Journal: Unconscious bias – some lessons learned

By Terence Brake
6th February 2018

Am I unconsciously biased? Yes, and its discovery can be a shocking self-revelation. I remember years ago my surprise when the IT support person who came to help me was a woman! OMG, what was I thinking? Well, I wasn’t thinking. Since then I’ve learned a few lessons I hope trainers find useful….

The symbolism of flowers across cultures

By Sue Bryant
2nd February 2018

With Valentine’s Day approaching we ask the question – “What flowers are appropriate to give in which cultures across the World.” …

2018 Best Countries Report

By Terence Brake
25th January 2018

New report out ranking the top 10 countries for 2018. The report also includes the most popular and least popular politicians of the moment….

10 cultural differences between China and the US

By Sue Bryant
19th January 2018

Chinese and American people will find they have more similarities than differences. People are motivated by the same things: comfort, money, providing for the family, job satisfaction and security. But each culture reaches these goals via different routes and on the surface, can sometimes seem poles apart. Understanding why people are driven to behave the way they do can go a long way to successful intercultural communication….

How to develop your cultural curiosity

By Terence Brake
11th January 2018

Without cultural curiosity we are closed to learning about others who are different from ourselves. In global business, this results in…

3 Resources for Managing Unconscious Bias

By Terence Brake
11th January 2018

The fact that we have unconscious biases has profound implications. When we make decisions about who gets a job, a promotion, or high profile assignment, we are very likely adding subliminal thoughts and feelings that have no basis in fact….