Cultural Intelligence for the Remote World: Virtual Working in the US

By Sue Bryant
15th September 2020

More Americans than ever are working remotely in a societal shift never experienced before. For many, there are benefits of ‘WFH’; no more commuting, flexible working hours, a better work-life balance. Employers can pick the best workers, with geographical location no longer a barrier. The expense of an office can be eliminated. With tried-and-tested systems […]…

Cultural Intelligence for the Virtual World

By Matthew MacLachlan
8th September 2020

Needing to do business with New Zealanders? For advice and guidance on making a good impression in New Zealand you need to check out our top 10 tips. …

Cultural Intelligence – The forgotten skills

By Matthew MacLachlan
9th July 2020

Needing to do business with New Zealanders? For advice and guidance on making a good impression in New Zealand you need to check out our top 10 tips. …

How do leadership styles differ across cultures?

By Sue Bryant
2nd September 2019

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….

24 tips on how to make a good first impression in China

By Terence Brake
14th June 2019

The single most important factor in making a good impression in China is to build relationships and cultivate them carefully, otherwise known as Guanxi. Building the friendship has to come before business is done; trust has to be in place before a deal can be made. Being smartly dressed, serious, punctual and deferential to elders will also win the respect of the Chinese. Furthermore, be careful in conversation not to make a Chinese person lose face by discussing topics such as Taiwan, Tibet, human rights issues or the growing capitalist culture in Chinese cities….

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