August 19, 2017 in Blog

5 Tips For Public Speaking

Glossophobia. If ever there was an innocuous-sounding phobia name, this just might be it. But as anyone who suffers from it knows, it’s anything but innocuous . More commonly known as the fear of public speaking, glossophobia can be more terrifying than death. According to comedian Jerry Seinfeld, the fear... Read More
July 26, 2016 in Blog

Presenting in a Foreign Country

Imagine you’re on the way to dinner with a friend when he tells you he’d wait an hour at the restaurant if he knew it was for really great sushi. So you invest the time, finally get seated, and he orders chicken teriyaki. That’s what a Swedish customer did the... Read More
May 11, 2014 in Blog

Recognizing Lies in Other Cultures

When I was doing research for “The Truth About Lies in the Workplace,” I was disappointed not to find more studies on how culture influences our definition (and experience) of being told a lie. I wish I had met Stuart Friedman sooner! Stuart is the CEO of Global Context, a company that specializes in... Read More
May 11, 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized

Building Trust Across Cultures

On the trust barometer, is the pressure rising or dropping for CEOs? It depends if one sees the glass half empty or half full. The 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer showed an overall decline in trust this year, largely due to a drop in trust of government in many countries. Trust... Read More
May 1, 2014 in Blog

Surprising Differences in How World Cultures Communicate

If you missed last month’s Business Insider article, These Diagrams Reveal How To Negotiate With People Around The World, and you do business with people from other countries, you owe it to yourself to go take a look. The article features author Richard D. Lewis’ series of “National Communication Patterns." Each... Read More
January 10, 2014 in Blog, Uncategorized

How You Can Be Successful in Your New Job Abroad

How you can be successful in your new job abroad is not just about your professional experience, skill set and previous accomplishments. Success in the global marketplace most often depends…

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October 10, 2013 in Blog

Never Ending Story

Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones. You’re at a great company, with great people, and great products. But yet there’s still a surprising number of times when things just…

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