Category Archives: American Culture

Research on Well-being and Aging: Comparison between U.S. and Japan


We have only begun to look at the evidence, but it appears that different aspects of well-being matter for health in different ways depending on the cultural context where people reside Source: blogs.plos.org   Well-being in the West is formulated … Continue reading

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Where are you really from ? An Expat Perspective On Racism


I found the question in this article very interesting:   Is It Racist to Ask People Where They’re From? As an expat, I am asked all the time where are you really from ?  and I usually have different answers for different … Continue reading

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Indulgence vs. Restraint – Do we need this 6th Dimension in Intercultural Training and Coaching ?


What insights does Hofstede’s 6th and least frequently discussed dimension on Indulgence vs. Restraint give us to help us to collaborate more effectively with people from other cultures? See on http://www.communicaid.com I don’t think this is a valid dimension and would … Continue reading

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The “How Are You?” Culture Clash: Americans v.s. Russians


How Are You ? The answer Americans give, of course is, “Fine.” But when Russians hear this they think one of two things: (1) you’ve been granted a heavenly reprieve from the wearisome grind that all but defines the human … Continue reading

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American Culture: “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays ?


A recent Pew survey, shows that while nine in 10 Americans take part in the holiday that theologically commemorates the birth of Jesus, only about half actually see it as a religious celebration. Pew found that religious and non-religious Americans largely … Continue reading

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Is Humility A Universal Leadership Value Across Cultures ?


Humility in leadership can be defined as the ability to understand yourself and bring the best from other people. You must first know your talents and limitations, then recognize that you have to rely on others and empower them to … Continue reading

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Perception of Time Value In America and Russia


Many managers working in multicultural teams or dealing with clients and business partners overseas have often little idea that conflicts could have underlying cultural differences. Time and its perceived value is one of those key cultural differences. We may measure time … Continue reading

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