Tag Archives: Cross-cultural communication

Global Leadership: Fitting in, without giving in


Adapting your leadership style to a different cultural setting can be tough, especially when the new setting demands a style different from how you would normally and comfortably behave at home. So how do you adapt your leadership behavior across … Continue reading

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Why employers value intercultural skills


New research shows that employers around the world value staff who understand the role of culture at work. Source: http://www.britishcouncil.org What do employers understand by ‘intercultural skills ?  Ability to understand different cultural contexts and viewpoints.  Respect for others’ and ‘adapting … 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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What Does Interculturality Mean ?


                        A number of studies on the development of intercultural skills and competences have shown that first-hand experience of ‘otherness’ and even sojourns in a foreign country are not … Continue reading

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Using a foreign language changes moral decisions


See on Scoop.it – Global Leaders Would you sacrifice one person to save five? Such moral choices could depend on whether you are using a foreign language or your native tongue. A new study from psychologists finds that people using … Continue reading

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Intercultural Communication at Work


See on Scoop.it – Global Leaders In this globalised world, communicating in intercultural contexts is not as easy as it may seem… Anne Egros‘s insight: When you don’t understand someone’s behavior in intercultural context, ask questions, don’t guess through your … 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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The Dangers Of Slang For Non-Native Language Speakers


I have had interesting discussions with linguists and intercultural coaches after publishing an article,  “You Are What You Speak: How Language Influences Behaviors”,. The debate was mainly around  words and cultural context. The most recurrent question was:  Is it the cultural … Continue reading

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Intercultural training important to expats’ success


See on Scoop.it – Global Leaders Intercultural training programs are designed to develop cultural awareness and speed the transition process, by providing employees and their families with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to effectively interact across cultures. See on … Continue reading

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Avoiding Cross-Cultural Faux Pas – Career Skills From MindTools.com


See on Scoop.it – Global Leaders Learn some common mistakes to avoid when traveling or working in a different culture. Quote from the article: The Importance of Cultural Awareness It’s not just professionals working overseas who need to learn cross-cultural business … Continue reading

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