Building Trust

Effecting Change in Cross Cultural Settings

Successfully encouraging and effecting change through community development in a cross cultural context is a complex undertaking, isn’t it

Halfpats and Expats (expatriates living abroad)

Not all people living and working overseas are sent there by their companies for short terms of duty, complete with hardship pay, shipping containers with their personal belongings, full time staff etc. More and more people are choosing to live overseas longer term and work for local or multi-national companies. Expats tend to see the…

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Greetings That Work

During the past few months, I’ve been in some cross cultural spaces in my country of origin.  It’s been interesting to meet people from different cultures here and to see again the variety of subcultures found in a large country.  One thing I’ve noticed again is that the U.S. is a very diverse country with…

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Hospitality Train

Hospitality is pretty important in cross cultural spaces, but the “rules” of the game are not always the same in every place with every person. It’s important to learn about hospitality and how it works. Business and social relationships can suffer when hospitality isn’t understood and appropriately practiced. Once, I was on a 4 hour…

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Traveling Lite

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