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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

Debriefing Challenging (Cross-Cultural) Situations or Events I :

Some Suggested Steps Living in cross cultural spaces will bring us face to face with many challenging and confusing situations and events. Whether it’s business or pleasure, life in a different culture is always interesting and full of surprises. Learning to learn from these experiences and events may help us navigate those spaces more gracefully…

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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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The most expensive place for expats to live is… Surprise!

As for the top 20 most expensive cities, that list was clearly dominated by Asia-Pacific metropolises.

Cultural Intelligence…do you have it?

Here is a link to an introductory article by P. Christopher Earley and Elaine Mosakowski in HBR on Cultural Intelligence. People can have a very high IQ but a very low CQ (Cultural Quotient),  and have some different measure of emotional intelligence.  Whether or not a person can actually increase their IQ is a subject of…

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