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Leadership Adaptive or Technical? (part 1)

Adaptive Problems and Challenges (ACs)  require painful transitions in attitudes, values, and/or behaviors. Adaptive change must be internalized by the people with the problem.

Travel and Proven Technology

The more “locally” one travels the more one learns about a people and their customs, habits and worldviews. Most travel in cross cultural spaces is not done “locally”, however.

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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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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