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Developing Cultural Awareness – Looking Another Culture in the Eye

By |October 16th, 2015|

Here’s a personal take on developing cultural awareness.
Looking Another Culture in the Eye
I was born and raised in Minnesota, but as an adult I have mostly lived in Europe and Africa. I teach cross-cultural management at the international business school Insead, near Paris. For […]

What do we hear when processing ethnicity and accents?

By |June 26th, 2015|

Here’s a very sad commentary on the relationship between what we see and what we perceive. Is it possible that just by looking at someone influences what we hear? Certainly our assumptions and stereotypes affect our perceptions but this article points to how just […]

Soft Skills & Cultural Conditioning Play a Key Role in Getting Work or a Promotion

By |April 14th, 2015|

Mohammad was in the running for a promotion but never got it. Why? According to his manager, Mohammad was considered rude by several of his colleagues. There were complaints about him being overly critical, raising his voice regularly and often making jokes at meetings […]

Culturally Intelligent Leaders Know When it’s “Cultural” … and when it isn’t.

By |April 6th, 2015|

Being a culturally intelligent leader requires more than understanding cultural differences. At times it can be quite difficult to decipher when a particular behaviour is related to cultural conditioning, personality, current circumstances or a temporary emotional reaction. When I am called in to coach […]

Cultural Agility – Reduce your Cross-Cultural Clumsiness

By |March 9th, 2015|

Having cultural agility does not depend on memorizing a list of what-to-do’s and what-not-to-do’s. It involves learning about cultural variations, developing self awareness and applying your knowledge in a flexible, reflective manner.  While the following article discusses situations and examples of people living overseas, […]

Diversity is Our Strength: Challenges and Promises

By |March 2nd, 2015|

Diversity is Our Strength is the city of Toronto’s motto, found at the bottom of our coat of arms. Given the importance of continually finding ways to strengthen dialogue, build bridges between communities and reduce discrimination, the Canadian Race Relations Federation (CRRF) recently held […]

How to Give Feedback Appropriately

By |February 6th, 2015|

How we give feedback varies tremendously from culture to culture. Canadians are similar to Americans in how we give feedback and often even less direct. Many new immigrants have difficulty hearing negative feedback given by Canadians since we generally start with positive statements. The […]