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, […]
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 […]
Are how you stand and success related? The influence of posture, gestures and facial expressions is powerful and largely unconscious. This very fundamental form of communication goes back to our beginnings when language was non-existent. The oldest part of our brain still tunes into […]
Some facts about homeless immigrant youth in Canada:
Nearly 2 out of 3 have origins in Africa or the Caribbean.
Over 1 in 3 identified as LGBTQ.
Over 25% identified as being a parent.
Over 50% report some level of religious or faith identity.
Family conflict was cited by […]
I love living in multicultural Toronto. I remember when I was living in Central America, there was an international political event. I went to the conference center and suddenly felt at home, seeing all the different faces, the African robes and the Indian saris. […]
Cultural Intelligence (also called Cultural Quotient, CQ or Cultural Competence) refers to ” the capability to relate and work effectively across cultures.” (Wikipedia) Lacking it could seriously affect the success of your business, especially when working in multicultural environments. And that’s almost everywhere in […]