Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Here's the truth: there's a good chance your interviewers are prejudiced. It may be more obvious or less obvious, but when you suspect their prejudice is ruining your chances, it's time to take action. Read on to learn how.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Learn the 6 universal principles of influence you can start using today to improve your negotiations and your relationships.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Ever gotten a pair of shoes you needed to work in before they felt good to wear? Cultural comfort works the same way: you have to walk a mile (or ten) before you hit your stride. Get the 2 insights and 3 strategies you need to start on your journey.
Monday, May 29, 2017
Turns out that your personality traits impact how effectively you can navigate cultural difference. Learn how "The Big Five," "The Asian Personality at Work Index," and how individualism and collectivism impact your ability to negotiate.
Monday, May 8, 2017
People have described the experience of intercultural negotiation as trying to dance on a constantly shifting floor. Build your understanding of how to negotiate more effectively using this 3-part series. Let's start with the 7 power-based strategies.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Picture this: You walk into work - new job, first day - and you don't speak the language very well. You're doing your best, but you start to doubt your ability. Learn the 2 questions supervisors need to ask to turn this situation around.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Sometimes the hardest part of beginning is knowing which way to start, and deciding to initiate a tough conversation is no different. Find Marie's 4 essential steps and a list of principles you can use to point yourself in the right direction.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Workplace communication dilemmas are just that - DILEMMAS - and they get worse when they involve your boss. Get the insights and strategies you need to start seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Misunderstandings now compound into big losses later. Check out Marie's 3 scenarios and 3 strategies to build the clarity that your communication needs.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Have you considered that as soon as you open your mouth to speak, people are paying more attention to your voice than to your face, the way you dress or what you are saying? Make the most of this advantage using Marie's 4 strategies.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Biology, employee performance, and business systems have more in common than you may think. Understanding gene expression and gene sequence can help create employee teams and business systems that improve performance.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
How do you get past cultural dissonance, personal dissonance, and deep values clashes when you are working in the same place? Can you get the job done if you can’t see past the canyon of separateness that keeps people apart from each other? We think so...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Guest blogger and communications expert Tom Borg outlines the costs of poor communication and teaches you how to put words to work in your relationships and workplace.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
How much do you really know about communication? What does it need to be successful? What gets in its way? Learn some basics here to help you hone the most important of all skills.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Building a network is as easy as 1-2-3 "cups of tea." See how you can apply this principle from Afghanistan to the networking opportunities in your life.
Sunday, May 8, 2016
What can you do if you keep getting interviews but no job offers? Read Mary's story and apply the tips that worked for her.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Cross-cultural communication is all about recognizing and adjusting to different speech patterns. Learn what you can do to close the communication gap.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Hierarchy. It might be obvious or hidden, but it's there and understanding how it affects communication norms can help us mitigate inter-cultural misunderstandings.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Find your eyes get glassy as soon as the PowerPoint begins? Take it as an opportunity to watch and learn what NOT to do. Guest blogger Nelda Schulte is here to help you glean the lessons you need to create truly dynamic presentations.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Many supervisors make the mistake of assuming their team already knows what to do and they get upset when team members don’t do what appears to be common sense. Help them out by providing clear expectations and their common sense may surprise you....
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Communication demystified! Learn the conditions and strategies for communication success so that you can get your messages across with clarity and realize the results you've been waiting for.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Ever considered that it might actually be to your benefit if people aren't actually listening to you? Learn the two reasons why others' full attention might not be in your best interest.