Taking inventory and being grateful
As 2017 is drawing to a close many of us are stepping back from day to day routines and work schedules in order to reflect on the year that was and to recharge for the new year. We take inventory and celebrate our successes.
Among the biggest reasons to celebrate for our team at The Culture Mastery are the positive feedback we receive from our clients and the acknowledgements we get from colleagues and peers in the industry.
This past year, three of those stand out and make us particularly grateful (and a bit proud, of course) since they come in the form of Top Ten lists:
1. The Top 10 Intercultural Communication Blogs
- frequency of posting
- the inclusion of concrete strategies on how to improve your skills as an intercultural communicator
- having some degree of culturally universal tips, rather than being purely culture-specific
- being practical rather than purely academic
In December Tayo compiled an extensive list of resources for everyone who wants to expand their cultural intelligence and to become more efficient global leaders. His checklist encompasses several categories for different learning styles and we are thankful to see our work included – alongside well-respected outlets like BigThink, SIETAR, InterNations, Cultural Mentor, Duolingo, or Dr. Brené Brown. There are many more, so please take a look at the entire checklist. Then (re-)listen to Tayo and his story on our podcast.
Inspiration for 2018
While Best-of and Top Ten lists are usually rather arbitrary, ideally they do reflect the thoughtful assessment of those who compile it. Our team view them as acknowledgement and encouragement for our work throughout the year and we intend to use these lists as an inspiration to carry us into 2018 with huge momentum.
Who would you add to your list? And what are you grateful for this year? Let us know: send us a note or comment below.
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