The Culture Moment 19

The Culture Moment 19

How realistic is it to expect that one culture can (or even: should) learn something from another? And how does comparing cultural norms help you adjust to different environments? This Culture Moment takes a look at the fallacy of supposing that the behavioral norms of one culture “should” apply to another. What is The Culture Moment? The Culture Moment is …

The Culture Moment 18

The Culture Moment 18

When was the last time you interacted with people from another culture? Remember how you stepped on someone’s toes? Or that time you committed a cultural faux pas? We want to encourage you to share YOUR culture moments. Leave a comment below and get a chance to talk about your experience on a future episode of The Culture Guy Podcast. …

The Culture Moment 17

The Culture Moment 17

This Culture Moment comes with a bit of a myth buster: Cultural training, in and by itself, will not make your global business challenges disappear. So now what? What is The Culture Moment? The Culture Moment is our short-form video format: every clip is a bit more than three minutes long and contains a complimentary intercultural nugget, presented by Christian …

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The Culture Moment 16

Today: Let’s talk about the appearance of likeness. Have you fallen for a Similarity Illusion before? Too often people presume comparability. When people look similar, dress similar, have similar cultural origins, and share similar values it is easy to conclude that they are similar in many aspects of life. This misconception can be quite prevalent among global professionals, especially those …

The Culture Moment 15

The Culture Moment 15

It’s March Madness in the United States and this episode of The Culture Moment addresses the madness of pitting strategy against culture. One doesn’t eat the other for breakfast – no matter what you think Peter Drucker allegedly said (he almost certainly didn’t say it anyway). To be successful in global business you’ll need both. Spoiler alert: There are no …

The Culture Moment 14

The Culture Moment 14

The topic for The Culture Moment #14: How cultural comparison frameworks have their limitations and why it’s so important to flex and train our “cultural muscle” in order to expand our Zone of Appropriateness. ❯❯❯ Check here for more details and specifically check out Country Navigator and the GlobeSmart Profile. What is The Culture Moment? The Culture Moment is our …

The Culture Moment 13

The Culture Moment 13

On The Culture Moment 13, let’s talk about one of the superpowers for success across cultures – vulnerability – and about the arbitrary nature of the concept of “normal.” ❯❯❯ Check here for more details. What is The Culture Moment? The Culture Moment is our short-form video format: every clip is a bit more than three minutes long and contains …

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The Culture Moment 12

Today: Don’t take anything personally. News flash, folks: It’s not about you! No matter whether the behaviors you experience in another culture are familiar and acceptable to you or if you like them or not. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say or do is a reflection of their own reality. Everyone’s behaviors are rooted in a …

The Culture Moment 11

The Culture Moment 11

On The Culture Moment 11, let’s talk about how assumptions are the termites of intercultural relationships and global business success. ❯❯❯ Check here for more details. What is The Culture Moment? The Culture Moment is our short-form video format: every clip is a bit more than three minutes long and contains a complimentary intercultural nugget, presented by Christian Höferle. We …

The Culture Moment 10

The Culture Moment 10

Three new minutes of cultural insights. On The Culture Moment 10, let’s talk about the difference between ignorance and competence. Memorizing DOs & DON’Ts won’t help you understanding the WHYs of unfamiliar behaviors in different cultures. Building only your knowledge base about cultures without being skilled in adjusting to different behaviors will leave you ineffective. Knowledge without curiosity will likely …

The Culture Moment 9

The Culture Moment 9

Another three minutes of complimentary cross-cultural insights by Christian, The Culture Guy. On The Culture Moment 9, he talks about how skimping on expat support services is a case of false economy. If you expect your global talent to be efficient on overseas assignments, give them what they need to be successful! ❯❯❯ Check here for more details. What is …

The Culture Moment 8

The Culture Moment 8

Here is another episode of The Culture Moment – as always, three minutes of complimentary cross-cultural insights by Christian, The Culture Guy. During this The Culture Moment 8 he talks about the culture of religion, community, and humanity in the face of terror and destruction. What is The Culture Moment? The Culture Moment is our short-form video format: every clip …

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The Culture Moment 7

Here is another episode of The Culture Moment – as always, three minutes of complimentary cross-cultural insights by Christian, The Culture Guy. During this The Culture Moment 7 he talks about leadership. What type of leader are you? And how flexible are you in adjusting your leadership style? ❯❯❯ Check here for more details on developing global leaders. What is …

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Introducing: The Culture Moment Video Series

In addition to our audio program, The Culture Guy Podcast, you can now also get cross-cultural insights from us in the form of video content. We are introducing a new short-form format: The Culture Moment. Every clip is around three minutes long and contains a complimentary intercultural nugget, presented by Christian Höferle. We want you to stop wasting your time and resources …

The Mayor who Manages a Multicultural Municipality [The Culture Guy Podcast]

Ted Terry on how a hyper-diverse community becomes inclusive He is in his 30s. He has been called a hipster. And he is the mayor who has been putting a small town just outside of Atlanta on the map. Ted Terry shot to fame via an episode of season 2 of the hugely successful Netflix show Queer Eye. during which …

How To Market Your Business Across The Atlantic

Marketing and selling products and services around the world can be both promising and profitable – it can also be a minefield and full of missed opportunities. No matter whether you are selling Nike in Düsseldorf or Adidas in Dallas. Or if you want consumers in Hanover to spread peanut butter on their toast and people in Houston to dip …

When Everything You Think You Know About A Country Is Wrong [The Culture Guy Podcast]

Inês Nascimento shares her experience of being a serial expat She had always been curious about “the world out there” and so Inês Vieira Nascimento started working for international companies, supporting business functions and employees navigating the challenges of international transition. Then she became a serial expat. As an HR manager, Inês began her career in global mobility roles in Portugal. …

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Why Focusing on Differences Won’t Help You Build Commonality [The Culture Guy Podcast]

Darren Menabney talks about the things you may want to stop doing when working across cultures When Darren Menabney moved to Japan in 2011 it was to attend an MBA program in Tokyo. Before that, the Northern Ireland-born Torontonian spent over twenty years working for the federal government in Canada, in the Departments of Revenue, Industry, Foreign Affairs, and Defense. Today, …

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Talking Mind, Body, and Business with Brian Kelly

No matter where in the world you work, establishing and maintaining a business requires more than an idea, a plan, and execution. In order to be successful professionally, you also want to thrive as an individual. Because all business problems are also personal problems. So, whether you work on your own business or you are employed – your mind and …