The Culture Moment 21

The Culture Moment 21

Time for some real talk! Whenever people tell you cultural training initiatives “don’t work,” here’s how you respond: You won’t look like The Rock after one visit to the gym. You won’t cure tonsillitis with one antibiotic pill. And you certainly won’t build cultural competence in your organization with one training program! It’s a process. You present new knowledge, you …

The Culture Moment 20

The Culture Moment 20

What is it like to work with a Culture Coach? People often have wrong ideas and expectations around that. Let us help you bust five of the myths about what a cross-cultural coach offers. 1. Working with a cross-cultural coach means I am incapable to figure this out on my own2. Your coach will fix all of your problems3. Your …

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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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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Build a Global Career You Can Be Proud of – with a Culture Coach [The Culture Guy Podcast]

Everybody needs a coach – here’s why Let’s call this the coaching episode. A whole podcast about the fact that you won’t reach your top goals without someone who holds you accountable and cheers you on at the same time. 27 minutes to highlight how you or any global professional can build a career in international business with cultural competence. …

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Money, Time, Manpower – Stinginess With a Tiny Slice May Cost You the Entire Expat Pie

Any cost-conscious organization sending employees abroad needs to be prudent and justify all the expenses of an expatriate assignment. Smart organizations know that a small percentage of the overall expat management cost protects their investment in global talent. International employee relocations can fail for various reasons: A company may have chosen the wrong team member for the overseas job. The expat …

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Get the Latest on Developing a Global HR Strategy

In order to help global assignees and their families succeed when relocating internationally, human resources departments in multinational organizations need to have state-of-the-art tools to manage employee mobility and they need to have a wellformed global HR strategy. On September 27, 2018 language services firms TransNation Translations and Fluency Corp will host a lunch and learn session for human resources professionals …

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How Unmanaged Diversity Will Lead to a Mess in Global Business [The Culture Guy Podcast]

When companies fail abroad, 50% to 70% of the time this is due to cultural differences that have not been addressed, says Sophie Lechner. The CEO of Global Commerce Education and creator of The G2 Experience is dedicated to making her clients aware of the dissimilarities and contrasts between markets and countries. Sophie Lechner about how organizing diversity properly will …