National Author’s Day By Sharon Schweitzer The creator of National Author’s Day is still unknown. In 1928, Nellie Verne Burt McPherson, the president of the Bement, Illinois Women’s Club suggested setting aside a day to celebrate American authors. She was a teacher and an avid reader throughout her life. While she was recuperating in the [...]
Craig Storti, Sharon Schweitzer, and Alex Matveev by Sietar USA This 3-part blog series is a book review of Dr. Alex Matveev’s excellent book Intercultural Competence in Organizations. Alex and I met during SIETAR USA in 2017 where we were featured as published authors. We immediately felt a Central-Eastern European bond since he [...]
Both fiction and nonfiction books have the potential to enrich our personal and professional lives on many levels. Here are five priceless gifts we can thank authors for on this holiday.
It's All About Being In The Room - Interview with first-time author, certified professional coach & Senior Social Editor of The Society Diaries, Rob Giardinelli
Earlier this week, I introduced readers to the incredible author Barry Tomalin, and explored through an interview what influenced and fascinated him most in writing his latest book, The World's Business Cultures: How to Unlock Them. Now, some additional insights from Barry: What is the single most fascinating thing you discovered when writing the book? I [...]
Recently I was fortunate enough to “pick the brain” of the wonderful author, trainer, public speaker and global business consultant Barry Tomalin. Barry has authored several useful books and guides, including the groundbreaking The World’s Business Cultures: How to Unlock Them, which is now in its 3rd edition. Below are some questions I asked Barry, [...]
For those of you as fascinated by Joseph Shaules’ ideas as I am, I was able to catch up with him further - around the world in Tokyo this time - to ask a few follow-up questions. As expected, his answers are inspiring and made me really think – exactly how do I think about [...]
The SIETAR-USA 2014 annual conference “Pioneering Intercultural Leadership: From Awareness to Action” was held in the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon recently. “Learning and awareness are never enough; action is what makes a difference in our world.” One of the most fascinating speakers was Joseph Shaules of Japan Intercultural. His new book is The Intercultural [...]