Business and the Environment

10 Tips for Successfully Handling the Cultural Implications of Smartphones

By |2019-03-19T12:15:10-05:00March 18th, 2019|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Lifestyle, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette|

Forced Perspective by Pexels A recent study by the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology found that smartphone use undermines the benefits and enjoyment of real world, face-to-face interactions. In an age of all things digital, how do we balance the utility of technology with real life engagement? We dove into the research [...]

Tips on How to Crush any SXSW Mentoring Session

By |2019-02-26T14:51:53-05:00March 7th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, SXSW, Women in Business|

Sharon Schweitzer and Kristen Eggars SXSW 2018 “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”                                                                                            ~Isaac Newton Mentorship involves acting as a trusted advisor to provide insight, wisdom and advice to help others succeed personally and professionally. A mentor may be a colleague, coach, [...]

5 Things to Know About Women on Corporate Boards

By |2019-03-06T11:48:32-05:00March 6th, 2019|Business and the Environment, Career Tips, Goals, Women in Business|

2020 Meeting Are you ready to discover if board service is right for you? Are you ready to commit to taking steps to make that a reality? In January 2019, twelve women started Austin's first Board Readiness Mastermind: A 12-month program for taking concrete steps toward board service. This Mastermind is organized [...]

International Women’s Day 2019

By |2019-02-26T14:11:46-05:00March 5th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, Intercultural, International History, International Observances, US Observances|

Empowered by Pexels   March is a month that is jam-packed with appreciation for women, both nationally and internationally. Friday March 8, 2019 is the internationally recognized holiday known as Women’s Day. Despite what some may think, this holiday is no fad; in fact, Women’s Day is a globally recognized holiday that [...]

3 Ways to Participate in Women’s History Month

By |2019-02-26T13:20:21-05:00March 1st, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, International History, US Observances, Women in Business, Women in the Workforce|

Athena40 by Athena Global Thinkers Forum by Athena                       As a board member of both the Global Thinkers Forum and Athena40, I am passionate about sharing the message of accountable leadership, women’s empowerment, and youth development. In light of the [...]

Understanding Intercultural Competence and Uncertainty Reduction

By |2019-03-04T12:04:50-05:00February 28th, 2019|Business and the Environment, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Self-Awareness|

Alex Matveev 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 is Russian and I’m part Czech. I [...]

Introducing Intercultural Competence

By |2019-02-21T10:18:05-05:00February 20th, 2019|Author Reviews and Profiles, book recommendations, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, Culture, global competency, intercultural competence, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Travel, Travel Book Recommendations|

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 [...]

7 Dining Etiquette Tips to Master a Business Meal

By |2019-01-10T12:16:11-05:00February 5th, 2019|Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Dining, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

Dash of mint by shutterstock  Proper dining technique is an important executive skill that demonstrates modern manners. These skills make a meal more enjoyable for everyone. For individuals seeking to make a good impression at a business meal, here are 7 tips to wow your boss, gain confidence, and slay the meal-time [...]

How to Build a Cross-Cultural Career: 8 Tips from an Attorney Turned Coach

By |2019-01-10T18:09:52-05:00January 30th, 2019|Business and the Environment, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, SXSW, Travel|

 In 2018 I was selected to be a SXSW mentor for International Business. Once the potential mentees signed up for their sessions, I contacted them via the SXSocial App and LinkedIn to inquire about their questions since preparing in advance and bringing value were crucial. More than 50% of the mentees asked “How did [...]

4 Tips for Clean Out Your Inbox Week Don’t be a hoarder! Just get your Inbox in Order

By |2019-01-18T15:01:50-05:00January 28th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, celebrations, Lifestyle, Observances - Monthly & Daily, US Observances|

Inbox Cleanse by Pexels  From Google Calendar reminders to weekly newsletters from your favorite local eateries, to spam disguised as personal email, our inboxes can be overrun by unnecessary mail that can bury important or time-sensitive messages. If your inbox is flooded with superfluous spam or unwanted updates, you’re not alone: the [...]

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