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Intercultural Etiquette Holiday Guide

By |2023-12-04T10:37:30-06:00December 4th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Concierge and Guest Services Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Customer Service Etiquette, gift-giving, Global, Global Etiquette, Global Tipping, Holiday Season, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Protocol, Relationship Building|

Intercultural Etiquette Holiday Guide     By  Sharon Schweitzer While any time is a good time to show your appreciation for someone who regularly makes your life easier and more enjoyable, the holidays traditionally are the time to express your gratitude in the form of cash or a gift. By no means is holiday tipping [...]

National Gratitude Month

By |2023-11-15T08:56:01-06:00November 15th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, celebrations, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, gift-giving, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, intercultural competence, International Observances, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Self-Awareness, Stress, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

National Gratitude Month By Sharon Schweitzer   In the words of the famous Roman orator and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the mother of all the others.”.  The ancients knew about gratitude. We know about gratitude today, too. It’s one of the first big lessons we learn [...]

United Nations Day

By |2023-10-24T08:30:19-05:00October 24th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Environment, Global, Global Celebrations, Intercultural, International History, International Holidays, International Observances, Observances - Monthly & Daily, October celebrations, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

United Nations Day By Sharon Schweitzer United Nations Day, October 24th, marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being. This [...]

Positive Attitude Month

By |2023-10-05T12:47:04-05:00October 5th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Global, Gracious Living, Intercultural, International Holidays, International Observances, Observances - Monthly & Daily, October celebrations, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Stress, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

Positive Attitude Month By Sharon Schweitzer   “While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.”                                                   – Benjamin Franklin October [...]

Global Company Culture Day

By |2023-09-20T13:24:44-05:00September 20th, 2023|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Environment, Global Etiquette, Inclusion, intercultural competence, Language and Culture, Office Culture, Relationship Building, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances, Workplace Etiquette|

Global Company Culture Day By Sharon Schweitzer Every September 18th, Global Company Culture Day is observed to emphasize the significance of fostering a positive and productive work environment. This day, established by the Global Company Culture Association in 2019, encourages businesses and leaders to prioritize the values, attitudes, and behaviors that shape their organization’s culture. [...]

3 Cultural Considerations for Global Negotiations

By |2022-07-11T15:53:24-05:00July 11th, 2022|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business and the Environment, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Global, Global Etiquette, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Office Culture, Workplace Etiquette|

Remember that international negotiations are a marathon, not a sprint.

Understanding Intercultural Competence and Uncertainty Reduction

By |2019-03-04T12:04:50-06:00February 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 [...]

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

By |2019-01-10T18:09:52-06:00January 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 [...]

8 Tips for a Gracious Thanksgiving

By |2018-11-14T13:41:19-06:00November 15th, 2018|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships, U.S. Holidays, United States|

Multicultural Table Setting by Pexels Worldwide, the concept of “graciousness” exists in different cultures. What does it mean? Within Chinese philosophy, when the heart feels empathy (in particular for the oppressed) a person has been touched by grace. In ancient Greek and Roman mythology, graciousness is explained in the form of the Three [...]

Santiago, Chile; Culture and Business

By |2018-10-11T14:54:17-05:00September 28th, 2018|Chile, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Intercultural, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, South America, Travel, Travel Etiquette|

  Santiago, Chile by pixabay Stretching along South America's lower western coast, the long and slender country of Chile is slightly smaller than Turkey, slightly larger than the U.S. state of Texas and contains more than five thousand islands. It comes as no surprise that Chile has been called one of [...]

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