International Protocol

Unconscious Bias: Halloween Edition

By |2018-10-11T14:54:16+00:00October 9th, 2018|Cross-Cultural, Culture, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Holidays, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, U.S. Holidays|

Masquerade by Pexels These days, it is more and more common to hear the term “unconscious bias.” What exactly does that mean? Biases are positive or negative prejudices we have towards someone or something. These biases can be conscious and explicit or unconscious and implicit, meaning that they are instinctive and [...]

You catch more flies with honey: 4 Tips for National Courtesy Month

By |2018-10-11T14:54:19+00:00September 14th, 2018|Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, Global Etiquette, Holiday Season, International Protocol, Lifestyle, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette|

Peruvian generosity by pixabay These days, it’s not hard to find impolite individuals. You’ll encounter them at home, school, university and even in the workplace. From snarky comments on social media to combative chatter on the news or simply walking down the street, it can feel like society is less courteous. [...]

France: Relating to the Business Culture

By |2018-10-11T14:54:19+00:00September 10th, 2018|Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, France, Intercultural, intercultural competence, International Protocol, International Travel Tips, Networking, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette, United States, Workplace Etiquette|

Aurel, France by Eric Bauer on flickr France Cultural Dimensions: Reflection of Reality in France With Paris as its heart, France emanates high fashion, inspiring architecture, breathtaking art, fine cuisine and superb wine. In fact, the word “culture” is a French word, derived from the Latin word colere, meaning “to tend to the [...]

Arabic in the 2018 Business World: Three Reasons to Learn Arabic

By |2018-10-11T14:54:31+00:00December 13th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Case for Cross-Cultural Training, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Culture, global competency, Global Traditions, International Protocol, International Travel Tips, Language and Culture, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Relationship Building, Travel|

The U.N. Arabic Language Day is celebrated on Dec. 18 every year, the following 3 reasons will not only inform you, but encourage you to consider learning Arabic in 2018.

Chihuahua, Mexico: A Guide for Intercultural Success

By |2018-10-11T14:54:34+00:00November 15th, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Cross-Cultural, global competency, Gracious Living, International Protocol, Mexico, Networking, Office Culture, Relationship Building|

If you are a first-time business traveler or entrepreneur seeking global expansion into Chihuahua, Mexico, consider the following 8 international tips and facts.

Kindness in the Workplace

By |2018-10-11T14:54:35+00:00November 10th, 2017|Bridging the Cultural Divide, Culture, Customer Service Etiquette, global competency, International Protocol, Interview Etiquette, Lifestyle, Millennials, Modern Manners, Networking, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Relationships, Social Etiquette, Travel Etiquette, Workplace Diversity, Workplace Etiquette|

While spreading kindness is good, it’s better to find simple ideas on a daily basis. Here are 5 ways you can carry on workplace goodwill, even after World Kindness Day

World Standards Day: What the World Agrees On

By |2018-10-11T14:54:39+00:00October 12th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Traditions, intercultural competence, International Protocol, Modern Manners, Observances - Monthly & Daily, October celebrations, Relationship Building|

The theme for 2017 is “Standards Make Cities Smarter.” If you want to participate in events that celebrate World Standards Day, here are four fun activities you can engage in to make your mid-October more enjoyable.

5 Cross Cultural Tips for Business Travelers in Poland

By |2018-10-11T14:54:46+00:00July 11th, 2017|Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Europe, global competency, Intercultural, International Protocol, Travel|

If your next business voyage brings you to the streets of Warsaw or avenues of Krakow, consider these tips for successful communication and culturally-savvy interactions.

Eid Al-Fitr: A Time for Celebration

By |2018-10-11T14:54:48+00:00June 20th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Gulf City, International Holidays, International Protocol, Middle East, Middle East Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Ramadan, Wardrobe|

Although celebrations differ based on culture, the significance of Eid Al-Fitr remains constant across borders. Here are five fascinating festivities that are typically celebrated on Eid Al-Fitr!

To Berlin and Beyond: 3 Cross-Cultural Tips for Business Travelers in Germany

By |2018-10-11T14:54:48+00:00June 15th, 2017|avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Europe, Germany, global competency, International Protocol|

In order to access Germany's dynamic market and build long-lasting relationships, remember these cultural tips for a business trip that’s worth every euro.

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