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Diwali’s Dimming Consumerism

By |2018-10-11T14:54:39-05:00October 16th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Culture and Commercialism, Global Celebrations, global competency, Global Etiquette, Gracious Living, Intercultural, Religious Celebrations|

While Diwali may have marked a great start for businesses in previous years, a change in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) could mean a shift in celebrations.

World Standards Day: What the World Agrees On

By |2018-10-11T14:54:39-05:00October 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.

The Power of Positivity in your Career

By |2018-10-11T14:54:39-05:00October 11th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Career Tips, Culture, Gracious Living, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Networking, Observances - Monthly & Daily, October celebrations, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

A positive thought can ripple outwards, impacting all aspects of a person’s day favorably. Similarly, negative thoughts can create detrimental ripples that persist throughout the day.

3 Simple Tools That Foster Workplace Positivity

By |2018-10-11T14:54:39-05:00October 10th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Career Tips, Culture, Gracious Living, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Networking, Observances - Monthly & Daily, October celebrations, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Self-Awareness, Social Etiquette, Workplace Etiquette|

The right attitude can improve both your personal and work lives. While external factors might affect your mood, research shows that conscious behavioral change can transform attitudes.

Hangul Day: Three Reasons To Learn The Korean Language

By |2018-10-11T14:54:40-05:00October 9th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global Celebrations, global competency, Intercultural, Korea, Korean Celebrations, Language and Culture, Observances - Monthly & Daily, October celebrations|

October 9 is Hangul Day, a national Korean holiday commemorating the creation of the Korean alphabet by 15th century monarch, Sejong the Great.

Thanksgiving in Canada

By |2018-10-11T14:54:40-05:00October 8th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Canada, Canadian Traditions, Cross-Cultural, Global Celebrations, Global Traditions, Gracious Living, October celebrations|

For Canadians, Thanksgiving has a different story. If you’re traveling to Canada this fall, learn about these 5 characteristics of Canadian Thanksgiving.

Global Diversity Awareness Month: 3 Tips for the Workplace

By |2018-10-11T14:54:40-05:00October 5th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Culture, global competency, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Office Culture, Relationship Building, Workplace Diversity|

The U.S. is considered to be a huge melting pot by many. If you want to strengthen your cross-cultural and intercultural awareness, follow these 3 tips to demonstrate your commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Honoring Indigenous Peoples

By |2018-10-11T14:54:41-05:00October 4th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global Celebrations, Indigenous Peoples, Lifestyle, Relationship Building, U.S. Holidays, United States, US Observances|

In the United States, Alaska, Hawaii, South Dakota, and a few other states are hosting celebrations of Indigenous Peoples Day in place of Columbus Day as an apology for colonization and to make amends. Meanwhile, other countries will celebrate the day European and Spanish colonists met the Native Americans and Indigenous Peoples in North and South America.

How to Deal with Bullying in the Workplace

By |2018-10-11T14:54:41-05:00October 2nd, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Modern Manners, Office Culture, Workplace Etiquette|

October will be the eleventh anniversary of National Bullying Prevention Month. Workplace bullying can negatively impact your overall job satisfaction, productivity, and health. If someone is bullying you in the workplace, try implementing these tips to hold your ground.

Love Your Translator: How Translation Can Boost Your Business

By |2018-10-11T14:54:42-05:00September 29th, 2017|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, avoiding international blunders, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Career Tips, Cross-Cultural, Culture, global competency, Intercultural, intercultural competence, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Networking, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Relationship Building, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette|

When conducting business abroad, breaking the language barrier takes time, commitment, and intercultural competence. To ensure that nothing is left unsaid or lost in translation, consider hiring a professional translator to facilitate successful cross-cultural exchange.

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