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Intergeneration Month 2022

By |2022-10-13T12:51:29-05:00October 13th, 2022|Annual Monthly or Day Observance|

Photo by cottonbro Intergeneration Month 2022 by Sharon Schweitzer How do we connect generations for better communication and sharing gratitude? In recognition of Intergeneration Day, we share some ideas for celebration. It’s interesting to note that the origin of this month’s Intergeneration celebration began in the year 2000 with Ms. Sandy Kraemer during [...]

Celebrating Czech American Heritage Month 2022

By |2022-10-03T09:21:19-05:00October 3rd, 2022|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Culture, Czech Republic|

Image: The Commissioners Court of Bexar County, The State of Texas and Governor Greg Abbott, The City of San Antonio and Mayor Ron Nirenberg By Sharon Shchweitzer   As a second generation Czech American living in Texas, I’m delighted to share that October is Czech American Heritage Month. On October 1st of 2021, [...]

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.

Global Father’s Day Celebrations 2022

By |2022-06-02T15:58:28-05:00June 2nd, 2022|Africa, celebrations, Central America, Cross-Cultural, Cultural Snapshot, Culture, Czech Republic, diversity, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Global Traditions, Italy, Language and Culture, Mexico, Quality time, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, US Observances|

We hold an incredibly special place in our hearts for our fabulous fathers.

Madres, Mums and Mommies: Your Global Guide to Mother’s Day

By |2020-05-04T14:11:41-05:00May 4th, 2020|Business Etiquette, celebrations, Colombia, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Environment, Gracious Living, Holiday Parties, Holiday Season, International Holidays, Lifestyle, Mexico, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette, Spain|

Photo credits: Josh Willink/ Pexels Mother’s Day is celebrated on different days, and completely different seasons, depending on which part of the globe you call home. Regardless of the country or culture, the love of mothers’ crosses international borders. As Mother’s Day approaches, on May 10, 2020, for the U.S. and a few [...]

10 Ways Leaders Can Hold a Team Together During the COVID-19 WAH Lockdown

By |2020-04-28T10:12:17-05:00April 27th, 2020|Business Etiquette, Career Tips, Lifestyle, Social Etiquette, United States|

How leaders respond or react, adapt, chart a new course, and bounce back as Covid-19 continues to challenge the US and our globe reveals numerous leadership styles. Numerous people have led and worked within global, virtual, and remote teams for decades. There is no question that the pandemic presents organizations with a brand new challenge: [...]

Global Etiquette Tips for Successful Interactions

By |2019-10-28T15:40:03-05:00October 29th, 2019|Cross-Cultural, Culture, Culture and Commercialism, Dining, Global Etiquette|

To enjoy pleasure travel or success on a business trip, it’s important to be culturally in-tune with your counterparts. So how do you accomplish this when you are trying to pack, handle last-minute items at the office, coordinate with the spouse, house-sitter, kids and the pet? As a traveler who has worked on [...]

Tips On How To Pick This Year’s Halloween Costume

By |2019-10-29T18:39:13-05:00October 28th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Lifestyle, Modern Manners, Social Etiquette|

Painted Pumpkins by publicdomainpictures Guest blog by Sunny Kim Halloween can be an exciting time to celebrate our love for funky costumes, such as the Twilight series, Dracula, or a ghoul. However, one careless mistake can also cause serious damage to your professional reputation. Whether that’s selecting an inappropriate costume, making an insensitive [...]

3 Tips for Hurdling the Language Barrier without Technology

By |2019-10-29T08:08:04-05:00June 20th, 2019|Annual Monthly or Day Observance, Business Etiquette, Cross-Cultural, International Protocol, Language and Culture, Lifestyle, Translation, Travel|

Chef Michael by Sharon Schweitzer Recently I spent 3 weeks in France, where we spent 7 nights on an Abercrombie & Kent canal barge cruise. Our travels started in Paris and continued to Champagne. We then boarded a cruise to Beaune with dear ones celebrating a friend’s milestone birthday. One morning, [...]

12 Tips for Productive Summer Friday Afternoons

By |2019-04-29T14:02:49-05:00June 13th, 2019|Cross-Cultural|

Agenda by Pexels As the countdown to the weekend begins, summer Friday afternoons in the office can feel endless. Each new Instagram notification is a temptation at your fingertips, the clock seems motionless, and the extra bit of dark chocolate didn’t deliver its normal punch of motivation. While it’s easy to [...]

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