World Tourism Day: Making the Most of International Experiences

By |2018-10-11T14:54:42-05:00September 27th, 2017|Africa, Asia, Austin, Australia, Brazil, Bridging the Cultural Divide, Canada, Central America, China, Cross-Cultural, Cuba, Culture, Czech Republic, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, global competency, Gracious Living, Gulf City, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Middle East, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Observances - Monthly & Daily, Philippines, South America, South Korea, Thailand, Travel, Travel Etiquette, Traveling Etiquette, United States, US Observances|

With so many destinations offering diverse cultural experiences, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for making the most of international trips. Nevertheless, ensuring that you travel with an open mind and a desire to grow is the most important part of any itinerary. In honor of World Tourism Day on September 27, enjoy these four tips to maximize your cultural immersion and create lifelong memories.

Silence is Golden: 3 Cross-Cultural Communication Tips for Japan

By |2018-10-11T14:55:07-05:00September 12th, 2016|Bridging the Cultural Divide, Cross-Cultural, Japan, Workplace Etiquette|

From Bonsai to bullet trains, and tea ceremonies to tanshifunin postings, Japan is a country of contrasts in which the ancient and the ultramodern are seamlessly blended.

International Etiquette: Global Tipping

By |2018-10-11T14:55:15-05:00June 19th, 2015|Global Etiquette, Global Tipping, Houseguest Etiquette, International Travel Tips|

Take a peek at just about any global survey on tipping, and U.S. Americans are invariably at the top of the list. But when TripAdvisor shared the results of its tipping poll in June last year, they reported that even this varies dramatically among U.S. American tourists, with 97% saying they tipped for restaurant service, [...]

Interview with Author Barry Tomalin – Part II

By |2018-10-11T14:55:16-05:00January 19th, 2015|Author Reviews and Profiles|

Earlier this week, I introduced readers to the incredible author Barry Tomalin, and explored through an interview what influenced and fascinated him most in writing his latest book, The World's Business Cultures: How to Unlock Them. Now, some additional insights from Barry: What is the single most fascinating thing you discovered when writing the book? I [...]

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Interview with Author Barry Tomalin – Part I

By |2018-10-11T14:55:16-05:00January 15th, 2015|Author Reviews and Profiles|

Recently I was fortunate enough to “pick the brain” of the wonderful author, trainer, public speaker and global business consultant Barry Tomalin. Barry has authored several useful books and guides, including the groundbreaking The World’s Business Cultures: How to Unlock Them, which is now in its 3rd edition. Below are some questions I asked Barry, [...]

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Joseph Shaules Interview Part 2: The Intercultural Mind

By |2018-10-11T14:55:17-05:00November 17th, 2014|Author Reviews and Profiles|

For those of you as fascinated by Joseph Shaules’ ideas as I am, I was able to catch up with him further - around the world in Tokyo this time - to ask a few follow-up questions. As expected, his answers are inspiring and made me really think – exactly how do I think about [...]

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