Have you heard a good story lately? Most of us love to hear a good story, and we all have a great story to tell – our own. Barker and Gower show through the Narrative Paradigm Theory that story telling is a cross-culturally accepted communication tool and a quick method to build relationships, especially in a diverse environment.
When Jim – a US manager working for a global IT company – approached me he was to the point, very efficient and straightforward, just as his question was: ‘I got this new team, consisting of UK based staff and Southern Europeans. We are responsible for running the IT Operations for Europe but I don’t
Globalization of Love – Creating the Future Ambassadors of Peace As consultants, we are so busy focusing on the impact of culture on the business or political environments that we overlook where differences in culture really get personal and heated – between two people in love. Wendy Williams has put a microscope to these relationships
If you find other cultures interesting, or believe that we can learn from other cultures, then you probably enjoy attending seminars, reading books, or watching movies which highlight the uniqueness of each culture. As one who loves to learn about the essence of how people live together and create a society, I was glad to
Leading in Complexity – Making sense of Matrix, Culture and Virtual Working: the importance of an integrated approach to leading change ‘It’s just too much, I cannot cope anymore’. David – a soft drinks Category Manager of a global Fortune 500 company – shared his thoughts openly. ‘How can I work with these diffuse new