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Avoid These Three Common Mistakes When Dealing with Change

I have been delivering more and more webinars from my home office these days.  In a couple of weeks, I will be delivering a webinar on Embracing Change, again, for Randstad RiseSmart.  They partner with companies across the globe to help them take an innovative approach to talent mobility, into, through, […]

Avoid These Three Common Mistakes When Dealing with Change2020-03-20T12:46:09-05:00

Team Building: What is Storming?


Shortly after we have formed a team, people start to become more comfortable and confident to engage in conflict.  This stage of team development is called storming.

Conflict is a healthy sign for a team.  Conflict demonstrates that team members trust each other and are willing to discuss different viewpoints.

The storming stage includes the generation and evaluation of ideas.  Team […]

Team Building: What is Storming?2020-03-20T12:46:15-05:00

Change: Do I Join the Anti-Change Crowd?


It seems like every industry is going through significant change.  Some people recall the “good old days” when the pace of change was slower.  And unfortunately, some people join the anti-change crowd.

I would not recommend joining the anti-change crowd.  Some people will decide […]

Change: Do I Join the Anti-Change Crowd?2020-03-20T12:46:17-05:00

Cross-Cultural Communication: How Formal Should I Be?

You have probably noticed a difference in how informally and formally people interact with each other.

Cultures, like the United States, are sometimes called egalitarian, symmetrical, or horizontal, because we believe that humans are created equal. Interpersonal relationships follow this theme of equality. Interpersonal relationships operate on a fairly equal basis regardless […]

Cross-Cultural Communication: How Formal Should I Be?2020-03-20T12:46:22-05:00

Cross-Cultural Communication: Isn’t It About Time?

You have probably noticed, personally and professionally, that some people arrive five or ten minutes early for appointments. Some people arrive twenty to thirty minutes later than scheduled. It could be a cross-cultural communication issue.

Cultures organize time and space differently. A researcher named Edward Hall categorizes cultures as either monochronic or polychronic.

Monochronic orientations emphasize schedules, […]

Cross-Cultural Communication: Isn’t It About Time?2020-03-20T12:46:22-05:00
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