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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

What is Pre-Play?

The question is: What is pre-play? Sometimes when negotiating, the first few minutes are awkward and the conversation gets off on a slow start. You may be unsure of how to start. What can you do to be better prepared?

This is often referred to as pre-play in negotiation. Pre-play, or the pre-negotiation tactics, are the […]

What is Pre-Play?2020-03-20T12:46:27-05:00

What About Office Politics?

Office politics occur in nearly every organization.  When a person is in a powerful position and is in the center of influence, office politics can often become an issue.

Given the different goals, values, interests, resources, budgets, salaries, space allocations, and projects…there will always be some politics involved.  You can either be skilled at politicking or […]

What About Office Politics?2020-03-20T12:46:29-05:00

Do I Dare Delegate?

You may be the most highly skilled person in your organization.  You may have the education, experience, and expertise. We all like things done and done right. So, do you dare delegate?

The answer is yes, you can dare to delegate. There are several factors that you should assess when determining whether or not you should delegate.

The first […]

Do I Dare Delegate?2020-03-20T12:46:29-05:00

What does being energetic have to do with leadership?

Many leaders need to show more energy.  They don’t need to be jumping around, cheerleading, and distracting them.  However, it would be nice if they demonstrated some natural enthusiasm.

Energy is contagious.  Our emotions are affected by the feelings of those around us.  Actually, there is a term for it:  emotional contagion.

Emotional contagion is the process […]

What does being energetic have to do with leadership?2020-03-20T12:46:30-05:00
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