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It’s Just Good Manners: Etiquette in the Workplace

July 23rd, 2014

We put a lot of focus on teaching and maintaining good workplace skills —communication skills, computer skills, presentation skills and leadership skills. But you know what’s just as important? Plain old manners and etiquette. Emerging and established leaders need to be mindful of both the impression their own behavior gives their employees, and the behavior [...]

Millennials Across the Globe: Similarities, Differences and Why They’re Not So Bad

July 8th, 2014

Millennials get a bad rap. And grumblings get louder when it comes to the workplace. You’ve probably heard phrases like, “Millenials don’t have the same work ethic, they need hand-holding.” or “They’re entitled and want constant praise. ” But those grumblers also tend to ignore one big, hard truth: According to Pew Research, Millennials are [...]

Gender Cooperation in the Workplace: Let’s Stop Diversity Training and Do Something Productive Instead

July 1st, 2014

Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In re-ignited the conversation about women in the workplace when it was published last year. Lean In has spread global awareness and significantly progressed the dialogue about women in the workplace. By now, most of us have heard the statistics and we all know there’s a problem – women just aren’t [...]

We’re Not in High School Anymore: Moving From the “In Crowd” to Inclusive

June 10th, 2014

The workplace can feel exactly like high school. You have the class brain that has the right answer in every meeting. The bored employee who likes to sit in the back, play with their phone and hope they don’t get called on. The social butterflies who are on every committee, organizing baby showers and charity [...]

Global Work/Life Balance is an Outdated Concept: Today, It’s All About Setting Boundaries

June 5th, 2014

Work/life balance became a buzzword a couple of decades ago. Everywhere you turned there were presentations, articles and self proclaimed “experts” all promising to help the overworked find better balance. The thing is, I’m not so sure work and life are really separate concepts anymore. Isn’t work just another part of your life, just like [...]

Improve Your Flirting Across Cultures

June 2nd, 2014

Flirting can be fun and rewarding – both in the short and long term. Many people find their life partners through spontaneous flirting and others enjoy the immediate high one gets from feeling appreciated. Contrary to what you’ve been told  flirting can be good for business. It makes people feel praised and recognized, energized and [...]

Global Talk: How to Capture (and Keep) Your Audience’s Attention

May 30th, 2014

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been to a conference and found a presenter—even big-shot international leaders—so dry that I spent more time checking my email than taking notes. And it wasn’t because the information was boring,  it was because the presenter did such a terrible job of making drawing in the audience [...]

Traits of Global Leader Part 2: Be Mindful

May 23rd, 2014

In my recent post, Traits of Global Leader Part 1: Know Thyself, I introduced my theory that great global leaders have two essential sets of traits: awareness of self and awareness of others. That first post explored the awareness of self, including understanding your personal brand, sticking to what you believe, and how these two [...]

Traits of a Global Leader Part I: Know Thyself

May 15th, 2014

I got to thinking recently about what it is that makes for a great global leader. It goes beyond having a title and being in charge of people. What I mean is, being a boss does not make one a leader. So where’s the distinction? To answer my own question, I started considering the leaders [...]

6 Secrets to Overcoming Jet-Lag

May 6th, 2014

I travel a lot for business. And its not only the shorter jaunts from Phoenix to San Francisco or Chicago to Boston. I travel from North to South America and Europe to Asia. Sometimes I’m on planes for 15-20 hours. For years now, I’ve suffered from jet-lag. It can be brutal, lasting a week, sometimes [...]

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