Intercultural

English as a Global Language – 7 Struggles and Solutions

English as a Global Language – 7 Struggles and Solutions

By: Nita Korsten and Kathy Czako

Once upon a time… Mrs. Snow, the CEO of an international company, led her quarterly sales meeting on the 46th floor of a giant glass and concrete skyscraper in a country far, far away. Her seven devoted staff members surrounded Mrs. Snow. They had gathered from various countries from all over the world. “This will be great”, Mrs. Snow thought. “All this knowledge and experience in one room!” Except something was wrong..

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Is your virtual open door policy working?

Is your virtual open door policy working?

by: Theresa Sigillito Hollema

How effective is your communication with your virtual team?  Does bad news come to you quickly or are you often surprised? Successful leaders of virtual teams consciously create a communication channel with employees who are not co-located.  Have you invested in creating effective communication channels with your virtual team ....?

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Leading in Complexity – Making sense of Matrix, Culture and Virtual Working

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 responsibilities and at the same time be expected to work with colleagues from different cultures who - by the way - I can only communicate with via Skype or email…?! ‘

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5 Tips for International Students: How to Thrive in a New Culture

5 Tips for International Students: How to Thrive in a New Culture

Photo: Arnold Pannenborg

Text: Nita Korsten

This month many students will be leaving their home countries to study abroad, joining an ever-growing number of international students. Nita Korsten shares her 5 tips for international students to develop their intercultural sensitivity, which they’ll need to succeed both at university and in their international careers.

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