From outsider to insider
“Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves”. Abraham Lincoln
Welcome to your discomfort zone! Like it or not, globalization is here … to stay.
Most large companies have some kind of business relations with customers, companies, employees or various stakeholders in other countries and cultures. Many employees and managers deal with people from other cultures on a constant basis, including virtual work.
Each of us views the world through a lens of values, morals, conventions, behaviors, attitudes and ethics that are unique to our country of origin. Culture informs every aspect of how we live, function and interpret the world around us. When diverse cultures get together, inadvertent misunderstandings frequently occur, despite a common shared language.
Coaching helps you to accept and embrace the differences of your diverse workforce, leverage a shared vision, promote open communication, foster strong work relationships among virtual teams, and boost interoffice rapport.
Through coaching you will increase your self-awareness and clarity on your own cultural identity and how that impacts your decision-making, communication and team management.
Work with anyone anywhere. Inspired Executives help you navigate your discomfort zone.
Articles on Cross-Cultural Communication
Positive Intelligence™: Overcoming Self-Sabotage and Building Powerful Habits for a (more) Positive Mind
“Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.” Voltaire (1694 – 1778) Leaders, We all self-sabotage from time to time, and it can be so automatic that we don't even realize it. However, when this rather destructive thinking continues, it causes us to flounder [...]
Beware of Emotional Vampires
Leaders, You do not need to be an expert in vampirism to know that there are people in your work and personal life who can suck the energy out of you. They are experts at pushing your buttons in many shapes or forms. It isn’t that they are intentionally mean [...]
Creating a culture of confidence
Leaders, What do you consider the biggest threat to your organization to be? Wrestling with declining revenues? Struggling with intense global competition? Or battling against disruptive new technologies? How about fear? Fear has been spreading throughout organizations – negatively impacting morale, productivity, and the bottom-line. Living in fear is destructive [...]
How comfortable are you in your discomfort zone?
Leaders, What would you do if there was no fear? Are you setting the stage for progress and confidence? Or are you playing it safe and waiting for the storm to pass? How present and ambitious are your goals? What is the risk of staying in your comfort zone? Are [...]
A culture of trust needs transparency
Leaders, Everyone wants to be part of a workplace culture that puts a premium on delivering the real truth. Lies and secrets break trust, while honesty and transparency build trust. If trust somehow exists without transparency, this so-called trust is nothing more than an illusion because it is based on what is [...]
Caution: Ego Traps
Leaders, Complacent superiority is your biggest clue that you are in an ego trap. The ego loves to feel superior. It loves judging, and looking down on others. It loves being right, and knowing more about everything and everyone. Leaders who operate with their ego on the front burner can [...]