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Having difficult conversations with cultural sensitivity

The ability to manage difficult conversations with cultural sensitivity is an essential to achieving any significant change and driving higher performance in today’s global work environment. Crossroads Global’s first virtual dialogue is a series of six high impact expertly curated webinars that will give the toolkit of skills to assess varying situations and identify the […]

France’s World Cup Success a reminder of the importance of D&I

France’s triumph at the 2018 Fifa World Cup proved once again how talent,teamwork and togetherness is the formula for success. France have long been blessed with talent but rarely harmony – the infamous World Cup Campaign of 2010 a recent example of individual egoes drowning the team. The French National Team represents the complexity of […]

2016 – The choice to fly

“In between stimulus and response, there is a space; in that space lies our power to choose our response – there lies freedom.” Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning I am inspired to start 2016 by sharing my understanding of the mindset and actions that help you make inspired choices, choices that bring the […]

Inclusive is beautiful

I had never realised before reading the trending tweet#FlexinMyComplexion – type in beautiful complexion and you get pictures that are almost uniform in one complexion. As inclusion becomes a watchword today to engage consumers , beauty needs to become a more inclusive concept too. The change might just have to be driven by the consumers themselves….by […]

Strategies for being culturally effective

Originally posted on Crossroads Global:
Working across cultures can be intimidating and confusing to know what might work. Your tried and tested ways of working may fail when applied without understanding that culture and the common ground rules.As business and workplaces become more and more connected, cultural effectiveness or in other words the ability to…

Why Toyota must keep on pushing for diversity

As Toyota top exec resigns following drug accusations, the company acknowledged that it did not do enough to help foreigners integrate into Japan. Toyota has three-quarters of its sales from overseas and about 80 percent of its 338,875 employees are outside Japan. Yet only two non-Japanese are board members. We agree with this article that […]

Mind the Gap: Why is virtual team working so tough?

Mind the Gap: Why is virtual team working so tough?

Strategies for being culturally effective

Cultural effectiveness is no longer mastering the language or memorising Do’s and Don’ts of a culture. It is in fact a mindset that allows you to be intuitive about what matters to others, what motivates them and why they do what they do even if it makes no sense to you at first.
Monika Chauhan -Stok, a Global Business Expert shares strategies for success when working across cultures.

The Key To Successful International Assignments

Top tip from our founder Monika Stok,

“There are no right or wrong cultures – they are just different. To understand the why behind these differences is key to crossing cultures successfully.”

Chinese New Year : What the Year of the Horse Means for You?

Chinese New Year : What the Year of the Horse Means for You?                         1K It’s the Chinese New Year  – the Year of the Horse. The horse is part of a 12-year-cycle of animals that make up the Chinese zodiac. Read this article to find […]