Harmonious Interactions and Relationship Building
An American and Chinese Comparison

In the US where individualism is valued, people are expected to take the initiative in advancing their personal interests and well being, and to be direct and assertive in interacting with others. The Chinese people are completely different. Personal relations are predicated on the assumption that intra-group harmony should be preserved at all costs. The …

Are You A Victim of Minimizing Language?

The ability to communicate effectively and confidently has a dramatic effect on our ability to advance, and at times, you may find yourself falling into the trap of using weak language that sabotages your efforts to present yourself with authority and confidence. For example, look at the following sentence: “I would just like to say …

Your Global Brand – Marketing a Collectivist Mindset

Do you see marketing as promoting your products and services? If you answered yes, try reversing this concept to: Marketing is the act of creating need, whether it’s the creation of new ideas and products, or identifying long-term products and ideas. (Take your products and services and create a need). Don’t expect the marketplace to …

Three-Steps to Your Global Leadership Persona™ Do or Die

Leaders in general must be able to have a streamlined process for getting things done, this concept is as important in your home turf as it is when you are on a global assignment. Below I detail my three-step process for developing your leadership persona no matter where in the world you are: BUILD – …