Feedback, criticism, and motivation across cultures

As a leader of a culturally-diverse team, have you ever been surprised by the reaction of a team member to your well-intended feedback? For example: Have your direct, constructive suggestions for improvement ever caused strong, negative ... Read More

This Blog’s for YOU

This website, too. Insights, ideas and inspiration for culturally diverse teams Whether you're leading a small project team in your local office, or a virtual team of leaders scattered across the globe, we know that time is one of your most ... Read More

Ready for Game Day

Today is game day. The college football national championship is on the line, and the Ducks from the University of Oregon are favored to win. Like so many of my fellow Oregonians, I've enjoyed following the ups and downs of this team as the 2014 ... Read More

Four simple steps to a strong start for your team in 2015 

Four simple steps to a strong start for your team in 2015 The new year is here and many of us are returning to work this week after a nice holiday break. If you've been offline for a week or two, it's tempting to jump back in with both feet and hit ... Read More

Team Leaders in the Pacific NW – Take a Time Out for Yourself!

As a leader of a culturally diverse team, charged with delivering outstanding results on increasingly ambitious projects, you know that it's important to step back once in a while and take a time out for yourself: to reflect, refocus, and reenergize ... Read More

How People from Different Cultures Expect to Learn

Very informative article from Cornelius N. Grove, Ed.D. outlining the different ways in which people learn. (in pdf format). ... Read More

Intercultural Communication at Work

A collection of articles, curated by Ann Marie Lei, about useful topics for anyone working and communicating across cultural and/or language barriers in the global workplace. ... Read More

Asian Assignees with American Coworkers

In this article, Cornelius Grove, Willa Hallowell and Reiko Makiuchi discuss the predictable problems as well as the potential solutions for Asian professionals who come to the United States on expatriate assignments. ... Read More

Seven Balancing Acts of Professional Behavior in the United States

Navigating workplace cultures in the U.S. can be tricky business. In this article Cornelius Grove and Willa Hallowell discuss seven contrasting sets of cultural values at play in work-related situations in the United States. ... Read More

The Values Americans Live By

Most Americans would have a difficult time telling you, specifically, what the values are that Americans live by. In this article L. Robert Kohls breaks this down to 13 core "American" values. ... Read More