Ready to lead your high-performing team to new levels? Call a Time Out!

In your fast-paced role as a leader of a high-performing team, it may be hard to imagine that one of the secrets to achieving breakthrough team performance at work can be found in the pages of a typical sports coaches’ playbook:  Call a Team Time ... Read More

Culture Shock and The Yoga Effect

A few years ago I asked the graduate business students in my Intercultural Competence and Communication class to bring a copy or description of one of their favorite resources to share with their classmates: a book, article, film or website that had ... Read More

“Welcome to the U.S. Here’s your desk…” Part 2

A few weeks ago I wrote about the way that many new employees are greeted in U.S. workplaces, with a friendly "welcome," a brief tour of their new workspace, and a request from their boss or colleague to "let me know if you need anything else." I ... Read More

The English Language Advantage

"You Americans, you have no idea how easy you have it! You get to use your native language at work every day." This comment took me by surprise, coming from a Scandinavian co-worker with, to my ears, excellent English-language skills. I tried to ... Read More

“Welcome to the U.S. Here’s your desk…”

"...and your phone, and computer, and a list of phone numbers and e-mail addresses for people you'll be working with. Let me know if you need anything else." If, like many of my clients and former colleagues, you transferred to a U.S. office of ... Read More