Get what you want in international negotiations by adapting to local differences

Some people really enjoy negotiations. They enjoy detangling the knots of differing motives, values, personalities, needs and goals that each of the parties bring so as to find a (hopefully) mutually agreeable solution. These individuals are often called diplomats or

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Having a Baby Abroad – My blog post for Wall Street Journal

I had an opportunity to contribute to Wall Street Journal’s Expat site recently with a blog about having your first child abroad. To have, or not to have, your first child while on your first international assignment is a question

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Managing Change – Rites of Passage

The lovely summer is behind us. Those of us who are parents are emerging from the hectic back-to-school season with its emotional highs and lows and are now moving towards the soon approaching Holiday Season. If you relocated for a

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Navigating Global Leadership

Do you manage people in global teams? Are you leading people and processes internationally and across cultures? Then this seminar is for you! Welcome to an interactive seminar where you will get the insights into the do’s and don’ts in

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Spring-Creating Opportunities for Something New

This spring has been busy. Spring usually is. The outdoor sports season starts for the children so nights and weekends are spent cheering at my daughter’s softball games and my son’s tennis and track & field sessions. As I watched

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Creating Successful Business Relationships across Cultures

Do your Finnish team members never seem to express emotions? Do your Swedish clients take an eternity to make a decision? Have you ever been frustrated at your American coworkers’ braggadocio? Cultural differences in communications and interactions have a major

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