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Ten Strategies for Overcoming Language Barriers. Language barriers are a common challenge in international business settings—and a two-way process. Learn to not put up your own roadblocks to effective international communication in the way you speak.  HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version

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Ten Strategies for Success Across Cultures. Learn the best approach to working across cultures, and tips to help ensure cross-cultural success.  HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version

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Take the Diversity Competency Test. Find out where you stand when it comes to diversity and personal qualities, leadership, and personnel issues. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version

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Overcome Interview Bias. Be prepared to encounter and overcome interview bias in the workplace.  HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version

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Ten Ways to Manage People Through Change. Increasing intercultural awareness in an organization means creating change. Learn to successfully manage these necessary changes with this article. HTML version Acrobat icon PDF version

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Effective Multicultural International Business Meetings. In international business meetings, cultural differences between professionals can and do clash. Neil Payne of Kwintessential shows us how to minimize the negative effects of cultural differences.  HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version

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Six Questions Leaders Should Ask & Answer. Guest writer Simma Lieberman poses six questions for leaders hoping to create positive change in their workplaces. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version

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Diversity During the Holidays. Valuing diversity is about more than "Happy Holidays" greetings card and other PC gestures. It’s about inclusiveness. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version

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Tips for Effective Cross-Cultural Communication. These practical strategies from Neil Payne of Kwintessential can help you prevent misunderstandings and communicate effectively across cultures. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version

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Cultural Blunders. Having a poor understanding of the influence of cross cultural differences in areas such as management, PR, advertising and negotiations leads to damaging blunders. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version

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Cultural Differences: It’s everybody’s business: Can we risk the consequences of intolerance? Demographic shifts in populations and globalization make managing culture a must. Guest writers Stephanie Quappe and Giovanna Cantatore explain that it is possible to identify, manage and benefit from cultural differences, and that the management of cultural differences is part and parcel of every job. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version

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What is Cultural Awareness, anyway? How do I build it? Guest writers Stephanie Quappe and Giovanna Cantatore have written this clean and clear article about what cultural awareness is, its stages of development, and how to build your own cultural awareness. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version

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Bridging Age Gaps in the Workplace: Beyond Stereotypes to Strategies Kate and Simma explore why generalizations about generations don't work and provide strategies for bridging age gaps in the workplace. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version

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Strategies for Cross-Generational Relationship Building  Kate and Simma discuss why generational differences matter and how to overcome age barriers and build cross-generational relationships in the workplace. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version

 

Travel Articles

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Guide to US History and Culture. An interview with Tourism Leader Maricar Donato on the rewards of being a guide in the nation's capital and the perceptions that visitors have of the US. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version 

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Honoring Tradition in Mexico. Jim Kane takes us to Oaxaca and finds meaning in Día de los Muertos. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version 

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Land of Myths & Faith - Discovering Guatemala's Richness Through its People. Connecting with the people of Antigua, Jim Kane explores the power of faith and traditions during Semana Santa. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version 

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Hiroshima: An American in Japan. Hiroshima is a city you feel you need to go to when in Japan. The lessons to be told are undoubtedly difficult, but necessary for many people to hear, especially Americans. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version 

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Making a Positive Impact. With his tales from Peru and Laos, Jim Kane shows us how to travel in a way that builds connections and creates a positive impact for both visitors and hosts.  HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version

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Tenejapa Homecoming. Guest writer Jim Kane shares an insightful tale of his experience returning to the small community of Tenejapa in Mexico. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version

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Going Deep in Poland. Make a Connection With the Local People, recommends Jim Kane. Jim talks about his recent travels to Poland to show Culturosity readers how to go "deep" in their travels. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version 

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Stretching the Comfort Zone in India. Native New Yorker David Juman shares his experience adapting to life in India. Looking at how time and self-reliance are construed in India, David explores the challenges of moving to a new culture and explains how he learned to stretch his "comfort zone" to appreciate the Indian approach to life. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version   

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Living Festivals Abroad. Get in the Local Spirit, recommends Jim Kane, as he talks about his experience with Carnival in Brazil. Jim provides tips on experiencing festivals to their fullest in this article. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version 

 

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Pop Culture and Global Skills Articles

 

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The (Untouched) Power of Generations X & Y. The U.S. must tap into the energy of these generations before it diffuses into mainstream melancholy. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version 

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Did Curiosity Kill the Cat? Old sayings demonstrate outdated thinking. Today’s times require a new outlook on life. Learn to use curiosity to build bridges across cultures and communities. A reflection on the value of curiosity in learning about other cultures. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version 

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The Growth of the Globally Hip. Global has been the rage for years to come around the world. Finally, Americans are catching on as pop culture gets modern, edgy, and globally aware. Find out if you qualify as globally hip and learn how to grow your awareness of global issues. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version 

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Why Be Aware? The case for a Culturious Lifestyle. Intercultural skills improve communication abilities and basic social skills. Understanding other cultures also has prime personal and professional pay-offs. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version 

 

Exploring Culture through Your Interests

 

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Strangers in a Strange Land - Book List. Check out this book list of insightful portrayals of cultures seen through the eyes of someone not from those cultures. This list also contains books that represent an interaction of contrasting cultures due to immigration, colonization, travel, and other experiences. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version 

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The Power of Photography. We seldom think about the negative power of photography—from skewing reality to being invasive and offensive. When taking photos across cultures, remember these positive and negative powers of photography. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version 

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Culturally Sensitive Photography. Like Travel Itself, Photography Builds Bridges, says Jim Kane of Culture Xplorers. Follow Jim's 8 photography guidelines to get the most out of your travels and photos. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version 

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You, Your Camera, Your Subject. The relationship between you, your camera and your subject is more complicated than you might think. Together, the three shed light on the intricacies of cross-cultural photography. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version 

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Movies 101: Foreign and Independent Films. Foreign and Independent films can teach you a lot about other cultures—if you know where to find the good ones and how to make the most out of your movie experience. Here we present 5 simple tips for Foreign & Indie Films. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version 

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The Power of Movies. Ellen Summerfield, an intercultural film specialist, shares with Culturosity readers the advantages and dangers of films in helping us understand and learn about other cultures. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version 

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Got Culturosity? Cultural Photographers Do. Culturosity helps you experience and capture culture on film. Read about the cultural skills photographers have that enable them to capture great images of other cultures. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version 

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Creating Culture-Rich Photos. Learn photo-taking strategies to capture real elements of culture on camera. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version 

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Strike a Cultural Chord. For those interested in furthering their understanding of a place and its people, there is often no better way of doing so than through music. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version 

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Baking her Way through Transitions. In the true spirit of Culturosity, Arige Jomaa has taken one of her passions, baking, and turned it into a way to connect with people across the globe. HTML version / Acrobat icon PDF version 

 

 

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