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Apr 14, 2021

In business context both formal and informal communication play a huge role in relationship building. As you never get a second chance for a first impression, it is important to know when to be formal and informal and how this varies across different cultures. In countries where relationships play a more important role,...

Feb 10, 2021

Robert Maisel speaks 5 languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.

While Spanish is the only foreign language he learned from textbooks, he had to realise that he could not communicate with Argentina natives at first.

He figured that learning through interaction with the actual society...

Feb 10, 2021

Robert is an American cross-cultural consultant, global mobility specialist, travel coach and blogger, speaking 5 different languages. He’s been to 6 continents, 32 US States and 50 countries.

He grew up in New York where there wasn’t much cultural diversity. When he and his family moved to Michigan he got to know...

Feb 10, 2021

Alexandra is a diplomatic spouse from Romania currently living in Berlin. She lived in 4 countries, has a master in business and participated in a certified program called “cultural diplomacy and intercultural communication”.

Spending high school time in the US, she experienced a quite severe cultural shock. Luckily...

Dec 9, 2020

Leading an international team requires a different set of skills in terms of communication and addressing issues within a team or company.

The question that arises is whether you need to take a more aggressive or modest approach.

Adapt your leadership style without losing authority.  

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