Tagged as: intercultural

Givers and takers, movers and shakers

 

I have spent the last couple of days in Adam Grant’s head with his book Give and Take – A Revolutionary Approach to Success. Given by a friend, it’s a great journey and a well-researched look at our characteristics as givers, takers, and matchers.

He argues convincingly that

Making your case overseas

 

Collating feedback after an international conference in Jakarta, it amazes me as always the continuing polarity in presentation styles and how these impact across the cultural spectrum. From speakers singing and dancing among the participants to others standing rigidly behind rostrums, we had it all. Indeed, it becam

Shall We Dance or You Wanna Race?

 

What does time look like to you? Does it stretch straight ahead into the distance, measurable yet infinite? Or does it loop and circle around like a bee? Is time money and the schedule king? Or are relationships more important and time rubbery like a Dalí clock?

Of all the cultural dimensions the element of time is the one that often pro