Monthly Archives: September 2016

Avoiding Cultural Gaffes – A Case Study

Doing the culturally appropriate thing in our home country doesn’t always work in other cultures. Unless we understand this fact we fall into the “Ugly American” trap. When we travel (or live) in another culture there are cultural rules that we … Continue reading

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My Purpose in Life Is?

Is there just one purpose for our lives? And where does this idea come from in the first place? Here is a partial answer. We have, 1.  Some stellar talent or ability that others view as our great contribution to life. My … Continue reading

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Managing Criticism Effectively

How do we effectively manage criticism? Someone may not like our cooking, the way we dress, the article we wrote, or the way we performed on the job. What is our typical response or reaction? Accept what they say and then up … Continue reading

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Conversation Matters

In a day of political posturing and a blitz of media “chatter” what does it mean to have a great conversation? It all depends of course on one’s definition of conversation. Here the acid test is that no matter the … Continue reading

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A Letter From Your Ego

Imagine your ego wrote you the following letter. Dear (Insert your name) I want you to know that I am still very present and powerful in your life. Remember that with me “Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated!” How do I know? Well when you read this you will … Continue reading

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