Communicating the American Way

8
Aug

Jack Welsh’s “Lebensweisheit” : The 10 Leadership Principles

I read an interesting, short article that Peter Isackson wrote for the Intercultural Insights Group, he brought up the simple yet profound leadership principles that Jack Welsh developed in his time as CEO at GE. Are they as relevant today as they were when he wrote them? *1.* There is only one way ˆ the straight way. It sets the

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7
Oct

Communicating the American Way – An Excerpt (pdf file)

Communicating The American Way

5
Jun

Interviewing Tips for non USians – an important aspect of successful business communications

Image by mathoov via Flickr What do foreign-born career seekers have problems with when looking for a job in the US? They don’t know how to “sell” themselves; they talk around questions and don’t back up their answers with examples and interesting stories. Even when they are MBA students at Stanford looking for that special job. Many foreign-born professionals are

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26
Apr

Do you really want to send that email?

Image by Pesky Library via Flickr Don’t write bad emails. Here are some examples of emails I received: “Hi, I read your web site. I want to know what class you teach. I also want hear from you answer to questions: How much your classes cost I work in South San Francisco and you to come at noon to my

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14
Mar

Network outside of your comfort zone

Image from Wikipedia Networking is a way of life for most Americans, it seems they start in Kindergarten and just keep on improving their networking skills. For example, a friend of mine, Samba Murthy, gave some sage advice, urging Indian professionals to network among other groups. He said, “The biggest problem with Indians is they tend to focus just on

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3
Feb

Communicating The American Way – Daily Machete Review

Image from Wikipedia Mike Thomas, who reviews business related books, reviewed ours, which has just come out in January 2008. I have to express my appreciation for his review, which like the other review we got (see the post on my blog) was unsolicited by us; however, we are grateful that he got it! he understood the purpose of writing

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2
Feb

December Reflections- what do we take for granted in the US [that we can’t find elswhere]?

Image from Wikipedia We live in a society in which the negative things make the news. There are many of us immigrants who live in the US and – in spite of the political disaster of the past (almost) 8 years – find things to be grateful for in this US society which we don’t find in other places. This

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2
Feb

Comments from an Aussie blogger on our book: Communicating the American Way

Des Walsh recently wrote a blog about our book, Communicating the American Way; I appreciate his comments (and I don’t know him) and for his taking the time to write a thoughtful review. He certainly is correct with some of his criticisms and I appreciate him pointing out items that don’t work for him. I don’t agree with his point,

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12
Oct

How lucky am I working with international professionals in Silicon Valley!

Living in the Silicon Valley means being around many different languages and cultures every day. In my job working with foreign professionals on their accents, presentation skills and understand the differences between their and the US business world gives me great challenges. Life here is different. Business has its protocols and as such, they have to be understood. Many people

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