Lesson #5: Don’t Be Offended By Different Styles of Communication in International Business

This week I’m sharing with you the fifth and final lesson in flexibility I’ve learned on my international travels.

Lesson #3: Why Being Humble is Important in International Business

This week I’m sharing with you the third lesson in flexibility I’ve learned on my international travels.

Lesson #2: Learn to Adapt in International Business

Last week I released Lesson 1 of “5 Keys Lessons in Flexibility for International Professionals”. Click here to access Lesson 1. This week I’m sharing with you the second lesson in flexibility I’ve learned on my international travels.

The Cultural Intelligence CLICK!

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It was a historic day in 1972. An elegantly dressed lady steps out of a plane, walks down a set of stairs onto a tarmac in China. It was the first time she had ever set foot in this mystifying country, and was only mildly familiar with its culture. Yet, she immediately connected.

How to Exchange Business Cards in Japan and China

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When you exchange business cards in Japan or China, you are not simply exchanging names that are written on small pieces of card. You are exchanging important human emotions, which can take a business meeting from an ordinary first encounter to a fruitful long-term relationship.

French, Japanese, and American Style Handshakes

French, Japanese and American style handshakes

An interesting thing I have noticed throughout my travels is that each country has their own unique handshake style. From the strength of the grip to the number of times you shake, handshakes can differ greatly. If you are not aware of these cultural differences you could walk away from an important business meeting with a costly wrong impression.