• Entering a cross-cultural group for the first time

    When I used to participate in a course that trained people in interpersonal skills, the first unit was always "Entering a Group for the First Time." It was about how we all have similar feelings...
    Saturday, February 27th, 2016
  • Voluntourism Part 6: And now for some positives

    In this series I want to explore both the positive and the negative sides of voluntourism. Today is a focus on the positive - how voluntourism works to build bridges between cultures. Source: http://www.discprofiles4u.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/DiSC-Assessment-Test.jpg For...
    Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
  • Starfish vs Spider

    Who would win? VERSUS OK..so that's not really what this post is about. A couple of weeks ago I did a review on the book, "Leading Across Cultures." This is an insight that comes from...
    Thursday, December 12th, 2013
  • Beauty Opposites

    One of the most common desires of all women is to be beautiful. As much as we try to emphasize that inner beauty is the most important thing, there is no denying there is still...
    Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
  • The concept of a collaborative bridge

    Imagine two communities living on either side of a great divide, with no ability to contact each other. Each community has their own strengths and weaknesses. They could learn so much from one another. But...
    Friday, August 2nd, 2013