• Listening – the key to compromise

    Listening is one of the most underrated and undervalued skills. But when it comes to cross-cultural communication, it's absolutely critical. If you are having a moment of misunderstanding or miscommunication with someone else, the only...
    Monday, March 6th, 2017
  • Parramasala

    About a week ago I attended Parramasala. It's an annual event held in Parramatta that celebrates diversity, particularly of the subcontinent region. I thought I'd share some pictures on my blog, because it was a...
    Monday, November 2nd, 2015
  • 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
  • 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