• Hosting – one of the fam or treated like a king?

    One of the first cultural differences I experienced overseas was the difference in how guests are treated and welcomed into someone's home. In Australia, if someone wants to make you feel really welcome, they say...
    Monday, July 3rd, 2017
  • 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
  • Maps, flags and dots

    I recently displayed a map of the world at work to highlight all the different countries represented in my team. It brought out some interesting observations that I thought I would share. Firstly, quite a...
    Monday, July 13th, 2015
  • Cross-cultural Weddings

    Last week I attended two beautiful weddings for two amazing friends. Coincidentally, both were "cross-cultural." The first was an Aussie girl marrying an Aussie guy, but his parents and heritage are from China. The second...
    Monday, October 7th, 2013