• Time for our pollies to embrace the multicultural heritage they support

    The past few weeks in Australia have seen numerous politicians being brought into the political firing line because they discovered they had dual citizenship with other countries. As per Section 44 (i) of the Constitution,...
    Thursday, August 17th, 2017
  • Why “Dos & Don’ts” need an update

    Have you ever looked up a list of cultural rules for going overseas and thought, "isn't this just stereotpying?"  I personally think it's about time these typical "Dos and Don'ts" lists had an update. The...
    Monday, November 14th, 2016
  • Would you go without a camera?

    I was recently chatting with a friend about the challenges of affluent countries sending volunteers to not-so-affluent countries. Out of that I heard one of the best lines I've come across in a while... Would...
    Monday, November 7th, 2016
  • Is cross-cultural training really necessary?

    When I tell people that I offer cross-cultural training, there's usually a little bit of interest in what that means. When they are facing an overseas trip, or a challenge in a cross-cultural team at...
    Friday, July 8th, 2016
  • Aussies not so laid back

    I don't know whether it's because we live on an island, but Australia has developed a reputation for being an easy-going, relaxed, laid-back, "no worries mate" type of place. Whilst this may be true for...
    Friday, December 20th, 2013
  • Book Review: Over My Shoulder by Naomi Reed.

    The subtitle of this book is "Exploring the impact of personality on cross-cultural mission." Christian missions and missionaries have a long history of cross-cultural experiences. Unfortunately they haven't always had the tools they need before...
    Tuesday, August 13th, 2013