Three Steps to Make the Most of Hiring an Outside Consultant

[fa icon="calendar'] April 14, 2017 / by Valerie Berset-Price posted in Global Mindset, Cultural Intelligence, Cultural Change Management, Change Management, Business Development, Organizational Change, Consulting

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments


 

The journey toward becoming a “global” company is an arduous one, but transforming into a “global” individual can be even tougher. Behaviors that made you successful domestically no longer work in an international environment and must be unlearned. For example, if you are an American, you were taught to believe that competition is healthy, meritocracy is the best way to reward people, and brainstorming and heated discussions challenge the status quo.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

International, Multinational or Transnational: Knowing the Difference Could Save Your Business

[fa icon="calendar'] December 20, 2016 / by Valerie Berset-Price posted in Global Mindset, Cultural Intelligence, Cultural Change Management, Change Management, Business Development, Organizational Change

[fa icon="comment"] 1 Comment

 

All companies face growing pains. That’s part of the price of doing business. Would you rather remain stagnant?

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

3 Things You Can Do to Adjust to a Changing Economy

[fa icon="calendar'] November 17, 2016 / by Valerie Berset-Price posted in Cross-Cultural Communication, Global Mindset, Cultural Intelligence, Global Team Building, Cultural Change Management, Change Management, Hotel Industry

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

 

The shareholder acquisition of Hilton Worldwide Holdings by China’s HNA Group in October sent a loud and clear message to U.S. employees throughout the hotel and hospitality sector: Adapt or get out.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Why Are Most Diversity Training Programs Not Diverse Enough?

[fa icon="calendar'] October 13, 2016 / by Valerie Berset-Price posted in Cross-Cultural Communication, Global Mindset, Cultural Intelligence, Global Team Building, Cultural Change Management, Change Management

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

 

I do not recall a single person ever telling me he or she looked forward to participating in a diversity training program. They often place colleagues in awkward and uncomfortable social positions and lack the efficiency to foster authentic and lasting change.

So why bother? 

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Racism at Work: Why Change Must Begin With You

[fa icon="calendar'] September 15, 2016 / by Valerie Berset-Price posted in Cross-Cultural Communication, Global Mindset, Cultural Intelligence, Global Team Building, Racism at Work, Cultural Change Management, Change Management

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

 

A recent beauty contest judged by artificial intelligence backfired badly.

Robots were built with the intent of demonstrating the utmost levels of objectivity in matters of “symmetry, skin color, wrinkles and many other parameters affecting our perception of your beauty.” Then, Beauty.ai requested images from all over the world, promising to judge them fairly.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Global Teamwork: Great Intentions Are Simply Not Enough

[fa icon="calendar'] August 15, 2016 / by Valerie Berset-Price posted in Cross-Cultural Communication, Global Mindset, Cultural Intelligence, Innovation, merger and acquisition, Global Team Building

[fa icon="comment"] 1 Comment

Last month, I received a phone call from a prospective client we’ll call “Kevin.” Although I’ve known Kevin for years, we’ve never officially worked together. But when he found himself in a precarious situation, awkwardly positioned between the mid-sized engineering firm for which he works in the Southeastern United States and the Chinese manufacturing plant his company recently acquired near Beijing, he turned to me for help.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Why Slowing Your Global Team-Building Can Speed Up Time to Market

[fa icon="calendar'] July 20, 2016 / by Valerie Berset-Price

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

In his commencement speech to the class of 2016James Ryan, Dean of Harvard’s School of Education, addresses what he claims are the five essential questions to ask in life. This portion of the speech is less than 10 minutes and worthy of a full listen, yet it is the first of these questions, “Wait. What?”, that struck me as particularly important for global companies seeking to maximize the potential of their workforce. 

Wait.

What?

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Putting Up a Brave Front: The Case for Courageous Leaders

[fa icon="calendar'] June 16, 2016 / by Valerie Berset-Price posted in Courage in the Workplace

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

 

Professional_Passport_20JUNE2016_BLOG.pngIf you've been following my Courage series, you know we've covered what courage in the multicultural, distributed workplace looks like and how to develop it on a personal and professional level. This article will address leaders and how they can inspire courage throughout their organizations.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

How to Be a Courageous Employee In 5 Steps

[fa icon="calendar'] May 23, 2016 / by Valerie Berset-Price posted in Courage in the Workplace

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

Last month, I talked about the importance of removing fear from the cross-cultural workforce and what workplace courage looks like in its various forms. Developing this courage is often more easily said than done, which is why I wanted to dedicate this article to the employees wishing to flex their brave muscles. 

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

Courage at Work: Why Removing the Fear Barrier Increases Cross-Cultural Corporate Success

[fa icon="calendar'] April 18, 2016 / by Valerie Berset-Price posted in Managing People, Cultural Intelligence, Cultural Wisdom

[fa icon="comment"] 0 Comments

How to encourage courage in the global workplace

I’m not the first one to write about courage in the workplace, and I certainly won’t be the last. There’s a reason for that; courage is fundamental to growth, change, and survival. And it's even more important in a cross-cultural setting.

Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]

"Azimuth"

Ideas That Help You Navigate Your Way

150215_Azimuth_Compass_II

From the Arabic "as-samut" and Old French and Middle English "azimut", the Azimuth Compass was a navigator's best friend to ensure they kept the ship aligned relative to true North.

Follow Valérie's Business Column in the Huffington Post. Click Here

Subscribe to Email Updates