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“Love what you do and you will never work a day in your life.” That quote has always seemed a little “baloney-ish” to me, the purview of the privileged. Even a google search for the source of the quote suggests that it’s not really a thing. It’s attributed to both Confucius and singer Marc Anthony—how…

3 Tips to Help the Reluctant (aka Nervous) Networker

I volunteered to man the water table at International Night at my son’s school the other night.  I joined the other parents lingering back behind the self-serve station.  For fun, I decided to spell “SAA” (acronym for the Science and Arts Academy) with the water bottles, and ‘voila!’, the quiet water station became a spark…

Intercultural Conflict: How Jobs and Titles are Like Cultural Fiefdoms

Lessons in intercultural communications abound every day, everywhere.  Over the past few days, “my friend” learned how orientation to different jobs/careers fields can yield the same intercultural snafus found in cross cultural communications. Whether it’s Jargon (think SEO, CEO, B-Hag, NGO, HACE), written communication styles (think Engineer vs. School Teacher) or simply the anticipated protocol…

Intercultural Communications, Engagement and Inclusion as seen through Music

  I caught this version of Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason” on the radio today, that she did with Eric Clapton, and it was great.  Her sultry tones complemented by his distinctive blues guitar were wonderful.  Each was able to bring her/his unique style to the table to produce a fantastic product in a spirit…