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“Diversity is here. We need to accept and embrace it, look at it as a richness and deal with it. Dealing with diversity implies managing it, not tolerating it”.
Vanessa Barros, CEO and Cofounder Leadership CQ
“I always tend to see more similarities than differences. I always tend to see more things that we share than our contradictions”
“Find the commonalities and emphasize them. Resolve conflicts not by force but by mutual acceptance”
Dr. Herbert Traxl, Former Austrian Ambassador
You have not heard from me in a while for good reasons and one of them was that I was busy reading. Generally, I would have coffee or tea with a chosen guest to bring you the long and short of it. This time, I ended up having gallons of tea with a book written by our last chosen guest, David Livermore.
And while the warmth on our skin invites us to relax, an alarm clock is ticking in the back of our mind. Something is not right, something should be done about it, and we just don’t know what. So what gives you hope when it comes to climate change?
Meet my charming, affable guest of the month- the founder of the Cultural Intelligence Center in East Lansing, Michigan, and a visiting research fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He consults with global organizations around the world, including the Harvard Business School, Google, Coca-Cola, the US Department of Defense, BMW, Qatar Airways, the United Nations, and dozens more.
Her views were quite different from those of some people I know in the USA, where, irrespective of race, religion, colour or gender, they have scaled ladders of success as defined by society. Therefore, it was important to meet her…to get a different voice on Diversity and Inclusion at my table.
Does interculturalism need to be replaced, reformed or reshaped to match the challenges this world faces? The SIETAR Europa 2022 Congress wanted to open the next chapter of Interculturalism...
Touching Touchy Untouchables – Dealing with the Topics that Interculturalists Tend to Avoid Annabelle Bee Baumann and George Simons conducted a hybrid interactive session at the recent SIETAR Europa...
Written by Gabor Holch --- There is an obvious question on most people’s minds when a ‘Third Culture Kid’ is mentioned: “Who or what is it?” Well, “a Third Culture Kid (TCK) is a person who has...
Coffee with MG: diversity and inclusion with Garima Tyagi, HR business partner leader for Verizon India
“Diversity can be counterproductive unless inclusion comes into play!” Garima is very sure of that. A month ago, I was elated to see someone from my Alma-mater (IMT Ghaziabad, India) making waves in...