Day: July 30, 2012

International Educator: "The Language of Business"

The article discusses the advantages and requirements of the MBA programs to have proficiency in another language. “The only way to really understand a country’s culture and how it nuances the behavior of managers within an organization—how they think, communicate, interact, make decisions—is to have been part of that culture.

Diversity Inc.: "How a Global Giant Builds Employee Cultural Competence"

This article takes one woman’s account of her cross-cultural business experience and provides insight how to be more effective in cross cultural business situations. “The power that I have seen when diverse perspectives come together in powerful combinations of ideas and teams…I saw firsthand and developed a deep appreciation for diversity and cultural differences.”

The Atlantic: "Why Women Still Can't Have It All"

Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article speaks to the challenges of work-life balance especially for women and traces her own career experience in the process. “Having a supportive mate may well be a necessary condition if women are to have it all, but it is not sufficient. Ultimately, it is society that must change, coming to value choices to put family ahead of work just as much as those to put work ahead of family.”