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Small Business Chron: “Cross-Cultural Business Etiquette”

This article talks about cross-cultural etiquette regarding clothing, conversation, greetings, form of address, time and space. "Men tend not to wear suit jackets and ties in Colombia and the Middle East, but are still expected to be dressed smartly." "In Japan, people do not tend to talk about money, and

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Huffington Post: “Dining Etiquette From Around The World”

The article offers different table manners that are acceptable around the world. "In Japan, most commonly when eating noodles and soups, slurping shows your appreciation of the food to the chef." In France, splitting the bill is considered the height of unsophistication. Offer to pay the bill in its entirety or

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Forbes: “Andy Molinsky: How to Adapt to Cultural Changes in Foreign Countries”

This article features an interview with the author Andy Molinsky of the book "Global Dexterity: "How to Adapt Your Behavior Across Cultures without Losing Yourself in the Process". Some main points that Molinsky expresses about being a global leader is that "the people doing that work in today's global economy must be

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Entrepreneur: “15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs to Know”

The article gives practical advice in different kinds of business situations from dining: "the host should always pay" and "never pull someone's chair for them." In an office environment, "always stand when you're being introduced to someone."and "prepare a polite exit."

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Journal of Career Planning & Employment: from “International Students and the Job Search”

COMMON CULTURAL BARRIERS CHART U.S. Employer Expectations Potentially Conflicting Values in Other Cultures 1. Self-Promotion Assertiveness Confidence in openly discussing goals and accomplishments Follow-up with Employers (telephone inquiries about status of application, thank you notes) Appropriate dress High standards of personal hygiene Unless presented as part of group activity, citing accomplishments maybe

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Student Pulse: Strategies to Respond to Cultural Issues in the Classroom

"While it may be somewhat more challenging to address cultural issues in a higher education context that includes U.S. students, there are a number of practices an effective teacher can implement in order to raise awareness of hidden assumptions, expectations and biases." This article focuses on "self-awareness", "awareness of difference" and

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The New York Times: The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In

"This magazine, in a cover article by Lisa Belkin, called the phenomenon of their leaving work the "Opt-Out Revolution," and other coverage followed: a Time magazine cover story on "The Case for Staying Home" and a "60 Minutes" segment devoted to a group of former mega-achievers who were, as the anchor Lesley

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Forbes: How Women’s Low Expectations Perpetuate The Gender Pay Gap

"Among nearly 66,00 undergrads at 318 universities surveyed by employer branding firm Universum in 2013, women expected to receive an entry-level salary of $49, 248 (or $4, 104 each month). The guys in their cohort told Universum they anticipated paychecks of $4,745 every month for an annual take-home of $56,947." This

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Business Insider: Why Gen Y Workers Have No Idea What Their Managers Expect From Them

"The "Gen Y Workplace Expectations" study, by American Express and Gen Y research firm Millennial Branding, finds that Gen Y workers have an overall positive view of their managers, believing they can provide experience (59%) and wisdom (41%). On the other hand, managers have an overall negative view of their young workers,

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Business Week: What Baseball Teaches About Leading When Expectations Are High or Failure Is Certain

"In the real world leaders are handed a set of keys, pointed toward a bus full of people, and told, "Drive." Such is the lot of Major League Baseball managers who (like many leaders) have some, but not complete, control over the composition of their teams." The article uses the metaphor of