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Too Busy to Care About Culture?

April 25, 2019 by Vicki Flier Hudson No Comment

A manager walked down the hall of his U.S.-based multinational company looking puzzled. He sees a colleague from Brazil who asks him, “Is everything okay?” “Yes,” says the U.S. manager. “I just have so many meetings today that I’m not sure when I will get my work done!” Later in the evening, a global team ...

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Cultural “Baggage”: The Key to Business Success Around the World

July 26, 2018 by Vicki Flier Hudson 4 Comments

This blog, posted originally in 2011, examines how knowing the “why’s” of different cultures determines your level of success in business with them. Using the United States, Germany, and India as examples, we will dive into our cultural “baggage!” In the United States, people sometimes use the word “baggage” to describe their past personal experiences ...

Patience Across Cultures: The Power of Observation and Planning

April 27, 2016 by Vicki Flier Hudson No Comment

What would you choose as the most important success factor in working across cultures? When I ask my clients this question, the response is often the same: Patience. They also cite patience as one of the most difficult intercultural skills to master. How do we overcome the gap between the enhanced amount of patience we ...

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What’s In It for Me? How Global Leaders Can Role Model the Benefits of Intercultural Business

March 28, 2016 by Vicki Flier Hudson No Comment

As many of you know, I play electric guitar and sing for two rock bands, Overtime Crew and The Spirit of Rush. As a professional speaker, music performance is not a big stretch for my personality, but it is a new domain with its own challenges: multitasking (I sing and play guitar), dealing with equipment ...

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Competition across Cultures: More Harm than Good

January 21, 2016 by Vicki Flier Hudson No Comment

Happy 2016, friends and colleagues! I hope your year is going well so far. Here on the Highroad we are gearing up to help companies implement the three C’s of global success: Cultural intelligence, Cost savings, and Collaboration. We look forward to connecting with you again, and wish you an inspired year ahead. (Follow me ...

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What You Resist Persists: The Hidden Cost of Avoiding Differences

June 19, 2014 by Vicki Flier Hudson No Comment

I recently learned a quote from Carl Jung that shook me to my very core: What you resist persists. When I heard those words at a seminar I was struck between the eyes by their truth. The speaker who said them then took a long pause, looked at all of us, and added, “What you ...

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Getting to Know Each Other Over the Virtual Divide: Answering the Human Call

May 15, 2014 by Vicki Flier Hudson No Comment

In this month’s issue: If you’re not compensating for physical togetherness, your team may not excel Travel back in time with me to before farming, grocery stores, and take-out. Men and women roamed the Earth in constant search of food, hunting game and gathering plants. Every time they stepped out of their dwelling, they had ...

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My Gift to You: The Secret of Success in Global Teams, Live Performance, and Life

December 19, 2013 by Vicki Flier Hudson 3 Comments

As the year 2013 winds to a close I thought long and hard about what I might offer to you, my clients and colleagues, as a gift. Sure, I could send the obligatory fruitcake (does anyone actually eat those?) but then I asked myself, what is the biggest lesson I learned this year? What made ...

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A Day of Inspiration with A Multicultural Group

September 7, 2009 by Vicki Flier Hudson 1 Comment

I have no idea what mystery factor makes up a positive, inspiring group dynamic, why some groups mesh together so well and others don’t. In my work I see all kinds, but I am always in awe of a group of people that come together with me, a total stranger, to have a day of ...