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Highroad Turns 15 Years Old: My Story of Building Bridges

May 30, 2019 by Vicki Flier Hudson No Comment

This past Tuesday my company, Highroad Global Services, turned 15 years old. I am a nostalgic sort, and I couldn’t help looking back to May 28, 2004 and remembering what it was like to commit to something I believed in wholeheartedly (and still do). My last day at my corporate job was very exciting. My ...

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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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What Is a Global Mindset?

January 31, 2018 by Vicki Flier Hudson No Comment

As I travel from company to company coaching leaders and collaborating with teams, I have the good fortune of seeing it all: The great, the good, and the (very rarely) ugly. But one thing that most companies have in common today is a desire for their workforce to have a global mindset. This little phrase ...

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Let’s Stand Up and Say YES, We’re Biased! Then We’ll Get Things Done

August 29, 2016 by Vicki Flier Hudson 2 Comments

Denial is a powerful force, and human beings are masters at it. This little gremlin comes in many forms. We might avoid having a condition checked out at the doctor because we fear the outcome. We might text and drive thinking “I’ll be careful; I can handle it.” Typically, however, denial leads to negative results. ...

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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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Global Leadership and the Power of “Both/And”

February 23, 2016 by Vicki Flier Hudson No Comment

Global leaders today have it tough; exciting, but tough. Whether they run a small business or a Fortune 1000 company, the skill set they need today compared to ten years ago is staggering. Their expertise in their area (technology, finance, etc.) is no longer enough. Now they need to be highly adept with multiple abilities ...

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Five Lessons Learned from 2014: End of the Year Reflections

December 11, 2014 by Vicki Flier Hudson 1 Comment

Greetings Highroaders, My last blog of the year is always my favorite to write. It gives me the chance to connect with all of you, to share what I’ve learned, and to express gratitude for the last twelve months of my life. I would like to share the lessons I learned both personally and professionally ...

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“But I’m Right!” And Other Misinterpretations of Cultural Intelligence

January 13, 2014 by Vicki Flier Hudson 1 Comment

Happy 2014, Readers! I hope the year is off to a good start for you. Here’s a New Years question to get your global minds going: What does it mean to have the highest level of cultural intelligence? As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, a way exists to scientifically measure your intercultural sensitivity. The IDI ...

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Are You Prepared? Global Leadership Skills Take Time and Practice

September 6, 2013 by Vicki Flier Hudson No Comment

In my last post I made an analogy between learning the guitar and developing intercultural intelligence. You can listen to your favorite band for years, memorize all of their lyrics and music, but you will not likely be able to instantly play their songs on an instrument without the right set of skills. Many global ...

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Intercultural Sensitivity and Competence – Are We in Denial?

June 13, 2013 by Vicki Flier Hudson 2 Comments

Greetings, Readers, As many of you know, outside of my life as a global team facilitator and coach I am an electric guitar player. I’ve played acoustic guitar off and on since high school, but about a year ago I got myself a Fender Stratocaster, a pretty loud amp, and a series of effects pedals. ...

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