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Building Bridges: The Two Ingredients You Need for Success across Cultures

September 30, 2015 by Vicki Flier Hudson No Comment

Last week I delivered a keynote presentation at the Texas Payroll Conference in Galveston, Texas. The group of about 500 attendees was a delight, and we had a lively dialogue about working across cultures. At the end of the presentation I read a quote from Dr. Edmund Davis of Harvard University. “Other cultures are not ...

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Knowledge and Empathy: The Magic Combination that Brings Best Results

August 27, 2015 by Vicki Flier Hudson No Comment

As many of you know, one of my biggest passions in life is working with U.S. clients who partner with offshore teams in India. We help them to build more united, efficient teams that deliver the best results. From time to time, I can’t help but wonder how I became such an offshoring geek! I ...

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Creating Shared Identity in the Global Virtual Workplace: Lessons from Space

July 21, 2015 by Vicki Flier Hudson No Comment

Before I found my true calling as an intercultural practitioner, I wanted to be an astronaut. Now you might say “well, most kids do,” but I took the dream seriously. I took flying lessons for three years starting at age 13. I then entered college as an Ocean Biology major in hopes of working with ...

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One Secret to a Smoother Ride through Business and Life

February 12, 2015 by Vicki Flier Hudson No Comment

As many of you know, I sing and play guitar as a hobby. Recently, however, my musical life has intensified in a wonderful way. In addition to my Rush tribute band (The Spirit of Rush https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Spirit-Of-Rush/270018196489089), about a month and a half ago I started guest-singing for another group called Overtime Crew (on the web ...

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Patience: The Constant Assignment Across Cultures

September 22, 2014 by Vicki Flier Hudson No Comment

As the world becomes more connected through technology, I have noticed a shift in my clients. They are more open, more curious than ever before about their diverse counterparts. They recognize the importance of building skills to work in global teams, and they put effort into learning those skills. One thing has not changed, however. ...

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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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Are You Offending Someone on Your Global Team? I Hope So!

October 1, 2013 by Vicki Flier Hudson No Comment

Over the years of preparing global leaders for their responsibilities I have developed a motto: If you never offend people, you’re not taking enough risks to get to know them. Many global teams go through their interactions at a surface level. I have heard of team members working together for years and not knowing a ...

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