In many articles (including one in The New York Times by Tanya Mohn titled “Expatriate Spouses Struggle to Find Work Overseas”), the difficulties faced by trailing spouses to find meaningful work in a new country have been documented. This is undoubtedly true and...read more
I’m never really sure what to say when people ask me why I don’t have children. I have been asked this question a million times - at dinners, at cocktail parties, at social gatherings, in business settings, as a panelist at professional conferences (during the...read more
Sometimes you stumble into lucky situations. That’s what happened when the High Museum in Atlanta hosted the “Making Africa” in 2017 and I was invited to attend a lecture given by one of the many fantastic African artists who were highlighted in that exhibit - Omar...read more
One afternoon, I was wandering around Hong Kong. I had an hour to kill before meeting a friend for lunch, so I was taking my time and meandering through Star Street and Pacific Place, observing the people and the non-stop hustle bustle that characterizes that amazing...read more
At one point in her life, my sister found “The Prophet” by Khalil Gibran and started reading it. She shared with me some of the insights, which were profound, so I bought a copy. Since then, I have probably gifted this book to more than 20 people! What do I like...read more
When I was living in Hong Kong, I was introduced to the work of Ai Wei Wei, an artist, political activist and general rabble rouser who pushes back against authority and the status quo. He’s from China, where pushing back against authority is not generally encouraged...read more
In the 1960s, Geert Hofstede, Gert Jan Hofstede, and Michael Minkov did a seminal study on national cultures around the world. Their work defined six dimensions of culture that have been the foundation for much cross-cultural work that has come since. In my...read more
While teaching cross-cultural leadership at The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, I used “The Culture Map” as one of our core books. This book, by Erin Meyer at INSEAD, lays out a framework for navigating professional situations when working with people...read more
After completing her surveys and publishing her results on LinkedIn regarding Vision and Voice, Jenna tackled the question of Time. She surveyed female leaders at Fortune 500 companies to understand how they manage their time. After all, time is a limited resource...read more
As a continuation to the post titled “On Vision,” I also wanted to share with you the work done by Jenna Kunkel on Voice. After she completed surveying women in her network about Vision, Jenna turned her efforts to frustrations about how difficult it is to be heard...read more
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