WorkLife

Work is where we most often bump into cultural norms and conditioning and challenges, so in this section, you’ll find stories, advice, and opinions from many different kinds of professionals. From power dynamics to implicit assumptions and biases to just plain old uncomfortable situations, this section can help you navigate through complexities to ensure that you’re getting what you want professionally.

Choosing Mentors

Choosing Mentors

I have been focusing a lot on inclusive leadership lately, and I realized that part of being inclusive means becoming aware of implicit assumptions and biases when choosing mentors and mentees.  So I wrote about it when I realized that by acquaintances in my own...

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Ways To Unplug From This Crazy Culture

Ways To Unplug From This Crazy Culture

One day, I was particularly stressed out. I was getting text messages and phone calls to my personal phone from work people. This is in addition to being double- and triple-booked for a whole week, and I was going crazy and seriously losing it.  I was angry and...

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So Your Trailing Spouse is a Man, What Now?

So Your Trailing Spouse is a Man, What Now?

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...

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Erin Meyer’s “The Culture Map”

Erin Meyer’s “The Culture Map”

While teaching cross-cultural leadership at The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, I used "The Culture Map” by Erin Meyer at INSEAD as one of our core books.  This book lays out a framework for navigating professional situations when working with people from...

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