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5 Essential Steps To Develop Your Cultural Intelligence

Cultural intelligence (CQ) ranks among the top “10 vital skills that you need for the future of work”, according to Forbes Magazine. “The path to a shared future is build on diversity and inclusion” writes the World Economic Forum. Globalisation and migration flows are already happening and we can only solve the big issues of our times and thrive in our careers if we are…

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“Hè hè”! Impressions from my first SIETAR Europa Congress

“Hè hè” is a hearty Dutch expression of satisfaction after a job well done or a hard day. It was explained to us by Aminata Cairo during her passionate keynote speech at the SIETAR Europa Congress and it perfectly sums up my current state. Now is the time to pause, put up our swollen congress feet, reflect on our take-aways and enjoy the feeling of…

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Ist für Expat-Ehefrauen mit 27 beruflich Schluss?

Der am 18.05.2019 im SPIEGEL erschienene Artikel „Expat-Ehefrauen – Wenn mit 27 beruflich Schluss ist“ provoziert und verlangt nach einem Realitätscheck! Ein Dilemma auf mehreren Ebenen Es herrscht in der Tat eine große Diskrepanz zwischen dem hohen Grad der Qualifikation und der Alltagsrealität einer mitausreisenden Partnerin. Es ist ein Dilemma auf mehreren Ebenen, für das es jedoch kreative und zeitgemäße Lösungen gibt. Frauen, die mitten…

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How a cultural chameleon sheds its skin

Did you know that chameleons shed their skin frequently? Chameleons renew their skin every three to four weeks when they are young and growing quickly. As adults, they shed around every two months to accommodate changes in weight and renew old scales. I consider myself a cultural chameleon because I grew up in several different countries until the age of 18, all of which are…

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