August 25, 2015

Future Tax Leaders Presentation;How to Enter Cultures; international and otherwise

Participants should leave the session knowing:

– The largest stumbling block when working in different corporations.

– The 5 questions each person should be asking when confronted with any new culture.

– Common mistakes made in interacting with different cultures.

What we will cover:

– Interactive exercise – Bridges and Umbrellas

How we size up a new situation

– Defining culture; visible and invisible

Strategies and tactics for cross generational and international work

– A primer for global cultures

International Business defined with 3 drawings

Task Specific vs. Relationship Specific

Short Term vs. Long Term

Individual vs. Collective (think of Bush vs. Saddam)

War stories


How to fire employees in Womza

What is profit?

Chinese Balance Sheet

10 Questions To Ask Yourself!

This is how we do it our way. What is is their way

What is public, what is private?

How do you know when you are in?

Do they respect my authority?

What assumptions might be underlying their actions?

Have I heard this correctly?

Does the other person understand what I have asked them to do?

Who does my “employee” work for?

Is there more than what I am seeing?

How can I “bridge?”

International Business Podcast! (free)

International business videos

International business book

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Global Business Podcast on OutSourcing. Does It Make Sense?

Here is an interesting international business podcast

Outsourcing isn’t new and is getting lots of news coverage. Often, we Americans use the term “outsourcing” when we’re discussing sending jobs overseas. “Offshoring” is a better term to describe that phenomenon.

As with every fundamental business decision, there are good and bad execution strategies. Many firms that began an offshoring program did so with the promise of lower labor costs, responsive workers, higher-quality delivery, better cash management and less employee hassle. But many of these benefits are elusive. Enjoy the free podcast.